Carrol Edna (Rasmussen) Reddick, 73, died in Helena on Dec. 27, 2013.
She was born in Opheim on Jan. 24, 1940, to Lars and Florence Rasmussen and was the youngest of six kids.
She married her childhood sweetheart, Roy Reddick. They lived in Glasgow, where she worked for many years in the auto body shop they owned as well as several other jobs. They lived in other areas of Montana, including Great Falls and Malta, and settled in Helena. When not working, they spent their time in the outdoors.
Her passion involved volunteering her time to the recovery ministries at her church and other organizations. Her contributions included countless hours of working in many capacities for the church, always lending a hand and helping whoever was in need. She spent numerous Saturday mornings making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the faith kids.
She loved dancing and music (especially Elvis singing the gospel). She was great at gardening and canning and the master of pie making.
She enjoyed spending time with family. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were huge loves in her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Reddick; both of her parents; three brothers, Cliff, Ken and Loal Rasmussen; and one grandson, Kyle Sims.
Survivors include five children, one son, Barry Reddick and his wife Patricia, of Helena, and four daughters, Jackie Cool and her husband, Wes, of Glendive, Shirley Reddick of Helena, Rhonda Hedalen and her husband, Bobby, of Helena and Mellissa Schaeffer and her husband, Steve, of Helena; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lois Hardin of Shelby; one brother, Roy Rasmussen of Oregon; several in-laws; many nieces and nephews; and the friends in her church family.
She planted many seeds in most everyone she encountered, always hoping for them to choose the right path. At our family Christmas gathering, she whispered, softly shaking her head yes with a smile on her face, "I made all of this."
Mom, Grandma, sister, friend, aunt. You are forever in our hearts and will be greatly missed. We are proud of the family you helped us make. We love you.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to East Valley Foursquare Church Recovery Ministries, P.O. Box 785, East Helena, MT 59635.