Terry Mason's Family History Site
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Lambert Levi Fenter
In 1910 census with brother Jessie as head.
Velma Lee Arnold
OBITUARY: [ http://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/announcements/obituaries/velma-lee-vee-fenter/article_b37f729e-62be-5d88-808d-f3b531976e11.html ]
Jun 15, 2016
The Doll Lady has left us to go play in the Big Doll House in Heaven. After blessing us with 101 years of unconditional love, Velma Lee “Vee” Fenter passed away June 7, 2016.
She was born near Munday, Texas, on Sept. 11, 1914. The middle child of 13 born to William “Bill” and Josephine “Josie” Arnold. She spent most of her youth in and around Eastland County, Texas.
In July of 1933, she met Weldon “W.V.” Fenter and they were married one month and 21 days later. That hasty union would last 69 years.
Vee always loved dolls—especially the pretty ones. In 1957, she bought a doll repair shop she called, “The Doll Hospital,” and officially made dolls her career. She and a good friend Louise LaRue, stated the first Doll Club of Billings in 1972. The “Big Sky Dollers” will celebrate their 44th anniversary this month, and they are making plans for their next 44 years.
She is preceded in death by her parents and all her siblings. Vee lost two sons, Dennis in 1952, and Lee in 1981. She lost her husband, W.V. Fenter in 2002. She lost her daughter, Jo (Gene) Huffman in 2016. She is survived by two sons, Steve (Linda) and Wayne (Janice) all of Billings. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
Vee had an abundance of friends and she cherished them all. Her Doll Club buddies and the Fun Club were all special. Caregivers, Marcie Butts and Joyce Dunker, made her last years happy ones. Special thanks to the whole gang at Tender Nest.
She touched so many and left only good memories.
A Memorial service and reception are planned for a celebration of this special life. The celebration will be at 11 a.m., June 20, at Smith West Chapel. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting smithfuneralchapels.com.