Rella Marie Pelletier 1950 – 2018

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Rella (Michaud) Pelletier, 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at her home in Dillon, surrounded by her loving family.

She recently celebrated her 86th birthday, or her 21st, because she was born on Leap year 1932. She joked that she would have liked to have made it to age

22. She was born in St. Francis New Brunswick, Canada, to Nora and Leo Michaud. She was the oldest of 14 children. On August 8, 1950, she married Hermel Pelletier. They were married for 50 years, until Mel’s death in July 2001.

Rella is survived by her five children: Roger (Caryn), of Dillon; Jacinte (Bill), of Great Falls; Betty (Don), of Conrad; Lee (Dianne), of Dillon; and Cindy (Brian), of Spokane. She has six grandchildren: Chandelle (Cory), Jenny (Nate); Bryan (Jolene), Hailee, Sarah, and Ali, as well as her eight great-grandchildren and three brothers and three sisters.

Rella was preceded in death by her husband, Mel, her parents, six brothers and one sister.

Rella enjoyed her garden and yard, sewing, cooking, canning, cleaning and anything to do with her family!! She especially loved spending time with her special angel, Sarah. They were the best of friends and birds of a feather!

Rella loved to entertain friends and family, the more the merrier!!

Rella and Mel moved to Dillon 22 years ago to take care of Sarah. And fell in love with Dillon and being around their family.

Rella had great faith in God, family and church. Rella always believed that there was good in all people and all things!!

A funeral Mass will celebrate Rella’s life on Saturday April 7, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Dillon, MT, A reception will follow in the St. Rose family center.

A family Interment will follow later.

A guestbook is available online at

In lieu of flowers, donate to Barrett Hospital & Healthcare Hospice.