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Ellen G. Yost

March 7, 1929 April 5, 2016
Ellen G. Yost
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Ellen Yost, 87, of Big Timber passed away on Tuesday April 5, 2016 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Big Timber.

Ellen was born March 7, 1929 to Frederick (Fritz) Ellison and Ida Michels Ellison in Big Timber. She attended grade school and high school in Sweet Grass County.

She married Irvin J. Yost Sr. on June 4, 1950, and to this union three children born; Mary Lee, Jill, & Jim. They lived on the family ranch on Little Timber with George and Mary Yost and George Allen, (where little George received his first whipping from Ellen), then they ranched in Melville. The family moved to Big Timber in 1962 where Ellen resided until her death.

Ellen was raised on the family ranch on the Boulder Valley. She drove a team of horses stacking hay and doing numerous chores around the ranch. After high school she worked at the Big Timber Department Store, Cole Drug and retired from Citizens Bank & Trust.

Ellen loved to work in her flower garden. She enjoyed lunch at the Timber Bar with her friends. She was well known for her cooking and baking. She was a great seamstress and a 4-H leader. She was a great mother, grandmother, and aunt.

Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin, her parents Fritz and Ida, her brothers, John and Archie Ellison, son-in-law, Dean Dewing, and great-grandson, Kenneth Gairrett.

Ellen is survived by her brother Stuart (Carol) Ellison of Helena, sister-in-law, Kathryn Ellison of Big Timber, brother-in-law, George (Karen) Yost of Billings, daughters, Mary Lee Dewing of Shepherd, Jill (Terry) Baird of Big Timber, son, Irvin James Jr. (Jackie) Yost of Big Timber, grandchildren, Teri Lee (Paul), Marty, Kerri, Fritz (Amy), Ashley (Reece), Kelsey "sweetpea" (Tim), Kearstyn (Danny), Kylee (Sean), Breann, & Brody, 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Sunday April 10, 2016 at Stenberg Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 A.M. Monday April 11 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Big Timber. Rite of Committal will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Timber Bar.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

10

Apr

5:00 PM 4/10/2016 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/10/2016 7:00:00 PM
Stenberg Funeral Home

215 Anderson Street
PO Box 723
Big Timber, MT 59011

Stenberg Funeral Home
215 Anderson Street Big Timber 59011 MT
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

11

Apr

11:00 AM 4/11/2016 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church

910 McLeod Street
Big Timber, MT 59011

A reception will follow at the Timber Bar.

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
910 McLeod Street Big Timber 59011 MT
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mountain View Cemetery Final Resting Place

West of Big Timber
Big Timber, MT 59011

West of Big Timber Big Timber 59011 MT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Hearts and Hands Hospice

PO Box 1337
Big Timber, MT 59011
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