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e milestones SUNDAY, AUG. 20002 3A SIDNEY HERALD ; 2  :--,, Dave Johnston, 85, Richey, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at the McCone County Health Center in Circle. Visitation was from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at the Silver- nale-Silha Funeral Home in Glendive, and from 4-8 p.m. in the chapel of the Silver- nale-Silha Funeral Home in Richey. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Richey with Pastor Paul Sponheim officiating. Interment took place in the Richey Cemetery in Richey. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Richey has been entrusted with the arrange- ments. Alfred Dave Johnston was born June 2, 1927, in Central City, Neb., a son of Cecil and Katie (Knels) Johnston. He was raised and educated in a country school, receiv- ing his education through the sixth grade when he quit school to help on the farm due to his dad's poor health. He was raised on the Retch Table until the family moved to the current farm northwest of Richey. Dave met, courted, and married Eloris Will on Feb. 25, 1948, at the Presserville Baptist Church in Vida, and to this union five children Anna Elizabeth Ledet, 91, Menifee, Calif., passed away peacefully Aug. 3, 2012, due to a heart attack. She was the eldest child of Danish immigrants, Christian and Johanna Graveson Dige. Anna was born May 18, 1921, in a log cabin on their prairie farm in Three Buttes and was raised on her parents' sugar beet farm in Sidney. At 17, she moved to Los Angeles, Calif., and com- pleted her senior year of high school followed by a year at Los Angeles City College. For her next ad- venture she attended Dana College in Nebraska where activities included secre- tary of Pep Club, reporter for the college newspaper, princess of the Lilac Fes- tival, basketball and was named Woman's Athlete of the Year. Her first clerical jobs were in Sidney' Omaha, Neb., and then Anchorage, Alaska. She returned to work in Sid- ney and then to Los Angeles where she preferred to be called Anne. In California, she met Roger Ledet on a blind date. They married and lived in Downey, Calif., for eight Obituaries Dave Johnston 1927-2012 were born. He was the first driver's education teacher his kids ever had, and he taught most of the kids to drive by putting them on the tractor or in the combine and letting them go. Dave was a hard worker whose work was his hobby. His nickname on the CB was "Busy Beaver" because he was always working. He was never happier than when he was working on the farm, whether summer fallowing, seeding, spraying or especially harvesting. He also enjoyed branding and working the cows. He liked doing any work that had to be done on the farm. He never bought anything un- less it was deductible. Dave was a man who loved his family, he enjoyed sup- porting his grandchildren in their sporting activities, tickling people while they slept with a twisted napkin or Kleenex, and he always looked forward to family Anna Elizabeth Ledet 1921 -2012 years where their two chil- dren, Carol and Neff, were born. For the following 21 years, the family resided in Artesia, Calif. She did cleri- cal work in Artesia while Roger worked as a realtor. As in all communities where they lived, Anne was active in the church and community. She was involved with PTA, teach- ing Sunday School, Little League, church circle, Bible studies, VFW, Thimble Club and Snip 'n Stitch. After retirement, Anne and Roger moved to their Anza, Calif., home which overlooked the valley. Roger tended his vegetable gar- den, while Anne worked on making patchwork quilts, lap robes and baby quilts. reunions they had recently started having every two years. He was always up for a game of Dicemill, Skipbo and Uno. Dave was a board member for the Christian and Mis- sionary Allianco r',,,,,,_h and the Farmers Elevator. He never took many vaca- tions in his life, but he did get to enjoy a free cruise. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Katie Johnston; broth- ers Lawrence Johnston and Eugene Johnston; sister Marjorie Ziegler and great-granddaughter Shelby Sedgwick. Survivors include his children, Garald D. (Bar- bara) Johnston, Winifred, Gregory W. (Susan) John- ston, Lewistown, Myron A. (Barbara) Johnston, Richey' Maureen E. (Don) Buller, Kalispell, and Marlin W. (Aurilla) Johnston, Richey; 17 grandchildren; 20 great- grandchildren; siblings Ruth Cooper, Circle, John- nie Johnston, Poplar, Helen Hoffman, Richey, Mary Johnston, Washington, Ella Anderson, South Carolina, and Ruben Johnston, Ya- kima, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Remembrances and condo- lences may be shared with the family at www.silverna- le-silhafuneralhome.com. She especially enjoyed nur- turing her flower gardens. Together they took many road trips to visit family and friends as well as trav- eling to Germany, Denmark and Hawaii. She enjoyed coffee parties, reading, entertaining friends and playing cards. In 2003, after 25 years in Anza, they moved to Menifee, Calif. Anne lost Roger to death on June 12, 2004, on their 56th wedding anniversary. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Dray, Riv- erside, Calif.; her son, Neil (Patricia) Ledet, Fremont, Ind.; her brother Kenneth (Stella) Dige, Orting, Wash.; her grandchildren, Chris- tian and Nathaniel Dray, JT (Staci) and Allison Ledet; cousins; nieces and neph- ews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Ledet, and siblings Alice, Gladys and Albert Dige. The memorial service was held at Faith Lutheran Church of Sun City, Calif., on Aug. 15, 2012, with a reception following. Inter- ment is at Riverside Nation- al Cemetery in Riverside. Cardio Equipment Treadmills, Bikes, Steppers, Rowing & Elliptical Machines Weight Equipment Free Weights & Cybex Weight Machines Indoor Track Raquetbail Courts Aerobic, Piiates & Yoga Classes Circuit & Personal Training HOURS: Sat. & 8am BILL VANDER WEELE I SIDNEY HERALD Back to school Students have fun on West Side School's playground prior to the first day of school Wednesday. Obituary Olive Quinnell Funeral services for Olive Quinnell, 92, Sidney are pending at the Faith Alli- ance Church in Sidney with Pastor Paul Turek officiat- ing. Interment will be in the Richland Memorial Park Cemetery, Sidney, MT under the direction of the Fulk- erson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances and condo- lences may be shared with the family at www.fulker- sons.com. Olive died on Thursday. Aug. 23, 2012, at the Good Shepherd Home in Watford City, N.D. 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