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Ronda Bartlett Brown Feuerstack

March 13, 1941 — November 3, 2023

Ronda was born March 13, 1941 and returned home on November 3, 2023.

She was born in Butte, Montana fifteen minutes after her twin brother Ronald Oliver

Brown. Ronda was a true Celt. Her heritage was Irish (Davis) and Scot (Brown) family

– Lamont Clan. Ronda came from a Union Pacific Railroad family and grew up in the

Lima area. Her father was a conductor who regularly journeyed the Butte to Pocatello

route. Her mother ran the Merrell Hotel and raised a family of six children. Ronda

was the youngest child and the only girl, however she could hold her own and did not

tolerate much mischief from her older brothers.

Ronda married her German Professor from College, Erich “Max” Hugo Feurestack.

Max asked Ronda on a picnic at Point of Rocks, south of Dillon and proposed to her

there. They were married in the spring of 1962 at the Lutheran Church in Dillon. Max

was the Lutheran minister in Dillion for many years. Minister’s wife was only one of

her many titles. She was an artist, poet, a schoolteacher and worked for the county

road department for many years.

Ronda was a lifelong learner and had an impressive list of accomplishments. She

graduated from Lima High School and later Western Montana College with her

Bachelors in Elementary and Secondary Education. She spoke English, German and


Ronda was very involved in her church and extended church family. She believed “A

cheerful heart is good medicine (proverbs 17:22)” and joined the Clowns for Christ

movement. No, that was not a typo! It’s a real thing. Ronda would have laughed out loud

at those of us who find clowns a little creepy. She would be best described as a pure

spirit, with a true appreciation for all things human – wonderful, unique, and

sometimes a little broken. She defined herself as spiritually aware, a good listener, and

kind. She also said “I have a knack for reading people. Except for the time I delivered

a cake to the county jail, with a file baked into it.”

Anyone who knew Ronda knew what a character she was. She had a fantastic sense of

humor, and her laughter was infectious. She was an excellent storyteller. She included

colorful details about the characters, performed each character’s voice, and had you

believing you were there. There was of course a funny punch line at the end that took

you completely by surprise.

Artistic talent came naturally to Ronda. Drawing and painting were the forms she

loved the most. She also enjoyed public speaking, acting, comedy and dance. She won

many awards for her art and public speaking. She was a lover of all things ice cream

and loved getting hopped up on diet coke. Good caffeine fixes often lead to bouts of

malarkey and shenanigans.

Ronda was the last living member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death

by her husband Erich Hugo Feuerstack, her parents Ronda Bartlett and Katherine

Fullerton Davis, her siblings James Davis, Richard Sam, Bartlett Ronda, Edward

Charles, and Ronald Oliver Brown. And of course, her beloved family of pets can’t be

left out! Tagoonia the family/childhood Australian shepherd, Gracious Peabody the

poodle, Guido the canary, and Snow White the guinea pig. Ronda did not have any

children of her own but was very close with her nieces, the daughters of her twin

brother, Jennifer Kathleen and Janene Kendal Brown.

We would like to thank Gayle Sandbourg for her steadfast friendship and care for

Ronda. Gayle was there when we could not be. Thank You!

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, December 2, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Mountain time)

The tentative date for burial is June, 1 2024 in Dillon.

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