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Lydania Hagadone

Lydania “Dena' Hagadone (Pipe), 54, died March 5, 2024, in Billings.

She was born Jan. 16, 1970, in Poplar to Kathleen “Tiny” Ricker and Richard “Dickie” Pipe. She attended school in Poplar, graduating in 1988.

She attended college in Durango, Colo., for two years before returning home. She loved helping people and this led her to career as a nursing assistant. She worked for IHS tribal health for many years before transitioning to work as a nursing assistant at Riverside Family Clinic.

In July 1991, her son, Theron, was born. Later that year, she met Dwayne Hagadone and they married March 31, 1995, in Poplar. Through this union, they had one daughter, Shawna. In 2012, they started raising their niece Brittany Whiteman who became their second daughter. Later, they started to raise their two granddaughters, Shaydin and Glendalyn.

She loved to be outdoors, fishing, taking care of her flower gardens or just soaking up the sunshine while watching her grandchildren play. She enjoyed listening to music and dancing in her kitchen with her husband or her granddaughters. She loved the beach and was at

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peace whenever she was near the ocean. Her smile was contagious and her laugh could fill the room. She had the biggest heart which was felt by all who came across her path, so much so that her last wish was to donate her organs to someone in need.

She is survived by her husband, Dwayne; son, Theron; daughter, Shawna (Tristen) Belgarde; daughter, Brittany Whiteman; three grandchildren; and sister, Stacy Pipe.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Charlene “Charley' Walking Eagle.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the St. John’s Lutheran Church. A celebration of life will follow at the Greet the Dawn Auditorium in Poplar. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.

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