Mary Helen Gottwals passed away with her family by her side on Friday, December 11, 2015 in Billings, MT.

Mary was born, the only child to DeWitt  M. and Dorothy T. Rice, on July 13, 1939 in Baltimore, MD.

Mary achieved her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland. On June 16, 1962 she married Harry C. Gottwals in Millersville, MD.

Mary was a loving mother and dedicated wife with a warm and ever present smile. Her warmth and kindness left a lasting impression on all those fortunate enough to meet her.

Mary is survived by her loving husband Harry; her three sons, Clif Gottwals of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Phil Gottwals of Columbia, MD, and Bill Gottwals of Billings, MT, and five grandchildren.

In honor of Mary’s commitment to family, her husband asks that all who knew her enjoy the Holidays with their families. Mary’s family will be extending an invitation to an open house and Celebration of her Life early in the New Year.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the St. John’s Lutheran Ministries Foundation in Billings at: