Elaine Jean Bourne Stellingwerf of Billings, MT passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born June 25, 1934 to Pauline Hartung Bourne and Joseph T. Bourne, the 4th of 6 children.
She attended schools in Laurel and Billings, MT. On July 2, 1954, Elaine wed Jack Leslie Stellingwerf in Billings, MT.
In her early years she worked at the Fox and Babcock Theatres where she made many lifelong friends, later working at Selby Essco. Elaine was an accomplished seamstress, amazing cook and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother known as GG to the great grandkids. In retirement she enjoyed pinochle, painting, cooking for family and friends and spending time with her family and friends. Mom loved to cook and feed her family and friends with everybody always asking for her recipes.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, parents, brother Ray and sister Irene.
Surviving are her 4 children: Patrick “Vicky” Stellingwerf, Diana “Joel” Friedt, Dennis Stellingwerf, Susan “Gary” Wagner; grandchildren Dawn, Samuel, Seth, Zack, Jocelyn, Joe, Sarah, Alysia, Jasmine, Jessica, CJ, Matt, Mike and Brianna; 20 great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way; her sisters Dorothy, Delores and Betty; and many nieces and nephews.
Mom we love you and will miss you terribly. Godspeed special lady.
A celebration of life will be Friday, October 5, 2018 at 10:30am at Cremation & Funeral Gallery, 29 8th Street West, Billings, MT 59101 with a private family burial at a later time.
Memorial donations may be sent to RiverStone Health Hospice Home, 2230 Mission Way, Billings, MT 59102 or any charity of choice.