Norma T. Svihovec

Norma T. Svihovec, age 78 passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Billings, Mont,

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Posted May 9, 2014

Norma T. Svihovec, age 78 passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014 in

Billings, Mont.

Mass of Christian Burial was held May 3, 2014 at the Sacred Heart

Catholic Church in Terry, Mont. Rite of Committal followed in the Prairie County Cemetery.

Norma was born Nov. 18, 1935 in Mott, N.D. to Henry H. and Rose C.

(Neuman) Miller. She was raised on the farm and attended Timber Creek

Country Grade School south of Mott. She attended school in New England, N.D., Oakland, Calif. and Sacred Heart School in Miles City, Mont. She graduated from Mott HS in 1953 and she enrolled at Presentation School of Nursing – Holy Rosary Unit, at Miles City, where she received her diploma and Registered Nursing License in 1957.

Norma married Burnell Henry Svihovec, a Mott native Aug. 18, 1958.

Norma moved with her husband Burnell as he worked as a pharmacist in Mott, Glendive, Miles City, Circle, and Terry, Mont. They owned the Terry Drug Store upon Burnell’s retirement.

Norma had many hobbies including knitting, sewing, ceramics, painting, walking, woodworking and biking. She loved working in her yard and gardening. She enjoyed playing cards, especially bridge and pinochle.

Norma is survived by her husband Burnell; daughter Vicki (Jeff)

Makelky of Big Piney, Wyo.; sons, Bernard (Kim) Svihovec of Colstrip, Mont. and Mitchell Svihovec of Billings, Mont. and grandsons, Aaron (Megan), Eric, and Calvin Makelky; and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by one brother, Frank L. Miller of Mott, N.D.; two sisters, Agatha L. (Miller) Harbac of Bozeman, Mont. and Blanche R. (Miller) Avery of Albany, Ore.; one sister-in-law, Anne Miller of St. Cloud, Minn.; one step-sister, Helen Swanson of Miles City, Mont. along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; five brothers, Norbert, Lawrence, Melvin, Maurice, and Wilfred Miller; one sister, Agnes M.

(Miller) Walker; three step-brothers, Joseph, Donald and Patrick Miller; one step-sister, Margaret (Miller) Shy; and sisters-in-law, Harriet (Larson) Miller, Leona (Kritzberger) Miller and Patricia (Mullin) Miller.

Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Terry is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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