Patricia “Pat” Denowh

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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2012 8:00 pm

Mass of the Christian Burial for Patricia “Pat” Denowh, 80, Sidney, is 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church with Father Greg Staudinger, Father Jim O’Neil and Father Ned Shinnick officiating. 

Wake services will be 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at the Gartner-Denowh Sales Barn. Interment will be in the Sidney Cemetery under the direction of Fulkerson Funeral Home. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at

Patricia Kathryn Gartner Denowh was born Aug. 1, 1932, to parents Joseph and Mary Kathryn (Lynde) Gartner in Circle. Traveling by wagon, they moved to the Brorson community the following year. Pat was the eldest of 10 girls. She attended grade school at Brorson School and graduated high school in Sidney.  She was active in 4-H and band growing up. 

Pat married Russell Denowh on Nov. 25, 1950.  They lived in Fairview for a short time then moved west of Sidney and farmed and ranched with Pat’s father.

Pat was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, a charter member of Catholic Daughters, 4-H sewing leader for many years, a Ding Dong Cowbelle, and a member of the Lions Club, Sweet Adelines, Brorson Homemakers and Montana Angus Auxiliary. 

She taught many young girls how to sew, always had a big garden, loved her flowers, and absolutely adored her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandson.

Pat died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Billings Clinic from complications following heart surgery.

Pat is survived by: her children, Gail (Tom) Lehman, Billings, Mick (Debbie) Denowh, Sidney, Loretta (Jim) Vitt, Sioux Pass, Pam (Rick) Wyman, Williston, N.D., Chris (Roger) Hystad, Glasgow, and Paul (Tracy) Denowh, Sidney; nephew Donald (Teri) Denowh, Billings; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; her sisters, Eva Jane Anderson,  Eureka, Shirley LaMotte, Billings, Margaret (Gordon) Bradley, Sidney, Jackie (David) Gilman, Powell, Wyo., Karen (Rich) Rogers, Billings, Paula (Mike) McLain, Havre, Carla (Cardwell) Berg, Sidney, Donnell (Richard) Olesky, Fla., and Diane (Curt) Prchal, Billings; sister-in-law Margaret Denowh, Cartwright, N.D.; numerous nieces and nephews; and one very special friend, Gabe Fischer.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years and her parents.