Dorothy Hurley, 75, passed away on August 19th, 2021, in Great Falls, MT after an extended illness. A Memorial Service will be held on September 14th, 2021 at 2PM in the Rose Room Chapel of Croxford Funeral Home.
Dorothy was born in Langdon, North Dakota, She was the oldest of the three children born to Joenice Katherine Murphy and Percy Ashley Holmes. She spent her younger years growing up on a farm in Sarles, North Dakota, but after her father’s untimely passing, her family moved to Shelby, Montana briefly before relocating to Great Falls, Montana; which Dorothy considered her home.
Dorothy met and married Patrick Hurley in 1963 and the couple had one daughter, Lisa Hurley. They later divorced in 1980. Dorothy worked as a key punch operator for many years before working for the Motor Vehicle Division in Cascade County where she later retired.
She always wanted to become a nurse and took care of family members whenever she was needed. Dorothy was a kind-hearted, witty and loving mom, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved being with her family and laughed at the funny things kids sometimes say. She enjoyed a good game of scrabble with her sister and going out with her on Friday nights. Her witty comebacks would always catch us off guard and they will truly be missed. She was someone who lived in the moment and relished the memories she had with family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Betty Holmes of Great Falls, MT.
She is survived by her daughter Lisa Hurley of Helena, MT, granddaughters Ashley (Ryan) Higgins and her kids Leeila, Addison and Chael of Great Falls, MT, Shelbi Rioux of Helena, MT and Morgan Olson of Helena, MT and her sister Shirley (Bob) Clayton of Great Falls, MT.
Dorothy was a lover of animals and we are asking in lieu of flowers to donate to an animal charity of your choice.
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