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Obituary: Joy Genevieve (Bull) Hamlett

Posted: 12/04/2017 14:55:00 -07:00 Updated:

Joy Genevieve (Bull) Hamlett, 95, loving mother, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away Veterans Day, November 11, 2017.

Memorial service will be Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel. Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Her family first came to Montana in 1860 where they were ranchers, freighters, and operated Black’s Crossing on the Madison River. J

oy was born November 29, 1921 in Livingston, MT, at her aunt Gladys’s residence, where her aunt assisted as her mother’s midwife.

She lived on the family ranch in the Gallatin Valley until age 5, when the family moved to Billings, where her father worked for a utility company.

During her youth, she worked every summer at her aunt Hallie and uncle Glen Powell’s ranch in the Gallatin Valley at Bozeman, MT.

Her schooling, 1-12 was in Billings and she was trained to be a librarian at the Billings Public Library the summer following graduation.

She then attended Billings Normal College and obtained a teaching certificate. Joy first taught at Central Park, a one room school, grades 1-8, then taught at Pony and Laurel, MT.

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Schnider Funeral Home website.

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