Louise Huntington


(May 28, 2003)

A memorial service was held Saturday at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Red Lodge, Mont., for Louise Huntington, 73, who died peacefully at Cedar Wood Villa in Red Lodge early Wednesday, May 28.

She was born May 25, 1930, in Powell to Albert and Lottie (Moore) Burgener. She attended schools in Powell and went on to earn her nursing and accounting degrees from Eastern Montana College.

On Aug. 9, 1952, she married Burt Huntington in Lovell. She worked in nursing positions in Laramie, Lovell and Billings and later assisted her husband in publishing work at the Lovell Chronicle and Carbon County News (Red Lodge). She also worked as a bookkeeper for Rocky Mountain Industries in Red Lodge for many years.

She was a devout Catholic and a devoted member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. Her loss will be felt deeply in the church and in the community. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting, but mostly cherished her time serving in the church.

Survivors include her son, Ted, and his wife Michelle of Wasilla, Alas., and two grandchildren, RenE' and Seth, also of Wasilla; three sisters, Dorothy Lee (Vance) Larkin of Cody, Bonnie (Hank) Hartley of Winter Haven, Fla., and Willa Mae (Jim) Fleming of Powell; and two brothers, Tom (Carolyn) Burgener of Elizabeth, Colo., and Ken (Vallie) Burgener of Anchorage, Alas.

Her husband, Burt, preceded her in death in 1997.

Cremation has taken place, and her ashes will be scattered by the family at a later date. Dahl Funeral Chapel of Red Lodge was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials to the Montana Alzheimer's Association, 3010 11th Ave., No., Billings, MT 59101 would be appreciated by the family.