February 2, 2021
Patrica (Patti) Kay (Dighans) Lantz, 64, of Billings, Mont., passed away November 20, 2020. She was born in Scobey, Mont., on October 14, 1956 to Carol and the late Alfred Dighans, formerly of Peerless, Mont.
Patti spent her childhood on the family farm in Richland, Mont., and Peerless, where she often talked about many fond memories. Following her youth, she spent time in California and later resided in Willitson, N.D., where she raised her family. She moved to Billings in 2006.
Patti love spending time with her grandkids. Taking them to the park, picking them up from school, playing board games. Or hanging out with them in the yard. She always had a smile on her face when they were with her. She care deeply for others, enjoyed talking about her youth on the farm and absolutely adored the color purple.
She is survived by her mother Carol Dighans, her son Kyle (Jamie), granddaughter Jayla, grandson Kyson; daughter Sharlissa(Jason) granddaughters Annevieve and Aviedha; and siblings; Mark, Scott (Sheila), Bruce (Pamela), Joel (Sally), Kathy (the late Jim Ehlers).
A memorial will be planned in 2021 spring/summer. In lieu of flowers, memories may be made to Family Service, P.O. Box 1020, Billings MT 59103 In Memory of Patricia Lantz.
You can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close you eyes and pray that she’ll come back, or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her, or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she’s gone, or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back, or you can do what she’d want: Smile, Open Your Eyes, Love and Go on.