Dec. 6, 1941-Dec. 19, 2017
Mrs. Mary Frances Pidgeon passed away in Genesis Healthcare of Butte on Dec. 19, 2017. Mary was born in Butte, Montana, on Dec. 6, 1941, just one day prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. She was the daughter of William Clifford and Betty Elizabeth Hall.
Mary was educated in local schools and graduated from Girls Central. She married Thomas Joseph Pidgeon on Sept. 5, 1964, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He preceded her in death.
Mary liked people, most especially helping people. She enjoyed conversations she had with people while working as a dispatcher for City Taxi. She worked as a teacher’s aide at Monroe Elementary, East Junior High School, and Butte High School. She brought care and comfort to many as a CNA at the Crest Nursing Home and Silver Bow General Hospital, and working in the kitchen of the Salvation Army. Her gift of compassion was especially useful as a caregiver working with mentally and physically challenged persons at the Mountain View Social Development Center and the Butte Sheltered Workshop.
Her job as a caregiver didn’t stop when she left work. She enjoyed cherished time she spent with her family. She loved to spend time with them, going to dinner, going fishing, or on a picnic. She also had a special love for the families’ many pets. When she found time to be alone, Mary liked reading or watching television. She had a fondness for old movies and British productions. Her faith was as important as her family. She worked for more than 17 years for the Salvation Army and was a lifetime member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish.
In addition to her husband, Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her adopted parents, Orem Keith and Frances Barbara Ozburne; and her siblings, Orem William Hall, Delia Ryan, Barbara McCarthy, Betty Elizabeth Hall, William Clifford Hall, Sister Delores Hall, Claudia Lynn Hall, and William Stewart Hall.
She is survived by her sons, Thomas Jr. and Robert Pidgeon; her daughter, Theresa Pidgeon; and her grandchildren, Zachary Thomas Pidgeon and Damenin Frownfelter. She is also survived by her sisters and brother-in-law, Lita and Ed Ponniquin, Brenda Ozburne-Choquette and Tera Obenhaurer-Kelly; and her brothers, Ed Hall and Brian Obenhaurer; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Duggan Dolan Mortuary Chapel. Rite of Committal will follow in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society to aid in Gleoblastoma Research.