She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Vivian Watson, her sister Kitty Hollifield, grandson Jayson Moore, and nephew Dakota Wood.
Survivors include her daughter Brandy (Tim) Thatcher of Hubbard, Dawn Moore of Missoula, and son James Piel of Malone; sister, Donnice Sorrell of West, Texas; sister Sherry (Cliff) Wood of West, Texas; and brother Don Watson of St.
On September 24, 1954, Wesley Frederic Cool joined their family. She was very well liked and respected to all who knew her upbeat, endearing personality. They had homes next to each other in Lomita, California. Marie in the late 80’s, was a snow bird, going to California in the winters. Marie a couple of weeks each summer, and before you knew it, Lona moved here in April 1994.
Upon Fred’s dad’s sudden death in December 1954, the Cools lived in Larslan, Montana during the farming season to help with the family farm. She loved 4-Bears Casino and loved going there with her friend Audrey Sands. Growing up in the city, she simply loved Montana, even when her health failed and she couldn’t get out of her house.
Lona was laid to rest February 2, 2018, in the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana. Yvonne “Tillie” Cox-Hopkins our beautiful and loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt went to be with the Lord on February 2, 2018 at Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point, Montana.
Fred graduated from Glasgow High School and attended college at North Central Bible College (NCBC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he obtained his ministerial degree.
Over her lifetime, she was a medical transcriptionist for the VA hospital in Waco, Texas, and in Oak Cliff, Texas.
In the mid 90’s she was a manicurist in her sister’s beauty shop.
Visitation will be Thursday February 9, 2018 from 6 – 8pm at the Bell Chapel.
Services will be Saturday February 10, 2018 at the Frazer Community Hall with a viewing at am and the service beginning at pm.