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Joyce Delong

November 18, 1924 — September 20, 2021


Beautiful Joyce DeLong was called home to the Lord on Monday, September 20th, 2021.

She was born on November 18th, 1924 in Cheshambucks, England to Sidney and Rose Butler.

She met and married Russell DeLong (a GI stationed in England) in 1944.  Joyce was a war bride sent by congress and landed in Somers Montana during WWII.  After WWII Russell and Joyce settled in Somers Montana together and raised their three children. She was a Housewife and very involved in her church.

Joyce to all who knew her was a kind and caring individual who touched the lives of so many. She was a friend to everyone and famous for her pies.

She was preceded in death by her husband Russell DeLong; Parents Sidney and Rose Butler; sister Joan, sister Phylis and brother Dennis.

She is survived by her children, Graham DeLong and his wife Linda DeLong, Linda Joy DeLong and Ray DeLong.  Joyce is also survived by her Grandson Mathew DeLong, Granddaughter Shanna Hale and five Great Grandchildren; Abigail, Grace, Katelynn, Hailey and Micah.

A funeral will be held on Monday, October 18th, 2021 at Epworth United Methodist Church at 11am followed by a burial and a luncheon. Friends are encouraged to visit our website at to leave notes of condolences for the family. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home and Crematory caring for the family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joyce Delong, please visit our flower store.

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

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Epworth United Methodist Church

329 2nd Ave E
Kalispell, MT 59901

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