Bridget Josephine Wiley


Bridget J. Wiley was born on May 2, 1930 in Dickinson, ND, and passed away very peacefully on March 2, 2019 in Laurel, MT at the age of 88.  She had been a resident of the Laurel Health and Rehabilitation facility for just over 4 years.

Throughout her lifetime, she lived in Dickinson (ND), the Frannie-Deaver (WY) area, and eventually settled in Billings.  She had 3 husbands – Boyd Richards, Edward Obernolte, and James Wiley (all deceased).  She has four surviving adult children: Carol Sigmon (Lyle); Janice Roberts; Eddy Richards (Malea); and Allen Richards (Jeri Deis).  She is also survived by 8 grandchildren (Peggy Williams, Melanie Brennan; Keith Roberts, Christopher Roberts, Todd Roberts; Angie Hedges, Calvin Richards, Meagan Richards) and several great-grandchildren.

After various and sundry jobs, she became the comptroller for 10 years at the YWCA, did payroll services for businesses in the Billings area,  and was the bookkeeper for one of her husbands, a Licensed Private Accountant.

As one of her grandsons (Todd) commented:  “Her passing is sad, but also a relief to know that her soul can finally be happy in the endless bliss of Home.”

It was her wish that there be no services in her honor.  Please direct your memorials or condolences for her family members to the Cremation & Funeral Gallery, 29 8th St. W., Billings, MT 59101.