Patricia (Pat) Nile of Forsyth, MT passed into eternity on November 5th at the age of 87. She has been reunited with the love of her life, Ray and both are rejoicing in the presence of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Pat is the oldest daughter of Howard and Grace Skaggs, born January 20, 1933 in Billings, MT. She attended grade school in Glendive and then moved to Bozeman where she graduated high school. She graduated from MSU school of nursing in 1953 and worked in the hospitals of Bozeman, Butte, Deer Lodge and Forsyth.
Pat met Ramon (Ray) Nile in Bozeman and they were married December 5,1954 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Billings. They moved to Deer Lodge, MT where Ray was the county extension agent and Pat worked as a registered nurse. In 1956 Ray and Pat began farming close to his parents in Howard Valley. They raised sugar beets, corn, wheat, barley, alfalfa, cattle herd and four children. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. All who were fortunate to know her enjoyed her loving, kind, and joyous nature. She also liked to garden, sew, and spend time with the Howard Homemakers Club and the Night Owls club in town. She also enjoyed meeting friends at Phyllis Bradley’s home where they made beautiful ceramic pieces together.
Pat was confirmed on Feb 16, 1957 and became a member of Concordia Lutheran Church. She loved spending time in Bible studies, belonged to the Lutheran guild and Lutheran Woman’s Missionary League. For many years Pat was on the RHCC Hospital Board as well as the Rosebud County Public Health Board and the Farm Bureau State Women’s Committee.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ray, brother Jerry, and two grandchildren Lura and Josiah. She is survived by her four loving children and their families: Kim & Nancy Nile of Forsyth, Dana & Liz Nile of Butte, Sharon Nile-Thurston of Billings and Bruce & Stacee Nile of Forsyth, 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. One sister Sue Goosey- Blounts and families, one brother Bob & Sharon Skaggs and families. The families of brother Jerry & LaVonne Skaggs. Sister in law Anita Skaggs, Sister in law Bonnie & Franklin Steiger and family and sister in law Pauline Nile and family. The families of Jim & Betty Nile and all of Pat’s nieces, nephews, cousins, second cousins and so many friends who are like family.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Concordia Lutheran Church.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Forsyth. The family has decided to keep the funeral service private, you can watch the live stream on the Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home Facebook page at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 13, 2020 https://www.facebook.com/stevensonandsons. Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home have been entrusted will the arrangements. To leave condolences for the family, visit our website at www.stevensonandsons.com.