Auriel N. Hiltabrand

Auriel N. Hiltabrand passed away August 5, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. She was born to Arthur Richard Bernier and Minerva Rachel DeWitt Bernier on March 21, 1939 and married Herbert C. Hiltabrand on January 5, 1957 and together they raised three daughters.

Auriel is preceded in death by her parents, husband and brothers Arthur Bernier, John Thompson and Gary Thompson.

Surviving Auriel are her daughters Linda Hiltabrand (Dan Martin) of East Helena, Laura Hiltabrand (Regina Davis) of Pensacola, Florida, and Louise Biffle (Chet) of Keizer, Oregon. Also survived by her grandchildren Tina Kroll Hanley (Seth) of Helena, Jennifer Kroll Miller (Jason) of Great Falls, Kristopher Davis (Jenina) of Melbourne, Florida, Amanda Davis of Nashville, Crystal Bielenberg (Ryan) of The Dalles, Oregon, and David Biffle-Stevenson (Jarrod) of Wilsonville, Oregon and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family is thankful to the many people that loved and cared for Auriel. She will be missed and remain in our hearts always.

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A memorial service celebrating Auriel’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 10th at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home, 3750 N. Montana Ave. A reception will follow the service in the social hall of the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please honor Auriel by contributing to the charity of your choice. Please visit for complete obituary information, to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Auriel.

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