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Maria Bernice Nilsen daughter of Teresa Cox and Larry Nilsen was born Feb. 22, 1976 in Miles City.
On April 13, 2014 at about 1:30 p.m. she was in a motor vehicle accident and went to be in heaven with her daughter Nevaeh Rose Tyler and her favorite uncle Clayton Patrick Coles and her grandparents Ruth and Jim O’ Brien and the love of her life John “Kip” Bonner.
She is survived by her daughter, Destiny Lachelle Nilsen, her granddaughters she adored, Niyah and Leigha Kimber; her parents and paternal grandmother, Rose Mary Nilsen of Lewistown and many aunts and uncles.
She is also survived by he r s i s t e r St ephani e Nilsen, and her children, Piers Ogilvie and Ahnali Harris of Billings and her brother James Nilsen and his children Bailey Martin, Aspen Nilsen ad Jeffrey Nilsen.
Maria had an Associates Accouting degree and worked for Planned Parenthood previously. As an aunt and grandma she enjoyed playing with her grand kids and nieces and nephews, collecting rocks and driftwood. All her friends recall her terrific laugh.
Family is grateful for al l the suppor t f rom friends and family. Services will be at Emmanue l Luthe r a n Church on 5515 Shepherd Acton Road Shepherd, Montana (406) 373-5597. On Wednesday, April 16 at 2 p.m. Refreshments to follow.
Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www. cfgbillings.com through “Our Families.”