Janet Dunlop

Janet Elaine Dunlop, born Sept. 13, 1933, in Minot, North Dakota, to John and Ebba Leraas, passed away on Dec. 31, 2019, in Billings, surrounded by family.

A 1951 graduate of Minot High School, she earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Minot State Teacher’s College and a master’s in special education from Eastern Montana College. She went on to teach at Will James Junior High School from 1975 to 1988.

She met her future husband, Lowell Dunlop, at Minot State Teacher’s College. They were married on Aug. 14, 1955.

She is survived by husband, Lowell of Billings, two children, Brian (Shelley) Dunlop of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Barbara (Burt) Fazio of Billings; three grandchildren, Sean Dunlop of Ogden, Utah and Ryan Dunlop of Springville, Utah  and Cody Fazio, serving in the Marine Corps in North Carolina; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Kathy Lillis Chapel at St. John’s, followed by interment in Yellowstone Valley Memorial Park.

Donations may be made to Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1108 24th St. W., Billings, MT 59102; St. John’s Foundation, 2429 Mission Way, Billings, MT 59102; Help for Homeless Pets, 2910 Hannon Road, Billings, MT 59101.

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