Dorothy Arlene (Stinton) Haines - Billings, Montana


Aug. 30, 1920 – May 21, 2018

Dorothy was born Aug. 30, 1920 at Lucas, South Dakota to Everett and Clara (Morehead) Stinton and died May 21, 2018 at Sweetwater Retirement Community in Billings, Montana at the age of 97.

Dorothy began her education at the Smith School which she attended through eighth grade. She then attended Lucas High School through her sophomore year when the school closed and at that time she transferred to Gregory High School.

Her mother died when Dorothy was 12 and at that time she turned to her sister and husband, Aletha and Oral Swift, who nurtured her in her faith. She had a quiet but strong faith that she inspired in others.

On Jan. 4, 1938, she was united in marriage to Arthur Haines. To this union one child, Carol, was born.

While Carol was growing up she worked at home and on the farm. In 1957 she started working at Rosebud Electric Coop in Gregory. When they moved from Gregory to Brookings she transferred to Sioux Valley Electric Coop in Colman and retired in 1987.

After retirement she traveled with her friend, Opal, throughout the United States as well as Europe, Israel and Egypt. She loved traveling and always commented that she wished she had traveled more.

She and Arthur were involved in the Quarter Horse business — raising and showing them, This enabled their grandchildren, LaMona and Kurt, to show some of the best horses across the nation. At this time her grandson Kurt continues in the Quarter Horse business.

Dorothy lived her entire life in South  Dakota until May 1, 2014, when she moved to Billings, Montana, to be near family. She made many new friends and received wonderful compassionate care from the kind and caring personnel.

We thank them all so very much!

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, in March of 1985, by her parents, three brothers, Clell, Orville, Lyle, one sister Aletha Swift and several nieces and nephews.

Dorothy is survived by her Daughter, Carol (Ole) Wentz, granddaughter LaMona (Shawn) Berry, grandson Kurt (Tawni) Pylman and step-grandson Danner Denton, her great grandchildren; Ashley Pylman Sandell and Cody Fergen as well as her great-great grandchild, Ella Sandell. She is also survived by her step-grandchildren, Kim, Michele and Russell and step-great-grandchildren, Marisa, Madison Jesse, Kambree and Reed, two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Haines of Gregory and Garnet Sargent of Winner and many nieces and nephews.

A  memorial service will be held Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Community Life Center at the corner of Sixth Street and Seventh Avenue in Brookings.

Memorials. if desired, may be made to Compassus Hospice, 2110 Overland Avenue, Billings, Montana,  59102 or Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd to the Van Ministry at 1080 - 24th Street West, Billings, Montana, 59102.

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