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Lois A. Adolph Sealey

January 21, 1933 November 13, 2020
Lois A. Adolph Sealey
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Lois Aileen Adolph Sealey, beloved, mom, sister, grandma, and great-grandma, passed away on November 13, 2020, at the Roundup Memorial Hospital in Roundup, Montana, of complications of Covid-19.
Lois was born on January 21, 1933, in Keene, North Dakota, to parents Henry and Dorothy Garmann. Lois was the second of seven children and cared for her brothers and sisters while her parents worked in the fields of their farm. She told about baking five loaves of bread every other day when she was only seven years old and hiding in the haystack when anyone came to visit. When they were old enough to go to school, she and her brothers walked up the steep banks of the Missouri River and then a couple miles on to school. When they arrived, they were frozen and usually late, and the teacher would make them stay in at recess until their mom told the teacher how far they had to go. Sometimes, their dad would meet them at the top of the hill and give them a ride down on a horse-drawn sleigh. She cleaned houses for neighbors and babysat to get money for the things she needed to attend school.
Lois graduated from McKenzie County High school in 1951 and became a traveling secretary with her best friend for a North Dakota company. While working in Roundup, Montana, she met August Wesley Adolph, whom she married on January 3, 1954. The newlyweds farmed and ranched 10 miles north of Roundup on the August Adolph homestead. Rickey Lee Adolph was born on February 3, 1955, followed by Sheri Lynn on May 18, 1956, and Bryan Wesley on July 21, 1958. On Christmas Day of 1960, the family was blessed with Robert Eugene Adolph. Robert was born with Down Syndrome and was a very special part of the family. Lois worked to get special education in the Roundup Schools, and when that happened, Robbie was able to leave Eastmont Training Center in Glendive, where he went to school for a couple years because there was no local education for special needs children. Lois cared for Robbie his entire life, sacrificing to make sure all her children were happy and healthy. She was a wonderful mother and wife, and became good at fixing anything that broke, including appliances. When Robbie got into the pickup one day and ran it through the bathroom wall, she did most of the repairs herself. Wesley and Lois loved to play pinochle and dance, and Lois was a wonderful cook and baker. They supported and helped all their kids with 4-H projects ranging from cattle and horses to baking, canning, and photography. Lois loved to listen to Wesley play the piano, accordion and organ. In 1975 they sold the ranch to Bryan. Although they moved to town in 1978, they remained active in ranching all their lives, and always helped out in all aspects of the business.
Lois was a member of the local pinochle club and Roundup Woman’s Club. She also was a member of United Methodist Church in Roundup and always sat in the same row when Wesley played the organ for services. They were also long-time members of the Roundup Ridge Rider’s Club. They especially enjoyed a trip to Branson, Missouri, and a Caribbean Cruise, along with trips to North
Dakota and Washington state to visit relatives. They both loved spending time with their children and grandchildren.
Robbie passed away in 1981 and Wesley in 1998.

Lois met the second love of her life and married Lawrence Sealey in Roundup in 1999. They enjoyed playing pinochle and bridge and spent time up in his cabin in the Snowy Mountains. Lois joined a bridge club, in addition to her pinochle club, and enjoyed hosting her friends. They enjoyed spending time with all their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They especially enjoyed an Alaskan cruise they took together and loved attending sporting events using the “gold events pass” that Lawrence had received for his leadership positions with the Montana School Board and Montana High School Association. Lois watched over her brother Allen, who was born with spinal bifida and lived in the Roundup Memorial Nursing Home. She loved growing flowers in her beautiful yard and helped keep the flowers and plants at the Roundup Memorial Courtyard in good shape.
In her later years, she developed dementia, but still enjoyed spending time at Bryan’s ranch, checking out the calves, and even helping with branding. At Sheri’s, she loved sitting out on the back porch, watching the creek and the hummingbirds. She enjoyed eating, and playing scrabble and pinochle as long as she was able.

Lois is survived by sons Rick (Deb) and Bryan (Kathy) of Roundup, daughter Sheri (John) of Philipsburg, brothers Dale (Joanne) Garmann and Jerry Garmann of Watford City, North Dakota, Dennis (CarolAnn) of Junction Utah, sister-in-law Anne Garmann of Fallon, NV, 7 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 16 step grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, and all the members of the extended Sealey family. She was preceded in death by her parents, uncles and aunts, husbands Wesley Adolph and Lawrence Sealey, son Robbie Adolph, brothers Lavern, Darrell, and Allen Garmann, sister Myrna Bridgewater, two nephews and a niece.
The family would like to express their thanks to Sunflower Gardens Assisted Living Center the staff at Roundup Memorial Hospital for the comfort and care Lois received in her final days.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, November 21st at 2pm at the Roundup Cemetery. We request of all who attend that you practice social distancing, stay with your family groups, and wear masks. Wier Funeral Home will be handling arrangements. Memorials made be made to Roundup Memorial Hospital and The Special Olynpics.

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Graveside

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21

Nov

2:00 PM 11/21/2020 2:00:00 PM
Roundup City Cemetery

17059 US Highway 12 East
Roundup, MT 59072

Roundup City Cemetery
17059 US Highway 12 East Roundup 59072 MT
United States
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