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Obituary - Velda Irene Duty

Velda Irene Duty, 94, passed away Tuesday morning November 28, 2023, at her apartment in Timber Creek in Havre.

Public viewing will be held from 5-7 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2023, at the Holland & Bonine Funeral Home, with her funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at Van Orsdel United Methodist Church with Ila McClenahan and Pastor Sue King officiating. Her burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her husband, Marvin.

Memorials in Velda's honor may be made to the Marvin and Velda Duty Endowment Scholarship at Montana State University-Northern or to a memorial of one's choice.

Please visit Velda's online memorial page to send a card or leave a message of condolence for her family

Velda was born February 4, 1929, in Stanford, Montana, to Frank and Lucille (Bullard) Todd. She was raised and educated in Stanford. She married Marvin Duty February 15, 1947. They raised their three daughters in Lewistown and Havre, where Marvin owned and operated Duty Construction.

They retired and traveled together, wintered in Mesa, Arizona and spent the summers in Billings, Montana.

She was an avid golfer and enjoyed reading.

Velda was a compassionate person who loved her family. She enjoyed gardening, caring for her family, enjoying her friends and not to mention a glass of wine or two. She had a quick wit, which we enjoyed to the end.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin; daughter, Carlene Scharfe; brother Don Todd; and her son-in-law Bob Bricker.

Velda is survived by her two daughters, Debbie (Bob) Deery and Darlene Bricker; son-in-law, Dick Scharfe; her sisters, Shirley Olsen, Charlotte Rector, and Myrna Stone; and one brother, Gene Todd; grandchildren, Dr. Stace (Mark) Fritzler, Carrie (Jim) Kato, Damon (Eleanor) Bricker, Aaron (Heather) Bricker, Amy (Rick) Reynolds, and Frank (Kortnee) Leeds; great-grandchildren, Natalee Fritzler, Reagan Fritzler, Lauren Kato, Carlee Kato, Reid Kato, Cortney (Tony) Filler, Hannah Bricker (Everett), Chloe Bricker, Bella Bricker, Riley Bricker, Harley Bricker, Reese Reynolds, Ryan Reynolds, Jackson Reynolds, Trinity Leeds (Juan), Carter Leeds (Vic) and Emily Leeds, and one great-great granddaughter, Isla Leeds.


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