Lottie Burgener


(May 5, 2003)

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, May 9 at St. Barbara's Catholic Church for Lottie Burgener, 94, who died Monday, May 5 at the Powell Nursing Home.

Father Pete Johnson will officiate at services. Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 21, 1908, in Sadalla, Mo., to Lucas and Lillie Moore. Her family moved to Billings, Mont., when she was a young girl.

She married Albert (Ab) Burgener Sept. 25, 1925, in Billings. They moved to Powell and began farming. She was a helpmate in all aspects of farm life.

They raised nine children, all of whom graduated from Powell High School. She sewed dresses for the five girls and even made their prom dresses. She also liked playing bridge and eating at the Senior Center.

She enjoyed her children and grandchildren and crocheted quilts for all of them.

She was a member of St. Barbara's Church and the Altar Society.

Survivors include her daughters, Louise Huntington of Red Lodge, Mont., Dorothy Lee (Vance) Larkin of Cody, Bonnie (Hank) Hartley of Winter Haven, Fla., and Willa (Willy) Mae (Jim) Fleming of Powell; her sons, Tom (Carolyn) Burgener of Elizabeth, Colo., and Ken (Vallie) Burgener of Anchorage, Alas.; two brothers, Cliff Moore of Medford, Ore., and Emmett (Doreeen) Moore of Pocatello, Idaho; 26 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ab; her sons, Ronnie and Clarence; her daughter, Esther Merring; and her grandson Kirk.