Anita Louise England

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend passed away peacefully with her husband by her side from her battle with cancer on May 27, 2017. Anita was born at St. Josephs Hospital in Lewistown, Montana on February 22, 1961 to Florence ‘Lori’ Miller and Wayne Dahl.

Born and raised in Montana, Anita was the oldest of her blended family of 11, so it comes as no surprise, she was known as the “Care Giver” of the family. Anita married Larry England in 1990 and together made their life in Missoula where they raised their own blended family of five. Anita graduated from Missoula College, University of Montana with an associate’s degree in Assistant Medical Technology. Shortly after graduating, she got a job with the State of Montana Department of Transportation where she loved her job and was a dedicated employee for 28 years until the cancer no longer allowed her to perform her duties. Anita loved camping with her husband and dogs, and planning and attending most of her family functions. She was the one who always thought of everything. She also loved sewing and traveling. She will be missed immensely.

Anita is survived by her husband, Larry England of Missoula, her children Guy Bond, Paul Bond Jr., and James Bond, all of Harlowton, Joe England (Marie) of Kalispell, Mary Curtis (Mike) of Orofino, Idaho; mother Florence “Lori” Miller of Billings, biological father Wayne Dahl (Nancy) of Lewistown, adoptive father Charles “Chuck” LeRette (Carol) of Casper, Wyo.; brothers and sisters Barry LeRette (Tracy) of Harlowton, Calvin LeRette (Denise) of Missoula, Barb Wohlk (Brian) of Denton, Jodi Mardikian (Dick) of Billings, Anthony LeRette of Sheridan, Ore., Crystal Carlin (Jim) of Albuquerque, N.M., Cindi Best (Steve) of Custer, Mont., Sandra Ayers (Mike) of Lewistown, Danielle Turner (Kelly) of Lockwood, Mont., Tammy Hosfield (Bob) of Townsend, Mont.; grandchildren Mariah, Caitlyn, John, Marshall and David; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Perry and Evelyn Best, and stepfather, John “Jack” Miller.

Memorial services will be held June 9, 2017 at the Lion’s Den 1900 W. Broadway, Missoula, at 3 p.m. A reception will follow. Memorials can be made to Hospice of Missoula or a charity of your choice.

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