SUNBURST Bonnie L. Dyrdahl, 73, a retired office manager from Sunburst, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at the Marias Medical Center due to cancer.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sunburst Cemetery. Bonnie was born June 30, 1933, at Big Sandy to Augustus and Alice (Flatness) Hobbs. The family moved to Box Elder in 1943, where she graduated from high school in 1951. Bonnie then moved to Shelby and married James Dyrdahl on Sept. 24, 1955 at Choteau. They moved from the family farm near Devon to Sunburst in 1968. Bonnie was the office manager for Northern Telephone in Sunburst for more than 20 years. Bonnie was an active member of the Coutts Sweet Grass Lions Club and had served on the Sunburst City Council. Bonnie loved collectables, especially Precious Moments, and her home was full of many different items. Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, James; sons, David and Larry; and sister, Shirley Hoffman. Survivors include her sons, Michael (Julie) Dyrdahl of Shelby and Charles (Debi) Dyrdahl of Aurora, Colo.; sister, Eileen (Torv) Halverson of Missoula; brother, Philip Gaudet of Shelby; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Whitted Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.whittedfuneralchapel. com.