Crystal Lynn LaBuda, 24, died at a Great Falls Hospital on Tuesday from injuries received in an automobile accident earlier that morning on Beaver Creek Road south of Havre. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Fifth Avenue Christian Church in Havre. A reception will follow. Graveside services will be 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Big Sandy Cemetery. Viewing will be Sunday at the mortuary and Monday at the church prior to services. Crystal was born March 19, 1986, in Havre. She was the eldest of three children of James and Lauretta (Pelley) LaBuda. She grew up and received her education in Big Sandy. In 2004 she moved to Oregon and became a CNA. Crystal came back to Montana in 2006 and worked at the Big Sandy Medical Center and Northern Montana Care Center. During this time she had two daughters with Jim Davis. Crystal recently moved to Havre, where she worked as a personal caregiver for Bill Vosen. She also began a new relationship with her soul mate, Conner Tilleman. She enjoyed many hobbies, including fishing, boating, water sports, reading, gardening, canning, cards and sudoku. She loved animals, clothes and shoes, and the Montana State University Bobcats. Crystal was a very affectionate and caring person and will be missed deeply by her family and friends. Survivors are her parents, Jim and Lauretta LaBuda of Big Sandy; daughters, Miyah Lynn and MadiLynn Rose Davis and their father, Jim; brothers, Christopher and Ryne LaBuda of Big Sandy; her fiancé, Conner Tilleman of Havre; paternal grandmother, Fay Brubaker of Havre; maternal grandparents, Donna Fetsch of Big Sandy and LeRoy Zak of Stevensville; paternal greatgrandmother, Evelyn LaBuda of Big Sandy; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Bernard LaBuda, and her uncle, Ralph Pegar. A memorial trust fund for Crystal’s beautiful daughters, Miyah and MadiLynn, is being established at Wells Fargo Bank in Big Sandy. Arrangements are by Rockman Funeral Chapel in Chester.
CRYSTAL LYNN LABUDA obituary
Published: Friday, May 7th, 2010
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