In memory of

Marilyn E. Miller, age 78 of Helena

June 30, 1940 – November 18, 2018

Marilyn (Sasse) (Benjamin) Miller went to be with the Lord November 18, 2018.

Marilyn was born in Livingston, MT, on June 30, 1940, to Herman and Evelyn (Bowlds) Sasse. She grew up in Livingston and worked there before moving to Helena, where she met and married the love of her life Michael Leonard Miller.

Marilyn worked as a bookkeeper for businesses around Helena and also worked for the State of Montana. The job she enjoyed the most was being a foster grandparent for Head Start.

Marilyn was a beautiful soul. She always found the good in everyone. She left a touch of her soul with everyone she met.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Evelyn Sasse, and her husband, Michael Miller.

She is survived by her children: Ken (Lori) Hilbert, Tamara (Tony) Denny, Dawn (Rob) Lebahn, and Jason (Mandy) Schmolke; her uncle, Daniel (Shirley) Bowlds; many cousins, her grandchildren: Mathieu and Marissa Lebahn, Donavan Hilbert, Antone (Alley) Hilbert, Mackenna and Konner Schmolke, Charles Weissman, Karen Gennoe, and Michael Staggs; and great granddaughter, Krystal Turk.

She will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 8th at South Hills Church of Christ, 2294 Deerfield Ln, Helena. A reception will follow in the social hall of the church. Please visit below to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Marilyn.



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  1. Glenda Grover says

    So sad to hear about Marilyn. For only being 4ft 6in tall she had a heart bigger than Montana. Rest in peace my friend. You will always be “Aunt Marilyn ” to all The Bejamin, Boyer, Cottrill, DuBois and Grover family’s.

  2. Vanessa Tolson says

    Marilyn was one of the sweetest ladies I have known. She had a heart bigger than big, always a smile and kind word no matter what the situation she found the good. You always knew she was in the room, her voice boomed and always brought a smile to my face. Rest In Peace dear Marilyn.

  3. Betty Fitzpatrick says

    Marilyn was my friend growing up in Clyde Park. It is a comfort knowing she is in God’s care. Rest in peace” Pete”.

  4. Beverly Pickett says

    Marilyn was a special lady I had known for over 20 years. Marilyn had a loving, kind heart for everyone, especially children. She has now joined her beloved Mike in God’s care. Rest in peace “Squirt”.

  5. Sharon Flynn says

    Marilyn was one of a kind!! No one was sweeter, kinder, giving, thoughtful, joyful, or loving as she was. I only knew her for 12 short years but I am a better person for knowing her. Her love and caring for children was her joy. She cared for Mike like he was a king. She talked about all “her” kids, and grandkids very proudly. She loved Jesus and wanted you to have the peace she had. You are missed! Marilyn you can see now and hear every little sound. Thank you for being my friend.

  6. Bonnie Kirwin says

    Marilyn and Marie Lewis and I went to many parties and dances. She was always fun and happy. She always had us over for a Christmas dinner and sharing of gifts. I have been in Billings now for 20 years but when I came to Helena, we always had dinner and talked about the old times. She called me when her husband passed away. I was very happy when she married Mike and joked that maybe we were distant relatives because my maiden name is Miller. I was sad when she lost him. Rest in peace, Marilyn. You will be missed. Your friend, Bonnie

  7. Kitty Ryan says

    Marilynn was such a special lady i worked with her for several years at State Personnel in Helena. She was alwways cheery and had a kind word the world will be a bit darker without her smiles.

  8. Pamela R. Little says

    I met mariyn first in Livingston with my mother-in-law Arlie B.she was living with her mother.lived them both…then we would visit with her after she moved to Helena.use to see her walking near the capitol….shed walk from mcCue to the capitol area every day… will be missed and always loved.

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