Audrey Valach

1923 – 2014
Audrey Valach


Our loving mother and grandmother, Audrey Valach, passed away March 8, in Dillon. She was born in Lewistown on Oct. 12, 1923, to Ira and Gladys (Samuels) Glenn. She attended school in Lewistown, graduating from Fergus County High School in 1942. She was a waitress in her years in Lewistown.

On Oct. 16, 1947, she married John Valach, Jr. in Helena. They remained in Lewistown until 1949, when they moved to Moore—where John managed the GTA elevator. In 1953, John went to work for Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph and the couple finally settled in Dillon in 1958. In Dillon, Audrey went to work at the Oasis Café. In 1966, she went to work for Safeway, retiring in 1985.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; brothers Everett, of Billings, and Ira, of Lewistown; sisters Shirley Pallett, of Lewistown, and Joyce Anderson, of Harlowton.

She is survived by: daughter Anita and her husband, Tom Scheetz, of Sidney; son Jim and his wife, Lori Valach, of Dillon; grandchildren Amanda Bishop, Penny Filler, Rachel Miotke, and John and Nicholas Valach; great grandsons Justin and Aaron Filler, Jerrett and Landen Miotke, Alex and Ian Bishop, and Christopher Valach.

In keeping with Audrey’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held. Audrey requested that memorials be sent to Barrett Home Health Care, 600 Hwy 91 S., Dillon, MT, 59725.

Audrey would like to thank her longtime friends Amy Rand and Mary Simon for their kindness and visits. A heartfelt thank you also goes out to Dr. Madany, Marie Holt and the staff of Parkview Acres Nursing Home. A guestbook is available online at