Marcella Marie Billadeau Boling
March 18, 2020
Marcella Marie Billadeau Boling passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 while surrounded by her loving children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Marcella was born to Virgie & Lawrence Billadeau on June 14, 1929 and, after graduating from Denton High School, married Wayne Boling two weeks after her 18th birthday.
Marcella & Wayne moved to Coffee Creek after Wayne finished college in Bozeman, and for the rest of her wonderful years she was involved in numerous church and community activities, clubs, and charities. She taught Sunday School, was a cub scout den mother, joined toastmistress, Home demonstration club, was a Girl's State counselor for nine years becoming the director in 76. Marcella was a life member of Legion Aux, served as an election judge in Coffee Creek, Denton and Lewistown. She was a blood donor and served as a hospital pink lady when she moved to Lewistown. She also listened to 1st graders read with her best friend Ester Heckford.
She is survived by her five children: Randall Boling of Lewistown; Rita Surber (Larry) of Chinook; Richard Boling (Audrey) of Lewistown; Rory Boling (Mary) of Bozeman; and Rod Boling of Denton. Marcella was perhaps most proud of her grandchildren. Six grandchildren: Sean Boling (Janet); Sonja Boling (Dave); Sanda Boling (Mike); Chad Surber (Vanessa), Jennifer Boling-Ellens (Jeffrey); Jeff Boling. Eight great-grandchildren: Dylan Surber, Jordan Surber, Lily Surber, Shelby Boling, Jake Boling, and Oriah, Tenzin, and Valen Boling Ellens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her grandson Trever Surber.
Marcella loved to travel and, as a way to share her passion with others, organized bus tours across the United States for more than 15 years. She visited all fifty states and traveled to Europe several times. She enjoyed playing the piano for church and school plays that her children performed in during their school-aged years.
Marcella spent several years living at the Grande Villa where she made several friends then moved to Caslen Living Center in Lewistown. She suffered a stroke the first of Dec. and spent the last 3 months at Sweet Memorial Nursing Home. The family felt fortunate that Marcella received such wonderful care. Memorials are being sent to the Ambulance fund and Denton Endowment Fund.
Services were held Tuesday, March 10th at the Denton Methodist Church with burial at the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Lewistown.