Katherine “Kathy” Lou Bilger
Havre - Kathy “Kat” Lou Bilger, 59, of Havre passed away peacefully at her daughter and son in law’s Misty and Trinity Swenson’s home in Chinook Mt, on July 3, 2016 from Peritoneal Cancer.
Memory Service and Pot Luck Gathering will be at 3:00 p.m., July 30th, 2016, 1 ½ miles East of Old Plainsman Bar off Hwy 2, in Chinook MT.
Kathy was born to Raymond “Dutch” and Ardis Gertrude (Kelsey) Gamble in Quietus Mt en route to hospital in family automobile on September 23, 1956. She lived in Sheridan Wyoming where she attended grade school, she received her GED.
Kathy was very well known for always having a project in her hand of embroidering something beautiful. She had the hardest time telling people NO and would always go the extra mile to help anyone in need. She loved people, all though she was very quiet for the most part, she could talk for hours. She enjoyed flowers, camping, fishing, dancing with her grandparents, family gatherings, cooking (Lasagna), baking and road trips. One of her fondest memories was playing in grandma’s yard.
On March 27, 1974, in Sheridan County in Wyoming she married Sidney L. Storm and from this marriage 3 children were born, later separating and eventually getting divorced.
Kathy was a girl scout leader for 8 years and enjoyed taking the girls to Canada to the waterslides, she enjoyed watching the girl scouts sell cookies and it was always, amazing how much they sold more each year.
She worked as a waitress at 4B’s for many years and was introduced in 1993 to the love of her life Gerald “Jerry” Bilger Sr. who was the cook there as well. They fell in love and worked through everything together. On August 12, 2005 they joined in marriage and to this marriage Kathy welcomed 5 children into her life.
She went on to receive her certification to become a CNA. She worked in the Nursing home in Thermopolis Wyoming for many years, and later came to Havre and worked at the Care Center. After receiving the devastating news of cancer the bond grew stronger and Kathy and Jerry became each other’s rock. She lost her loving husband on December 3, 2015 the same day she completed her last round of Chemo. On April 10, 2016 her husband’s birthday she found out it was back and fought her finally days being strong.
Kathy is survived by:
Sisters Bonnie McPherson, Julie Cox, Brothers Donnie and Dale Gamble
Brother in laws: Bill (Andie) Bilger, Jim Bilger and special friend Brenda Card, Bob (Sugar) Bilger
Sister in law: Cindy (Russell) Rohrer
3 biological children and 5 step children:
Coral Storm and special friend Harlan Schmitt, Randi (Robert) Long, Thunder and special friend Taylor Matsko, Lynn (Bobby) Porter, Shane Whitish and special friend Michelle Richards, Tawnya Bilger and special friend John Gilead, Misty (Trinity) Swenson, JR Bilger
(MacKenzie, Patrick, Andrew Quinell), (Kendra, Kyla Schmitt), (Quentin, Alexander, Anna Long), (Bailey, Keagin Storm), Ashley(Donald) Linderman, Calvin and fiancée’ Chelsea Braaten, Terry Ceynar and fiancée’ Briana Green, Kyle Whitish, Cody Tribby, Shantel, Jackson Whitish, Peighton, Tyler Gilead and fiancée’ Kirsten Genereux, Anna, Dannael, Angel Gilead, Vinnessa Lundstrom, Wylie, Reubin Swenson, Tatiana, Baylea, Jayden, Jennisee, Matthew, Chastidee Bilger, Gabe Blakesly
(8) great grand children
Amaya, Owen, Maddison, Sofia Linderman, Logan B., Karter, Gloria Whitish, and Kathy was waiting arrival of Aidreannaika Gilead Genereux
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins
Best Friend: Brenda (Brett) Boren
Kathy is preceded in death by her loving husband Jerry Bilger, sister Terri Sees, brother in law George Cox, sister in law Debbie Gamble, Bonnie’s better half Keno, mother and step father Ardis and (Larry) Bowman, father Dutch Gamble, Grandparents Buella and Neal Thayer, Dorothy and Jake Shriner, brother in law Dale Smith, mother and father in law Paul and Judy (Moxley) Bilger, granddaughter Anna Gilead, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Kathy’s honor can be made to: Hi-Line Funeral Services P.O. Box 17, Havre Montana 59501. See Full obituary online @ Hi-Line Funeral Services.com and on Memorial Flyers at Memory Service.