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Loreata 'Rita' Todd

Jan 15, 2013 - Staff

Loreata "Rita" Todd, formerly of Fremont County, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the corner of 36th Street West and Monad, in Billings, Mont. Burial will follow at Yellowstone Valley Memorial Park.

Loreata Todd was born Jan. 13, 1930, in Modesto, Calif., the seventh child of Boyd Henry and Fern Idonna (Johnson) Todd.

Loreata married the love of her life, Thomas S. Todd, on June 21, 1949, in Modesto, Calif.

The couple returned to Mr. Todd's home state of Wyoming soon after their marriage. While her husband made his living in the oil fields of Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Canada, Mrs. Todd made a home for them and their seven children.

She is survived by her children, sons Bill, Pete, Tom Jr. and Tim Todd; daughters Sheryl Simpson, Karli Cook and Cindy Todd; sisters Leola Jones, Elva Smith and Reanon Elmor; 13 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 37 step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, on March 14, 2012; parents Boyd and Fern; brothers Uriel, Leith and Noel Todd; sisters Idonna Graham, Vida Fraze and Nadine Sanford; step-grandson Phillip Buckley; great-granddaughter Eloise Baker; and step-great-grandson Sebastian Layman.

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