Billie Patricia Shiner 1936-2016

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Billie Patricia Shiner

SEELEY LAKE - Billie Patricia Shiner, Anaconda, Mont. passed away Feb. 6. She was born Billie Patricia Ward to James and Laura Ward March 10, 1936 in Anaconda, Mont. where she spent all of her younger life and graduated from Anaconda High.

She married Rudy W. Shiner May 5, 1955 and had two children. After a few years of marriage they moved to Seeley Lake, Mont. She eventually moved back to Anaconda to be near family after the passing of her husband.

She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and giving them all away as gifts. She was a huge sports fan, especially NASCAR and rodeos.

She is preceded in death by her father, James Ward; her mother, Laura Ward Hilgers; her step-father, William Hilgers; her husband Rudy W. Shiner and her sister KayMarie Hilgers.

She is survived by: her son, Jim Shiner, Seeley Lake and daughter Jean (Dave) Rieden, Helena, Mont. She has five grandchildren: Jennifer (Doug Lieb) Rieden, Helena; Rudy Shiner, Helena; Les (Natassia) Shiner, Missoula; Wilson Shiner, Helena and Jerry Shiner, Seeley Lake; and five great grandchildren, Makayla & Morgan, Helena and Decklan, Cian and Etain, Missoula. She is also survived by her brother Jim Hilgers, Eureka, Calif. and her daughter-in-law Debra Ekblom, Helena, along with numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and special friends from Anaconda and Seeley Lake.

A celebration of her life will be held at the VFW in Anaconda on March 5 at 2 p.m.

A celebration of life will be held in Seeley Lake at a later date this spring, where her ashes will be placed.


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