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Deborah Jo Fogle

 

February 14, 2018

Deborah Jo (Spilllum) Fogle, age 54, of Wolf Point, Mont., passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at the Billings Clinic Hospital after a courageous and hard-fought battle against gastric cancer.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 15, with family receiving friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m., and will be followed by an open sharing time of our stories with Debbie.

Friday, Feb. 16, a visitation with family receiving friends will be from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Stevenson & Son's Funeral Home in Jordan, Mont. Burial will follow at Hearts of Peace Cemetery in Brusett, Mont. Please join Debbie's family at The Summit Corral in Jordan following the graveside service.

Debbie was born on April 5, 1963, to Bayard and Agnes Spillum in Jordan, Mont. She joined brothers Jack and Tom at home and Loren followed not long after.

Her mother, Agnes, married William "Bill" Stanton in 1971, and little brother Ebert joined the family, too. Although Bill was her stepfather, Debbie always saw him as her father and loved him dearly.

She loved Brusett and living on the ranch. She was known to jump on a dirt bike and take off into the pine trees. She went to the country school until 1977, then moved into the dorm in Jordan, to attend high school. She was an excellent student and finished her junior and senior years in one to graduate early in 1980. After high school, she moved to Billings, briefly, to attend college, but Jordan called her home.

She married Monte Billing in 1984 and their son, Lane, was born in 1987. She married Keith Fogle in 1989 and their daughter, Loni, joined the family in 1990. The family moved to Glasgow in 1992. Keith went to work at the Post Office and Debbie worked part-time at Dairy Queen, but she spent most of her time at home with her children. When both kids were in school, she found joy working at the Irle School as a librarian and loved having the same schedule as Lane and Loni. She never missed a play, recital, or sporting event.

Camping and boating at Hell Creek were some of her favorite things to do in the summer. She loved music and could be seen on the dance floor jitterbugging her heart out. She loved to play darts, shoot pool, throw horseshoes and drink a cold beer. One thing that can be said about her is that she loved to be the boss.

She went to work at Valley Bank for several years before moving to Wolf Point. She worked at Peavey Grain Elevator for several years, eventually settling into a job that she really enjoyed at Medical Records at Northeast Montana Health Services. She dearly loved all of her work colleagues throughout the years.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bayard Spillum in 1989; her beloved brother, Jack, in 1997; her step-father, Bill Stanton, in 2013; and her grandparents.

Survivors include a son, Lane Billing; a daughter, Loni Fogle and (Tony Gundermann); her mother, Agnes Stanton; three brothers Tom Spillum, Loren Spillum and his wife, Tamara, and Ebert Stanton and his wife, Karen; grandkids Alice, Charlie and baby Gundermann due in July; several nieces and nephews; special companion Dana Schumacher; daughter-in-law Whitney Swanson; and many more special relatives and friends.

 

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