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Vonda Lee McCubbins

April 28, 1931 — February 3, 2024

Columbia Falls, Montana

Vonda Lee McCubbins, age 92, passed away on February 3, 2024, at Kalispell Rehabilitation & Nursing in Kalispell, Montana. 

Vonda Fairchild McCubbins was born at home on April 28, 1931, to Walter and Grace Fairchild in Max, Nebraska. Vonda was the 4th of 7 children. Her family moved from Nebraska for employment, and eventually settled in Walla Walla, Washington. After graduating from high school, Vonda met Byron McCubbins on a blind date. Byron and Vonda were married February 28, 1950. Vonda worked at Birds Eye Plant and the Bon Marche while in Walla Walla. In 1959 Byron and Vonda moved to Missoula and in 1962 to Kalispell. Together they owned and operated Byron's Heating & Sheet Metal until Byron's passing on February 15th, 1986.

Vonda was an avid antique collector, and in 1986 opened The Bazaar Antique Shop in Kalispell. After 20 years as a business owner, Vonda sold The Bazaar and moved to Columbia Falls to be closer to her sons. She continued to buy and sell antiques and travel throughout the northwest to attend antique shows.

Vonda kept busy with her many hobbies which included painting. She was an exceptional artist.

Vonda was active in the Moose Lodge where she was the editor of the newsletter as well as Columbia Falls Senior Center; Red Hats Society; her bible study group and volunteering at the Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.

Vonda named the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce "Businesswoman of the Year in 1983."

Vonda was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; 4 sisters; loving spouse Byron and her son Charles. She is survived by brother Larry (Barbara); children Kimberly Beck (John); Floyd (Connie); Deana Lechner (Al); Rahni Juelfs; son in law Bernie Juelfs; daughter in law Micki McCubbins; 12 Grandchildren; Charles; Rachel; Patrick; Bryan; Heather; Salinda; Justin; Angelique; Rick; Nick; Elizabeth; Jonathan and their families. 22 Great Grandchildren and 5 Great, Great Grandchildren.

Vonda was a very special lady and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Rest in Peace our Sweet Lady.

Funeral Services: Monday, February 12, 2024, 11:00am at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home with interment to follow at C. E. Conrad Cemetery. A luncheon reception after at the Moose Lodge in Evergreen. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home caring for the family.

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