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Emily Denise Healey

Died: Tue., Aug. 26, 2014

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Sep. 02, 2014
Location: Whitesitt Funeral Home

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Boise, ID - Emily Denise Healey passed away from a variety of natural causes on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 in Boise. Denise was born to Dennis and Emily Leary on May 29, 1939 in Butte, Montana. The younger sister of Marylin, the two sisters grew up in Butte. Denise graduated from Butte High before going on to graduate Kappa Alpha Theta from Montana State University in 1959 with Masters degrees in both English and French. Denise had a brief teaching career, where she also spent a year teaching English in France before returning to meet her husband Jack, in Seattle. She and Jack had two sons, and Denise decided to be a stay at home mom and devoted her life to her family and raising her two sons. She and her family later moved to Montana and she greatly enjoyed her life in the place where she loved, the Bitterroot Valley. She had a great passion for her pets, friends and family; country music, camping and drives up in the mountains. She made lots of wonderful friends in the Bitterroot valley, along with some volunteer work she did for a few organizations. She is survived by her two sons, John and Eric, her sister Marylin, her husband Bill, and their three children, Terry, Billy, and Jim. Services will be held at Whitesitt Funeral Home, 314 Church St., Stevensville, MT at 11: A.M. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery.

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Carole Evans Brown
   Posted Sun August 31, 2014
Very Surprised and sadden!! Wish that I could be there or had known how she was doing. Tried twice to call her in the last 10 days.
She and I go bad a very long time as special friends and enjoyed sharing memories . sincere sympathy, Carole E. Brown

Zena Beth McGlashan
   Posted Tue September 02, 2014
John & Eric -- Thinking about you and your Mom today. She had many health issues but is now at peace.

I have so many memories of Dennie. In grade school, one year we all chose nicknames and she was Dennie for many of us ever after. My favorite memory is when we were in 7th and 8th grades, I would ride my bike down to the Excelsior Street tennis courts and play tennis with Dennie.

I should say she played tennis and I chased balls so I could serve to her! In other words, she was great and I was awful! But she never lost patience with me. We had so many laughs. And then we'd go to the A&W root beer stand on Excel and have a frosty mug -- which cost 5 cents back then.

We went on to U of Montana and were Kappa Alpha Theta sorority sisters.

If she had lived in contemporary times, there's no doubt in the minds of a lot of us who knew her high school tennis achievements that Dennie would go to college on a tennis scholarship. She was that good. But that was the '50s when we were playing half-court basketball and women's sports were few if any. Not recognized like now. Times change sometimes for the better!

Fond regards, Zena Beth "Zeke" McGlashan

P.S. Dennie always called me Zeke!

bsrb pepprock
   Posted Tue September 02, 2014
Johnny and Eric, I am so sad about your mom's passing. As you know we were good friends way back. Even though I have lost touch with her in recent years she was always on my mind as a very good friend who would give you the shirt off her back.

As I said, when you called Eric we were just taking off for a trip to Yellowstone or I would have certainly been there at the funeral. My thoughts are with you!!

She is at peace now. You boys, be good, do your mother proud. Hugs to you both. Love, the Pepprocks

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