Elizabeth Ann Vimont Ronning

Elizabeth Ann Vimont Ronning, age 89 of Miles City, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2018 at the Friendship Villa in Miles City, MT.

Elizabeth “Liz” Ronning was born on July 5, 1928 in Bellingham, WA. She was the daughter of Charles Vimont and Betty Vimont Carter who raised their family on a homestead on the Rosebud Creek. Liz attended, Rosebud Schools and later moved to Miles City with her parents and attended Custer County High School. She met the love of her life, Warren Ronning, at a Rosebud Dance. She fell in love and they were married on June 29, 1947, after he returned from World War II.

They lived in Missoula while Warren attended the University of Montana. They moved back to the farm at Rock Springs and were members of Rock Springs Trinity Lutheran Church. As years went by, through good and bad, Warren & Liz farmed and ranched at Rock Springs, MT and enjoyed all their neighbors there so much. To this marriage two daughters were born: Carin and Virginia. Carin married Jim Larsen and they have three children: Wendy, Lori & Tyler. Virginia stayed on the farm with Liz and Warren, helping with the farm. Virginia was married for a short time and has two sons: Ryan and Warren Venable. Warren Venable is still farming at the Rock Springs farm.

She enjoyed all of the events of her family with many holiday gatherings and especially the Old Settlers Picnic at Rock Springs. Liz and Warren loved to dance together. She loved music and played the piano and keyboard very well until her hands got arthritis too bad. Liz loved makeup and clothes and sold Beauty Counselor Makeup. She enjoyed family get together’s with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Warren and Liz enjoyed traveling in their RV together. Liz and Warren moved to the Friendship Villa in 2013 where she remained until the time of her death.

Liz is survived by her two daughters: Carin (Jim) Larsen of Forsyth and Virginia Ronning of Miles City; Liz’s grandchildren: Wendy (Lafe) Larsen Warren and their children Brac and Cade; Lori Larsen Vance and her children Laney and Haley; Tyler (Tisha) Larsen and their children Shellbie and Kenan; Ryan (Jill) Venable and their children Carter, Sofie and Elise; Warren (Sarina) Venable and their children Ashley, Jayden, Kyler and Warren III; two sisters in law: Dorothy Ronning Tilton Bakken and Kathleen Olander Ronning.  Liz had a lot of nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.  

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Warren E. Ronning, her parents Charles and Betty, a sister Charlotte Vimont Vergine, several sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, and lots of aunts, uncles and cousins on both sides of the family.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Miles City. Viewing will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held at the Custer County Cemetery following the luncheon.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.

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