Carolyn Sigg Pilgrim


March 29, 2023

Carolyn Sigg Pilgrim was born Nov. 29, 1930, in Joliet, Mont., to Alfred G and Eleanor Horrall Sigg. She passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2023, in Wolf Point, Mont.

Carolyn attended her school years in Joliet, Los Angeles, Calif., and her senior year of high school in Hinsdale, Mont., where she graduated in 1948.

She worked in her early years at the Hinsdale Tribune, and at the State Welfare Office in Helena, Mont. She attended MSU-Billings from 1950 to 1960 graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Education.

Carolyn taught various grades in Montana from 1952 to 1988, in Glasgow, Billings, Forsyth, Terry, Wolf Point, Sunnyside, and at Frontier School. She spent many years as a substitute teacher while raising her children.

Carolyn loved to dance, read, listen to music, and study scriptures. She was an avid reader with an extensive collection of books covering a wide variety of subjects. She was very active in her church and dearly loved her "church family." Over the last 50+ years, her involvement with her church included teaching Sunday School, Relief Society, and primary; and also playing the piano for church services, weddings, and funerals – which was her favorite calling.

Carolyn married Joseph E. Pilgrim in April 1963, and passed away one month shy of their 60th wedding anniversary. They have 4 children; Kerry (David), Joe, Andrea (Craig), and Ronald. They have 15 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Carolyn's only living sibling is Jacob Sigg; her sisters, Barbara Warddrip, Alfreda Drabbs, Julia Slack, Audrey Larson, and Martha Neutgens, all preceded her in death.


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