Deidre Wille, 53, died on February 11, 2017 at her home in Jordan, Montana. She was born in Sumter, South Carolina on October 22, 1963. The daughter of Baan D. and Ronda Wille.
She attend schools in Highland, Illinois, graduating from high school before attending Alabama University at Montgomery, majoring in Museum Studies and Anthropology, continuing those courses of study at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She worked there as a student, as the assistant to the curator at the Museum of Anthropology at Indiana University. She worked in Montgomery, Alabama at a large chain bookstore. She transferred to a similar bookstore in Savannah, Georgia, where she continued her work. She then decided to move to Bozeman, Montana, where she worked at Hastings Bookstore, in that city. She eventually moved to Jordan, Montana, to be nearer to her father, Baan D. There she helped the elderly with some housework and other tasks. Each summer, she enjoyed her rather large vegetable garden in her backyard, as well as helping others with her gardening expertise. When Deidre was small, she, her mother and her siblings, lived in a house on her grandmother’s (Clara Ann Wille) property, while her father received his training for Weyerhauser Wood Products Industries at Denver, Colorado.
She is also survived by her father, Baan D. Wille of Milton-Freewater, Oregon, her mother, Ronda Michael of Willow, Alaska, her sister Sonia Wille of Duvall, Washington, her brothers Devin Wille of Belgrade, Montana and Brian Wille of Wasilla, Alaska. She is also survived by her beloved fur babies, three legged mixed breed dog, Ella, and two cats, Yoshi and Scarlet, who are now making their home with friend, Tina Suriano of Fort Collins, Colorado
There will be an informal graveside service at the Pioneer Cemetery in Jordan on Friday, March 24, 2017, at 2 PM. The service will be followed by a gathering at the Summit Corral Cafe in Jordan to honor Deidre’s memory.