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Dorothea A (Jefferson) Dust

May 18, 1945 ~ March 10, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Dorothea Dust Obituary

Dorothea Avonne Jefferson Dust, 78, of Lodge Grass, MT left us peacefully and went home to be with the Lord on March 10, 2024, at her home. Dorothea was born May 18, 1945, in Crow Agency, MT to the late Bernice Pretty Weasel and the late Charles Jefferson. She grew up in Lodge Grass and received her education at Lodge Grass Schools. Dorothea was a clan member of Ties the Bundle and a child of the Ties the Bundle. She married Victor Dust Sr. in 1969 in Sheridan, WY and the couple made their home in Lodge Grass, MT and raised their children, they were blessed with five children. Her only daughter, Charlene (Greg) Hogan, Four sons; Victor Jr. (Verena), the late James JP (Patricia), Mike, and Timothy Dust.  Two granddaughters she raised as her own, Charity OB(Rudy Kelly) and Leah Dust(Tyson Gro Von). Her granddaughter, Kristine that took care of her till the end, her adopted daughters include, Sherry “Tiny Girl” House, Londa Baker, Anita “Anne Jo” Old Bull, Barbara Jefferson, Philamine Spint and the late Vickie Dauer. Her adopted sons Darius Deputee, Daryl Little Light, Amigo Jefferson, Todd Amyotte Sr., Robbie Robinson, Leo Good Luck Jr. and the late Kevin White. Her goddaughter Kristie SunGoesSlow. Her sisters Karen, Maxine, the late Sherry, the late Majorie Jefferson, the late Charlene Nomee, the late LeeAnn Old Bull, the late Cheryl Yellowtail, the late Zona Dust, the late Verena Costa, and the late Lydia Hill. Her brothers Franklin, Johnny, Steven, Tim, the late Charles, Jr., and the late Gavin Jefferson. She has 25 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren.

Dorothea was quick witted and the conversations with her were full of laughter. She enjoyed visiting with her sisters, Karen and Maxine, and her sisters-in-law, Claudine and Tonya Dust. Her greatest enjoyment was time spent playing Aggravation with her sons Mike, Timmy, and JR and her granddaughter Rhea Dust nightly. Every summer on weekends she enjoyed watching her sons, grandsons, and great grandsons throw arrows for Dust Boyz and win multiple tournaments and the Senior Arrow Tournament for 14 years. She really always enjoyed watching her grandsons and great grandsons playing basketball for Lodge Grass Indians and made it to games to cheer them on. During tournament time she enjoyed making it to all the games to watch them play. She had the opportunity to watch 2 of her grandsons win State 2 times and participate in the victory dance for them and the team. She recently just got done watching 2 of her great grandsons play in State and take 3rd place.

An avid Elvis Presley Fan, her home was a walk down memory lane with her grand collection of Elvis memorabilia as well as her collection of Guardian Angels. Never one to pass up a candid moment she has the biggest collection of a lifetime of photos always with her handy disposable camera which she still always preferred. The Jefferson sisters were inseparable and could always be found together sitting around the table with cups and cups of coffee, donuts, never ending stories of the old days and laughter, they always got around together even when they were unable to drive, Karen and Dorothea were your original Thelma and Louise as Karen drove Dorothea was her eyes and would alert Karen when to stop and when it was clear to pass up cars, when they had Jobs they would all work together like the senior citizens center and procurement office, Dorothea loved to cook and bake when her son’s were younger and playing sports her home was always filled with friends and cousins of her boys Smokey, Steve Jr, Big Boy, Dwayne, Legrant, Brad, Raymond Jr. to name a few her home was always a welcoming place for all. She was very quick witted and was known to burn and roast her boys more then a few times over a very competitive game of aggravation. she was always so proud of her grandkids and great grandkids she took an active role in everything that they did always camera ready. Growing up in the Jefferson Family was always so fun as the Jefferson girls would be right in there playing not-it with all us kids.  At one time Franklin gathered all his sisters and took them on a road trip to Colorado springs Co. to visit his daughter and that was an adventure to say the least Franklin continues to tell people that that was his choir even taking them to a camp meeting in browning where he was invited and introducing them as his choir. Her favorite movie of all time was God’s not dead she could be found watching that movie several times a day. Growing up in the Jefferson household of 16 the 3rd born of 14 siblings they were raised a close nit family, faith filled and respectful she helped her mother raise and care for her younger siblings until she married and made a home of her own. When they were younger, they had a pet pig named petunia that acted more like a pet dog and would often chase the boys that came calling.  She has numerous nieces and nephews whom she love dearly she was blessed with a huge family and many friends, extended family include Pretty Weasel, Shane, Goes Ahead, Fitzpatrick, Takes Enemy, Other Medicine, Old Elk, Doyle, Birdinground, forgives us if we have missed you, please except our apology, our family is large.



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March 13, 2024

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Bullis Mortuary

March 14, 2024

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Bullis Mortuary

Funeral Service
March 15, 2024

11:00 AM
Spirit of Life Foursquare Church in Crow Agency

Interment following funeral service
March 15, 2024

Lodge Grass Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Lodge Grass, MT 59050


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