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Carol Ellen (Foster) Dechenne

Nov. 16, 1939 to April 5, 2022


April 14, 2022

Carol Ellen (Foster) Dechennne

Carol Ellen (Foster) Dechenne, 82, of Bozeman, Mont., passed away April 5, 2022, from complications of Parkinson's disease.

Carol was born Nov. 16, 1939 in Ontario, Ore., to Edward "E" Harold Foster and Laura Ellen (Roberts) Foster. She lived in several towns in Idaho and Oregon, before moving to St. John, Wash., in 1952, where her father served as superintendent of the St. John School.

That same year, Carol met her future husband, Dale Dechenne, at a Methodist Youth meeting, and they began dating in high school. In 1958, Carol graduated as valedictorian of St. John High.

She married Dale...

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