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Margaret Ann Lawyer

December 5, 1928 — July 4, 2023

Margaret Ann Ehlman Lawyer was born December 5th, 1928, in Anaconda MT the 5th of 7 children born to James and Mary Keenan Ehlman. 

She passed away July 4, 2023, at the Beehive Assisted Living in Dillon MT. 

Right after her 5th birthday the children were moved to Twin Bridges to the State Orphans Home, she always said she loved having all the food she could eat and a warm bed to sleep in plus she was able to spend time with her siblings so that they could still grow up together. She may have had run ins with the Matrons, but she still was very happy there. When she was 14 the Dillet Family took her from the Orphans' home to work in their home, but she loved being outside so much she quickly learned to do all the ranch work, she absolutely loved every kind of animal they had on the ranch. She gained a brother there, Billie Dillet along with new parents Ella and Roscoe Dillet, she loved them all dearly and continued to live with them until 1966 when she was married.

She married Harry Lawyer on January 9th, 1966, and gained two sons Bob and Jim. In 1967 Harry and Margaret had their daughter Leslie. They ranched until 1982 when they retired and moved to a home closer to Twin Bridges.

Margaret loved to fish, take beautiful pictures and she loved her Notre Dame parish where she helped with mass each week and helped with any events the church held, but most of all she loved her family, taking the grandkids fishing and exploring every chance she got, and played for hours with her great grandkids.

She is going to be greatly missed by many but especially her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harry, grandson Robert Lawyer, brothers James Ehlman, Henry (Anne) Ehlman, Charles (Jo) Ehlman, Frank Ehlman and Billie Dillet and her sister Alice (Paul) Maes.

She is survived by her sister Gerry (Bud) Uecker, children Robert (Gay) Lawyer, Jim (Kathy) Lawyer, daughter Leslie (Carson) Cox, Grandchildren Royce Lawyer, Doris (Dan) Brady, Tami Lawyer, Debbie Lawyer, Dale (Susan) Lawyer, Casey (Stephanie) Cox, Kimberly (Harley) Borjas, Britney (Nick) Zacher and Tanner (Stephanie) Cox. 12 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.

We want to thank all the amazing employees of the Beehive and the Honeybee Hospice for taking such great care of mom. Also, a big thank you to the amazing doctors, especially Dr. Loge and Dr. McIntyre, nurses and all the staff at Barrett Hospital, including the ER.

Margaret’s Funeral Mass will be Monday July 10th at 11 AM at St Rose of Lima Parish Dillon MT. 

Memorials may be made to Shodair Children’s Hospital, Foundation Office, P.O. Box 5539, Helena, MT 59604, or donor's choice.

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Monday, July 10, 2023

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Monday, July 10, 2023

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