Lucille Ringheim

Lucille Ringheim

Lucille E. (Crawford) Ringheim, 85, passed away in her sleep at her home Monday, March 4, 2013.

Lucille was born to Katherine L (Skierecki) Crawford and Lexie (Leslie) W. Crawford on August 26, 1927 in Scobey, MT; her family owned and operated the Cozy Café there for over 18 years. She attended Scobey Public Schools and played clarinet in the band until her family moved to Billings, graduating from Billings Senior High School. She then attended the Billings Business College, later completing a national secretarial certificate through Montana State University, Billings. Her working career was spent at various Yellowstone County businesses: Johnson Motor Freight, Salt Creek Freight, Archie Cochrane Motors, Western Security Savings, Floberg Realtors, Billings, and Johnson Ford Motor Company in Laurel. She spent time volunteering for many charity organizations after she retired.

Lucille was a member of the Billings Professional Women, Billings Secretarial Association and she was a long-time member of the Yellowstone Lutheran Brethren Church where she had served as treasurer and secretary.

Lucille married Elmer Ringheim (deceased) and was mother of two children, Earl N. Ringheim and David A. Ringheim (deceased). She was a Cub Scout leader, when her children were young and active in the Broadwater School PTA. While working at Archie Cochrane Motors she was very involved at the organizational level of the Billings Mustang Club, often taking part in many rallies in the area.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, David, and sister Mable H (Crawford) Buer. Survivors include her son, Earl, at the family home, daughter in-law, Susan Ringheim and granddaughter, Karlee Rae Ringheim of Simi Valley, CA, brother, Dr. Leslie W. Crawford, Atlanta, GA, and nieces, Jean Buer-Mott, Billings and Margaret Crawford Killian.

A memorial service celebrating Lucille’s life will be held at Michelotti-Sawyers Funeral Home, Billings, on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 11:00 followed by committal at Mountview Cemetery in the family plot. Viewing will be Sunday, March 10th between 3-5 pm. Memorials are suggested to the Yellowstone County Food Bank.

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