In Loving Memory of Branda Lorelita Schillinger Montgomery: 1939-2021


Branda Lorelita Schillinger Montgomery, 82, of Centralia, Washington, passed away at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. 

Branda was born March 24, 1939 in Bralorne, British Columbia, to Jakob and Lily (Lien) Schillinger. The family came to Toledo, Washington, in 1948, when Branda was 9 years old. Branda loved travel and adventure, and lived all over the Northwest before coming back home to Lewis County two years ago. 

She was a loving, strong and talented woman who truly made her family’s house a “home.” She had a beautiful singing voice, and with the right connections, would have been in the movies. She loved her family and friends, and she loved cats. She enjoyed watching NCIS, Family Bible Study and enjoyed her time as a “slot-jockey” at the Casino whenever she had the chance. 

Branda is remembered by her sons Daren, Alex and Jacob; daughter Rachel; kitties Sheba, Elvis and Bojangles; siblings Gordon, Linda and Sally; grandchildren Anslee and Axton; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends that will never forget her. 

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct.16, 2021 at Fir Lawn Funeral Chapel in Toledo, Washington. Inurnment will take place at Toledo City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Cat's Meow Spay, Neuter and Adoption Project, 611 NW State Ave., Chehalis, Washington, 98532. 

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