In Memory

Maralyn Loyning (Gangstad)

Maralyn Loyning (Gangstad)

Maralyn Gangstad, 51, of Billings died at Deaconess Medical Center on Sunday, March 14, 1999 after a short bout with cancer.

Maralyn was born Jan. 4, 1948 in Red Lodge, the daughter of Anna (Eskro) and Sidney A. Loyning. After graduating from Billings Senior High in 1966 she married Anton Gangstad on April 18, 1968.

At the time of her death, Maralyn worked for the last 10 years as the controller of Billings Truck Center. Maralyn is survived by her mother Anna Loyning of Billings; daughters: Christine Stidham (Dan) of Billings and Carrie Harwood (Greg) of Paul, Idaho; sister Cheryl Gangstad (Orval); one brother, Roy Laird (Sally); and her long time companion and best friend Ed Fernandez. She is also survived by a niece Ann Gangstad, and nephews David, Daniel, and Rob Laird, all of Billings, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father Sidney A. Loyning and sister Diane.

Marlyn was a wonderful daughter, mother, sister and friend and was loved by all who knew her. She will be missed terribly. Take comfort in the fact she is safe and in peace in heaven.

Memorial services will be held 10 am Wednesday, March 17 at the Smith Downtown Chapel. Cremation has taken place at Smiths Crematory. A private interment will be held with the family.

     ~Billings Gazette