Phyllis Marie Dahl of Glasgow died June 19, 2023.
She was born on Aug. 10, 1953, in Wolf Point, the second of four children born to Burton and Bendinie Curtiss Lingle. She grew up on the family farm south of the Fort Peck Spillway in McCone County.
She attended the Illmont School until the eighth grade. After the death of her father, the family moved to Circle and she graduated from Circle High School in 1972.
While there, she learned how to do upholstery, which became her lifelong side hustle. She moved to Glasgow with her daughter Leta and continued to do upholstery at Earl’s Body Shop for many years. This is where she met her future husband, Keith Dahl. They were married on Sept. 14, 1974, and later divorced. To this union, their son Jason was born in 1977.
She worked from home for a few years, then went to work for Gordon’s/Reynolds and, after nearly 20 years, she decided to make a change. She then went to work at the Francis Mahon Deaconess Hospital in the housekeeping department. Until her retirement in 2018, she was privileged to work with her sister, Berta, and make lifelong friends with many other employees at the hospital.
The simplest pleasures in life brought her great joy. She loved the peacefulness of the farm and enjoyed roaming the badlands with her family. She never shied away from a challenging crossword puzzle and, if you ever stopped by for a visit, you were sure to catch an episode of The Price is Right, one of her favorite crime shows or golf.
She was preceded in deaht by her son, Jason.
She is survived by her daughter, Leta Godwin of Glasgow; three grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; sisters, Rosalie Bryan of Circle and Berta Gorder of Nashua; and a brother, Jay Curtiss of Frenchtown.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, July 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. Burial will take place at a later date at the family farm.