Lola Ann (“Lutie”) Bond Barnes, 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 29, 2019 in her apartment at Big Horn Senior Living in Hardin.
Lola was born on November 23, 1933 in Lodge Grass, Montana to Charles Uhl and Pauline Williams Bond. She grew up and attended school in Lodge Grass. In 1953, she married Gerald Barnes, a member of the Crow Tribe and the love of her life, in Missoula. The couple lived in Butte and Lodge Grass before making their home in the Hardin area. They raised four children together. Jerry passed away in 1993.
Lutie worked at the Hardin High School cafeteria back when they cooked meals from scratch. She loved camping and traveling with Jerry in the mountains on the Crow Reservation. She also enjoyed gardening and hosting family get-togethers and reunions. She always kept the neatest home in Big Horn County. She was known for her kindness and consideration for others.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Jerry; sister Viola Hager and brothers Robert (Ramona) and Douglas (Connie) Bond.
She is survived by her sisters Karen (Randy) Whitaker of Washington and Marion (Brian) Lewis of Colorado; sister-in-law Ramona Smith- Bond of Lodge Grass; daughters Lora (Bill) Watt and Lisa (Marty) Reeves of Big Horn County; sons Casey (Kathy) of Gillette, Wyoming and Bret (Shelley) Barnes of Billings; grandchildren Will (Danielle) and Cathryn Watt, Chris (Michelle) and Nick Barnes, Emily (Michael) Mitchell, Tanner (Marietta) Barnes, Sarah (Eric) Sayler, Jerod and Mattie Reeves and fourteen great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Big Horn Senior Living (Heritage Acres) for all their help and care during these past few years.
Funeral Service is at the Bullis Funeral Chapel in Hardin, Montana on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Private family interment at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Big Horn County Historical Society, 1163 3rd Street East, Hardin, MT 59034, or to a charity of your choice.
Bullis Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements.