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FORT BENTON - Lillian "Billie" Lippard, 95, a retired nurse, died April 10, 2003, at a Fort Benton care center of natural causes.

Memorial services were Saturday in the Bertha Brock room at the Missouri River Medical Center. Cremation has taken place.

Lillian was born at the family home in Watertown, N.Y., to William and

Bertha Bates on Dec. 24, 1907. When she was almost 3, the family moved to the Bear Springs area near Denton, where her father had purchased a relinquished

homestead. They went by train to Wolf Point and made the rest of the trip in a covered wagon. She was going to a countr...

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