Helping families celebrate a life lived.


Services & Obituaries

Robyn Cavaness
March 22, 1953 ~
December 07, 2017
Date of Service: December 13, 2017

Margaret Mackin
May 24, 1926 ~
November 15, 2017
Date of Service: December 15, 2017

Byron McAllister
April 29, 1929 ~
December 09, 2017

Marilyn Wessel
January 4, 1942 ~
December 04, 2017

Jack Shropshire
June 5, 1921 ~
December 04, 2017

Emma Derby
August 18, 1934 ~
November 26, 2017

Thomas Hebert, Jr.
December 3, 1971 ~
November 24, 2017

Willie Figgins
February 11, 1925 ~
November 24, 2017

Elizabeth Vaughn
January 4, 1924 ~
November 22, 2017


Eleanor Gover

July 13, 1938 ~ September 19, 2017

Service: September 25, 2017 10:00 AM
   Location: Grace Bible Church Fireside Room

Eleanor Rash Gover went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 19, 2017.  She was born to Floyd and Betty (Bates) Rash on July 13, 1938.  Eleanor was a lifelong resident of Gallatin County and loved Montana.

Eleanor attended school in Central Park and Manhattan, graduating in 1956.  She married Leon Gover on February 28, 1959 in Manhattan.  She was blessed to go to work in Bozeman and worked for 43 years for the State of Montana and the City of Bozeman.

Eleanor’s children and grandchildren were the center of her life and provided great happiness.  She also loved her home, flowers, Bobcat athletics, camping, and traveling, which she was blessed to do.

She was a lifelong member of Grace Bible Church and enjoyed Bible Study and the companionship of the many friends who attended over the years.

Eleanor is survived by her husband, Leon; children, Michael and his wife, Beth, and their children, Christopher and Jenevieve of Bozeman, and Sheila and her husband, Kevin Papke, and their children, Bridger (Rebecca) and Sara (Zane Kountz) of Three Forks; sister, Joan Droppers; sister-in-law, Lorraine Van Ausdol (Jim Smith); mother-in-law, Audrey Gover; and many aunts, cousins, and extended family, as well as her church family and work family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Betty Rash; grandparents, Ray and Mae Rash, and Paul and Alma Bates; brother-in-law, David Droppers; and many aunts, uncles, and extended family.  Her families lived in Gallatin County for the past century and she was very proud of them.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, September 25 at the Grace Bible Church Fireside Room.  Private interment will take place at Meadowview Cemetery.

Memorials in Eleanor’s name may be made to Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, 2050 Overland Ave., Billings, MT  59102.


[Printable Version]

Online Condolences for Eleanor | Return to Obituaries

Pre-planning information
Family Feedback

"Thank you for all your help and support during the death of my mother.  I was very impressed with your staff throughout this difficult process.  With your help we were able to say good-bye to our mother in a very meaningful way.  Our loss is still so new, but our thanks to you for the care you showed."

~ Lisa F.
News & Events

SERVICE OF HOPE: Holiday Service of Remembrance
Sunday, December 3 ~ 2pm

9 Weeks:  Starts 9/19/17, 5:30pm

Click to Request Your Free Guidebook

NEWS RELEASE: Have the Talk of a Lifetime
November 19 ~ 2pm & 6:30pm

Jim Mitchell Honored for 50 Years in the Funeral Industry
MFDA Recognizes 50-Year Commitment at State Convention


© 2003-2017 Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory. All rights reserved. 113 S. Willson Ave. | Bozeman, MT 59715 | 406.587.3184