Saturday , June 17, 2017 - 6:00 PM
February 28, 1937 ~ June 12, 2017
Montana passed away peacefully of natural causes at Avalon Care Center in Bountiful, Utah.
Born in Everett, Washington, to George D. Christoferson and Tulla Evanson Christoferson. She had one older half-sister, Patricia Whitehead, and one younger brother, Alvin Christoferson. She was raised in Eastern Montana in the cities of Shelby, Cutbank and Sunburst. She took much pride in her Norwegian heritage, acquired from both sides of her parent's ancestors.
She met her husband, Norman Ray Bagley, while working at the Izaak Walton Hotel in Essex, Montana, which is at the summit Glacier National Park. They each had a son prior to their union: David O. Pyrson and Dean Bagley. Together they had four beautiful daughters: Krista, Karla, Kenna and Kamela.
They moved from Montana to Utah in 1963, first residing in Salt Lake City and later moving to Layton. The family was relocated to Rhine Main A.F.B Germany, near Frankfurt, for three years. She divorced after that time, never to remarry, and raised her four girls in Layton, Utah.
Montana had a very unique personality! She was very witty and love jokes! She was an expert at crossword puzzles. She had many passions, including guitar, harmonica and piano. She loved to dance and enjoyed country and folk music. Hank snow, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Dean Martin, Brenda Lee and Marty Robbins where amongst her favorite. She was also passionate about the railroad and its history. She was a baton majorette, a bowler and rode a motor scooter. She was an expert seamstress, making her daughters matching Easter dresses and other outfits as well as square dancing outfits for her friends. She personalized Christmas stockings and would give them out as gifts. She also enjoyed making Norwegian flatbread, Lefse, at Christmas time, honoring the tradition of her heritage. She had a fetish for butterflies, ladybugs, elves, Yogi Bear and penguins.
Her daughters wish to express sincere appreciation to the many people who have loved and supported Montana in the past years. A special thank you to her many friends that the senior apartments in Layton and Rosecove Apartments, Farmington, Utah. A sincere appreciation goes to Avalon Care Center staff and Bristol Hospice in Bountiful, Utah, for her last year. Also, warm regards to Aaron Hadley with the department of aging.
A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held the evening of Friday, June 23, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the Rosecove Apartments, Great room, 847 Shepherd Creek Parkway Farmington, Utah 84025.
Services entrusted to Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Road.
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