Loraine Louise Spencer Neff

Monday, January 7, 2019

On January 4, 2019, our mother, Louise Neff went to sing in the heavenly choir with her daughters by her side.

Louise Neff was born in Greybull, Wyoming, August 15, 1930 to William and Elizabeth Spencer.  She joined her big brothers, George and Earl.

In 1941, the family settled in Fromberg, Montana. Louise attended Fromberg High School where she played basketball and graduated in 1948. She attended Colorado Women’s College in Denver. While in Denver she met Ronald Neff. They were married June 22, 1951 and had three children, Kathie, Bill and Sheri.

In 1977, they moved to Joliet, Montana and moved to Laurel in 1990.

Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Ron, sons Bill and Lawrence, parents William and Elizabeth Spencer and brothers George and Earl Spencer.

She is survived by daughters Kathie (Jim) Yates of Chinook, Mont., Sheri Phillips of Laurel, grandchildren Stacey (Kim) Yates of Colstrip, Jake (Keri) Yates of Billings, Allison Neff (C.J. Mitchell) of Hardin, Andy Phillips of Laurel and Sam Phillips of Billings. Louise also had many great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She is also survived by daughter-in-law Sara Neff of Billings.

Special Thank You to Dr. Neal Sorenson, Senior Independence Hospice and the staff at The Crossings/Richardson Cottage for their wonderful care.

A Celebration of Louise’s life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Montana Talking Books or Help for Homeless Pets. 


Upcoming Events

Friday, January 18, 2019
First & third Thursdays, 6 p.m., at The Crossings, 600 Roundhouse Dr.
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Third Saturdays, 1 p.m., The Crossings, 600 Roundhouse Dr.
Monday, January 21, 2019
Corinthian Lodge No. 72, AF&AM, first & third Monday, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Temple, Laurel Masonic Temple, 9900 Airport Road (except July-August)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Eagles Hall, 313 W. Main, 628-4503
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961


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