GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                             Wednesday, February 20, 2002

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 Bernadine 'Bunny' Trottier

  CHINOOK/MALTA -- Bernadine "Bunny" (Stearns) Ellery Trottier, 70, a retired restaurant cook, died of natural causes Sunday at her home in Chinook.

  Her funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday at Adams Memorial Chapel in Malta, followed by cremation. Burial of ashes will take place in Malta Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

  She is survived by sons Loren "Rick" Ellery of Reno, Nev., Joe Ellery of Spokane and Dale Ellery of Athol, Idaho; daughters Yvonne Standing Rock and Mona DeBray of Billings; brothers Gay Stearns of Harlem, Lionel "Pete" Stearns of Wasilla, Alaska, Ken Stearns, Mike Stearns and Joe Stearns, all of Sunnyside, Wash., and Bill Stearns of Prosser, Wash.; sisters Peggy Loppe of Great Falls, Anna Garman of Grandview, Wash., Hattie Jo Chancellor of Vancouver, Wash., and Gloria Wallace of Yakima, Wash.; her stepmother, Arlene Van Wechel of Sunnyside; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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BLAINE COUNTY JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                                   Wednesday, February 20, 2002

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Bernadine Trottier

 

  Bernadine “Bunny” (Stearns) Ellery Trottier. 70, died of natu­ral causes on Sunday, February 17, 2002 at her residence in Chinook. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 23rd at 2 p.m. in the Adams Memorial Chapel in Malta. Cremation will follow services and burial of the ashes will be in the Malta Ceme­tery

  Bunny was born on January 18, 1932 in Malta to Kenneth and Beatrice Stearns. She re­ceived her education in Whitewa­icr arid Malta. She married Joe Ellery in 1950 and they were later divorced She marned Manly J. Trotticr in l968 and he preceded her in death March 23, 1982.

  Bunny was a cook of cooks and she was well known or her cooking, baking, and crafts up and down the Hi-Line and also in Great Falls, She could take noth­rig and make something beautiful of it. She was a very gifted person.

  Bunny was always ready to help anyone who needed it.  She was nicknamed by the family as the "Road Runner" as she loved to travel arid visit relatives arid friends. She will be surely missed by everyone who knew her.

  She will be missed especially by her close friends and neighborss, Pauline Huestis and Herb Mangold, crafting partner. Beth Casebolt. and longtime friend Pat Hyde.

  She is survived by three Sons. Loren “Rick” Ellery of Reno, Nevada, Joe Ellery of Spokane, Washington, and Dale Ellery of Aihol. Idaho; two daughters, Yvonne Standing Rock and Mona DeBray both of Billings; brothers, Gay Stearns of Harlem. Lionel “Pete” Stearns of Wasilla, Alaska. Ken Stearns, Mike Stearns and Joe Stearns all of Sunnyside. Washington and Bill Stearns of Prosser. Wash­ington; sisters. Peggy Loppe of Great Falls. Anna Garman of Grandview. Washington. Hattie Jo Chancellor of Vancouver, Washington, and Gloria Wallace of Yakama, Washington; step­mother, Arlene Van Wechel  of Sunnyside.            Washington; 14 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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