Lynne Breitbach


Lynne (Ramona) Breitbach (Amundson) died peacefully at the age of 65 at her farm outside of Circle on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. 

She was born in Glasgow on Aug. 5, 1948, to Alan and Maxine Amundson, the second of six children and the only girl. She grew up in various places around Montana, Glasgow, Basin, Butte and Fairview. Many tales have been told of these formative years she spent with her brothers. 

In Fairview, she married and started a family with Jay Deming (deceased). She divorced from Jay. She moved to California and back to Montana, finally settling in Circle, where she met Patrick Breitbach. They married in 1980.

She was the kind of person you couldn’t miss in a crowd. She was hilarious, sweet, kind-hearted and a true gem. Her heart was so big; she had room in it for everyone she met. Everyone remembers her easy-going way, her skilled story-telling, and her quick wit.

She sparkled as a host for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties. Camping will never be the same without her guidance and expertise. She was an avid reader who would read several books a week, a trait which she imparted to all three of her children along with the love of all forms of narrative.

She touched many lives. Among those who will miss her were the innumerable people, old and young, who regarded her as a source of unconditional love and whom she treated as though they were her own.

She is survived by her loving husband, Patrick Breitbach; her children, Jodi Mason, Jaymes Breitbach and Amber Breitbach; her grandson, Morgan Mason; her granddaughter, Alora Mason; her great-grandchildren, Rylee Wiggins, Ryan Wiggins, Ryder Wiggins, Serephina Bailey and OIivia Mason; and her brothers, Norman, Richard, Miles, Will and Kevin Amundson. 

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Nicolette Mason.

No services are planned at this time. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Miles City is assisting with arrangements.

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