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MISSOULA – Loretta Little, 91, of Missoula, passed away on Friday, August 5th at home of natural causes, surrounded by loving family. She was born March 14th, 1920, in Taylorville, Alberta, Canada to Benjamin Franklin Lowry and Annie Mae Albiston. As a young girl she lived on the family farm in southern Alberta and was educated in local schools, she enjoyed sports, including softball, track and other activities. She loved horses and rode one to school often. In later years she still enjoyed the Mariners, the Grizzlies and the Utah Jazz. On February 10, 1938 she married her sweetheart Elias Fay Little in the Cardston, Alberta LDS Temple. They moved to Missoula in 1952, where Loretta enjoyed being a homemaker. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served others faithfully in many different positions. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, camping, sewing and most of all, her family. In December 1981 they were called on a mission for the Church to the Singapore Mission, serving in Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore, which was one of the great highpoints of her and Lyle's life. She was loved dearly by her large family who came home often to see her. Survivors include her husband Elias (Lyle), daughters Joan (Austin) of Billings, Bonnie (Ron) of St., George Utah, Sherry (Bill) of Sandy, Utah and a son Reed (Saundra) of Missoula, twenty three grandchildren, forty seven great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. A viewing will be from 10 to 10:45am on Wednesday August 10th in the Relief Society Room at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 3201 Bancroft, in Missoula followed by a funeral service at 11am also at the church. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial cemetery following the service. Memorials may be given to the Partners Hospice of Missoula. The family wishes special thanks to Partners Hospice, Carla Davis MD and Jamie Granger NP of Grant Creek Family Practice. Garden City Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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