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Erlice May Dykstra

Erlice May Dykstra was born October 24, 1930, in Bozeman, Montana, to Dave and Laura Emily Douma. She passed away at home in Thompson Falls, Montana on June 26, 2022.

Erlice was the eldest of four children and was brought up in Montana in the Madison and Gallatin valleys. She attended Cherry Creek School, La Motte School and Bozeman High School. After high school she worked for the Montana Highway Department. She also worked in the Sanders County attorney’s office. Erlice was known for her creativity and artistic talent.

She married David Dykstra March 5, 1953. They had almost 68 years together.

Erlice made her choice to serve God as a teenager and that choice enriched her life until the end.

She was preceded in death by her husband David, her parents, and two brothers, Dave and Pete.

She is survived by one brother, Willie; three daughters, Margaret, Jane and Leslie; one son, Colin; four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Connor, Kaelan and Ryen; and extended family and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., July 8, 2022, Paradise, Montana cemetery.


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