Patricia Ann Pickering


Patricia Ann “Pat” Pickering, 76, of Miles City died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at her home in Miles City.

Born on July 14, 1937, in Forsyth, she was the daughter of Lee and Birdena McJunkin Cartwright. She attended school at Vananda, Hammond Valley and graduated from Colstrip High School.

Following her schooling, she went to Spokane, Wash., where she received her associate’s degree in office management. She married Mark Small and to this union, two children were born, Lyle and Dixie.

She later married Dan Pickering in 1963 and to this union two children were born, DeeAnn and Dean. She spent most of her time between Forsyth and Miles City, making her home in Miles City since 1970. She retired from the Veterans Affairs in Miles City as Chief Property Manager.

Mrs. Pickering loved to sew and restore old furnishings. Her pride and joy were her children and especially her grandchildren. She loved being a Gramma.

She is survived by two sons: Lyle Small of Miles City and Dean (Stephanie) Pickering of Miles City; two daughters: Dixie Hofer of Miles City and DeeAnn (Larry) Wagoner of Miles City; three sisters: Melva Donley of Forsyth, Doris Rector of Great Falls and Helen Curran of Rosebud Creek; her grandchildren: Steven Carroll, Tiffany, Mary and Sara of Oregon, Lee Small, Allen Hofer, Ryan Clemons, Kali Clemons, Colton Kruger, Monique Ramsey of Ohio, Kelly Wagoner, Rhonda Wagoner, Chance Kalloch, Nathan Pickering, Katie Pickering and Jonathan Pickering, all of Miles City; one adopted son: Tim Ramsey of Newark, Ohio; and 10 great-grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by three sisters.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 4 to 6 p.m.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Interment will be in the Forsyth Cemetery.

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Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Oncology Department at Billings Clinic.