Marguerite "Deate" Green


Marguerite “Deate” Green, 95, of Billings died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at the Valley Nursing Home in Billings.

She was born on March 1, 1918, in Knowlton, the daughter of Howard and Marie Woodruff Myers. 

She was united in marriage to Donald “Don” Green on Sept. 11, 1936, and to this union two daughters were born: Donna Rae on March 24, 1944, and Dorothy Ann “Dotti” on Aug. 16, 1950.

Along with Mr. Green’s brother, Milt Green, and his wife, Dorothy Riggleman, they owned the family ranch on lands along the Custer and Fallon county line and lived southwest of Ismay.

Don Green died on Oct. 12, 1976, Milt on July 31, 1977, and Marguerite and Dotti with Dorothy Green continued the ranching operation until selling the home place to Buford Griffin in 1984.

In retirement, Marguerite Green enjoyed family, friends and travel, residing first in Miles City, then relocating to Billings in 1999 with her daughter, Dotti. Many lives were touched by Mrs. Green’s selfless giving, quiet caring and steadfast loyalty over the 95 years of her life.

Her survivors include daughters, Donna Green and Dotti (Larry) Pointer; granddaughter and her husband, Deana (Dean) Cole; and great-granddaughter, Deblin Shay Cole; two sisters,  Evalyn Green and Wanda Roberts; two sisters-in-law, Ethel Redman Myers and Sharon Myers; and many special nieces and nephews.

She was preceeded in death by her husband, Don; brothers, Charles Overt, William Howard and Robert Wayne; and sister, Maxine.

Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Interment will follow in the Custer County Cemetery in Miles City.

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