Yukona “Connie” E. Seiler, 92, passed away peacefully with her family by her side December 29, 2020 which was her Mother’s Birthday (Laura Hardin Duncan). Connie was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and friend to all whose lives she had touched.
Connie was born to the late Laura Hardin Duncan and Claire Duncan on March 4, 1928 in Hinsdale, Montana. She was the fifth daughter of seven girls. She graduated from Hinsdale High School.
Connie first met her husband, Dean Edward Seiler in Glasgow, Montana after he returned from the military and started his career with the Montana Highway Department in 1947. They were married on January 31, 1948 at the Little White Church in Malta, Montana. They resided in numerous northeastern Montana communities. Later they relocated to Nashua, Montana where Dean continued working for the Montana Highway Department. They then transferred to Miles City, Montana in 1968. Together they had eight children.
Connie was a stay-at-home mom, being there for the kids was THE most important thing to her. She considered her family to be her greatest blessing and her most important role.
Even though Connie was a woman of few words, she made friends easily and had such a kind hear. Over the years she loved Participating in the lives of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After Dean retired and the kids were grown, they loved traveling and were Arizona snowbirds for many of years where they found their happy place. After Dean passed away in 2007, she moved to Mesa in 2011. She loved to play cards and take her brisk two-mile walks every morning in the beautiful Arizona sun. She returned home to Miles City this past September to be closer to family. Everyone that met Connie was drawn to her loving kindness and beauty inside and out. She will be missed by so many who loved her.
Connie is survived by her sons, Richard (Debbie) Seiler of Glasgow, Montana and David Seiler of Boise, Idaho; daughters, Vicki (Doug) Bishop of Silverdale, Washington, Janis (Frank) Hartman of Miles City, Montana, Sheila (Tim) Miller of Havre, Montana, and Marsha (Lyle) Posey of Albuquerque, New Mexico; sister, Patsy (Dale) O’Brien, Shirley Greene; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents: Laura Hardin Duncan and Claire Duncan; husband of 59 years, Dean in 2007; son, Rodney in 1956; and Baby Girl Seiler in 1957; sisters, Pearl, Helen, Jeanie and Barbra.
Graveside service will be Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Bell Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at bellmortuarymontana.com.