Faye Joanne Westad was born in Wenatchee WA to parents Arnold L. Iverson and Lillian M. Iverson (Robinson) on April 4th 1934. She led an abundant life spent mostly serving God. Her beliefs were steadfast and unwavering. She would talk to people about God whenever possible. She did missionary work in her early years of life. Faye was a lover of art and an accomplished singer / musician. She attended college at Seattle Pacific University in Washington State as well as University of Montana Western here in Dillon MT. Her teaching degree allowed her to follow her calling as a Christian teacher and mentor, which she lovingly did for over 40 years. She was always one to help her neighbors and family. She was very charitable and helped thousands of people throughout her 84 years. Our Lord and Savior called her home on February 20th 2019. Faye’s final days were spent surrounded by loved ones in her Dillon MT home. Faye was preceded in death by her husband of over 58 years Frankiln “Don” Westad who greeted her in heaven, along with her parents and other family.
Faye’s family and Norwegian heritage meant everything to her. She is survived by her sisters: Irene Newton (Jim) of Helena MT; MaryEllen Nettik ( Ernie) of Helena MT; Marlene Tash (Bill) of Dillon MT; Lynn Westad (Elroy) of Dillon MT.
Faye is also survived by her children: Don “Scott” Westad ( Yolanda ) of Irwindale CA; LaDonna “Westad” Blackwood ( Richard ) of Dillon MT; Christopher Westad ( Pauline ) of Arcadia CA.
Faye was blessed with 13 Grandchildren: Janean Christensen (Chad) of Dillon MT; Kevin Bennett of Pocatello Idaho; Sean Bennett of Glasgow MT; Ian Westad of CA; Amber Westad of CA; Cassandra Longoria of Irwindale CA; Adriana LeGault of Phoenix AZ; Christopher Westad Jr. of Azusa CA; Matt Westad of Arcadia CA; Joshua Westad of Arcadia, CA; KelliAnne Westad of San Francisco CA; Michael Blackwood of CA; Jessica Blackwood of CA.
She was also blessed with 11 Great-Grandchildren that span the United States. Her legacy of love and Norwegian tradition will continue on with the entire family.
Services will be held as follows: On March 6th 2019 will be public viewing at Brundage Funeral Home; 300 S Atlantic St, Dillon, MT 59725 from 4-7 PM. On March 7th 2019, Funeral services will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church; 715 E. Bannack, Dillon MT 59725 at 11 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Dillon MT Hospice in memory of Faye Westad.
Forever in our hearts and prayers. You are dearly loved!