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Lila Delores Licht (January 7, 1931 - May 28, 2024)

Lila was born in Dodson, Mont. to John and Olive (Link) Kovach on January 7, 1931. She attended the Hermanson School South of Loring (where her father also attended), then moved to Malta and later on moved to South Wagner and finished high school in Malta. She married Gaylon Licht on October 28, 1949, at the Malta Lutheran Church.

She worked as a salesclerk for Anthony's for 12 years then was with the ASCS office for 18 years. She was an active member of the Malta Lutheran Church. She resided at the Country Home for several months before moving into HLRC in 2015. She moved to The Lodge in Great Falls in September of 2022, then moved to the Grandview in March 2024. Lila entered into Benefis Peace Hospice in April 2024. She truly appreciated all the help and support that was given by family, friends, doctors, staff and volunteers. She loved her family, church, computer, pinochle and sports.

Lila is preceded in death by her husband Gaylon, parents John and Olive Kovach, and brothers Darrell and Leon Kovach.

Lila is survived by her four children Gerald and (Bobbie) Licht of Billings, Mont., Denise and (Ric) Floren of Havre, Mont., Rene' and (Steve) Radovich of Great Falls, Mont., and Roxanne and (Steve) Sprague of Surrey, N.D. A brother Arlen Kovach of Billings, Mont. Grandchildren Stacy Purrington, Kevin Radovich and Steven Sprague. Step-grandchildren Lacey Scales, David and Derrick Floren, and great-grandson Tyler Dowell.

Funeral services were held on June 1, 2024, at the Malta Lutheran Church officiated by Pastor Bob Nagy. Burial followed at the Malta Cemetery. Wilderness Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Memorials may be given to the Malta Lutheran Church or a Charity of your choice.


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