On May 4, 2018 Dolly passed away from natural causes at Rosetta Assisted Living with the comfort of her family. She was 91 years young.
Dolly was born in Helena, Montana on September 16, 1926. She was the youngest of five children born to Martha Caroline Geigle and Emil Edward (Ed) Liedle.
Dolly attended schools in Helena graduating from Helena High in 1944. On September 11, 1954 she married Robert (Bob) Card. They moved to Juneau Alaska shortly after marrying where Bob was stationed with the Army. Their first two children, Debbie and Bert, were born in Juneau. Upon Bob’s discharge, they moved back to Helena where their son Jim was born.
Dolly began her working career with Western Life shortly after her high school graduation. When she returned to Helena, she began working for the State of Montana, Surplus Property where she worked for over 20 years. She retired in 1983.
During her retirement years, she had the opportunity to travel to such places as Hawaii, England, Scotland, New Zealand and Australia. Her favorite trip was the river boat cruise down the Mississippi. In 2003 she and Debbie took a cruise to Alaska so that she could show Debbie where she and Bert were born.
Dolly was an avid bowler for 50 years. In 1999 she was honored for her service to the bowling community by being inducted to the Helena Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame. She loved participating with her team in city and state bowling tourneys.
Dolly was also a fierce competitor in any card or board game. Her favorite times were playing games with her family. She especially loved playing pinochle and cribbage with her kids and loved it when she “beat” the other team. When she moved to Rosetta, she could be found engaged in a lively game of hangman or Yahtzee. Her winnings of candy were the delight of her great grandkids who knew right where to find Grandma’s “stash”.
Football season was never long enough. She spent every Sunday, Monday and Thursdays watching NFL. She loved betting against her daughter and scoring on those free dinners! Her favorite team was the Dallas Cowboys but she had a fondness for Bob’s favorite team, Miami Dolphins.
Dolly was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, her parents Ed and Martha, sisters Leah Borngraber and Esther (Toots) Spry, and brothers Herbert and Edward (Eddy) Liedle. She is survived by her children, Debbie Morrison, Bert (Deb) Card, Jim (Janet) Card, her grandchildren Stephanie (Drew) Beckert, Lucas Sheridan, Cameron (Tiffany) Card, Janessa Card, Geno Card and Jaclyn Card (Benji Rogers), and great grandchildren, Lori and Kimber Beckert, Nathaniel Card, and Elli Rogers. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Laurie House, Regional Activity Director at Rosetta for her wonderful friendship and companionship to our mother. Dolly hated weekends because there weren’t any games to be played and looked forward to the beginning of every week. She also treasured her new best friend Brian who challenged her at every game played. Also, special thanks to Anne Lenik who was there at every turn and loved Dolly’s spunk! Thanks also to the Rosetta staff that provided care for her.
A service celebrating Dolly’s life will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18th at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Social Hall, 3750 N. Montana Ave. Memorial donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by visiting: www.stjude.org (Dolly’s passion) or the Lewis & Clark Humane Society, P.O. Box 4455, Helena, MT 59604. Please visit below to offer condolences or share a memory of Dolly.