Marjorie L. Oyler, age 89, of Helena, passed away Dec. 27, 2022.
Marjorie Lee (Best) Oyler was born December 27, 1933 to Lee and Lyndall Best in Olive, Montana.
On December 27, 2022 “You Are My Sunshine” was heard in all of heaven as our mom joined our dad, Ronald Dean Oyler.
When mom and dad first met, our beautiful mom had caught the eye of another guy and dad (being a solutions guy) gave him a case of beer to stay away from her and they married on December 27, 1950 in Manhattan, Montana.
Dad worked for Ma Bell and his job took the family to 17 Montana towns landing in Conrad. Mom began her career as a caregiver and she was a natural. She worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Conrad as a C N A until they relocated to Helena where she went to work for St. Peter’s Hospital. After retirement mom and dad began the travels which took them all over the west from Arizona to Washington. Summers were spent at Scott and Lisa’s where mom and dad enjoyed seeing all of their children and grandchildren. Mom and dad were married 52 years. After dad’s passing, mom moved to her little apartment on Ptarmigan Lane in Helena where she lived independently and enjoyed her life to the fullest until the very end. We were so blessed she was able to do that. Mom was proud of her Irish heritage and enjoyed a potato every day. “We owe it to our Irish relatives,” she would say.
After dad died, mom volunteered at St. Peter’s for many years. She loved seeing the many people and made so many friends through her career and travels. Mom’s fondest memories of her childhood were with her many cousins, aunts, and uncles. Mom was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Bonnie and Raynardine, her granddaughter Bhumata, and too many aunts, uncles, and cousins to name but each were so dear to her.
She will be missed by daughters Christy (Gary) Erickson, Pam (David) Peck, Linda Oyler-LaFournaise, Katie (Randy) Purdom, and Scott (Lisa) Oyler and their beloved families. Mom was blessed with 5 children, 14 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren. Mom enjoyed passing on the gift of her culinary delights and her cherished family memories with her children and grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at Retz Funeral Home on 2:00 p.m. on January 28, 2023. Memorial gifts are welcome to the Macular Degeneration Society or your choice of charities.
As mom was fond of saying, “bye, bye for now.”