Penny Lee Pike

Penny Lee Pike, 65, of Great Falls, Mont., passed away on Dec. 19, 2021. Cremation has been entrusted to Croxford Funeral Home. Services will be announced at

Penny was born on May 2, 1956 in South Bend, Wash., to Richard and Syble (Wood) Sigurdson. She grew up in Shelby, Mont., graduating from Shelby High School. It was in Great Falls that destiny stepped in and she met her true love, Randy Pike. The two were wed on Sept. 8, 1973 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Shelby. They remained together for 48 years until her passing.

Penny was creative and enjoyed making flower arrangements, wood working and decorating her home. She had several flower beds that she tended to. Her biggest passion was her adoring family. Family always came first, especially her grandchildren who were her pride and joy. She loved planning and hosting gatherings, showcasing her cooking. A football fan, she followed the Montana Griz and the Seattle Seahawks. 

Penny will be missed by those that knew her but especially her husband, Randy Pike of Great Falls; son, Ryan Pike of Renton, Wash.; daughter, Tana Van Buskirk of Nine Mile Falls, Wash.; mother, Syble Sigurdson, Shelby; sisters, Coni Thorn of Wilsonville, Ore., Kathey (Clinton) Pike of Great Falls, Mont., Peggy (Ken) Robertson of Butte, Mont., and Pam Burgess of Savannah, N.Y.; grandchildren, Ella Van Buskirk, Vincent Van Buskirk, and Alice Van Buskirk.

She was preceded in death by her father, Richard John Sigurdson; son, Nicholas Pike; sister, Christine Sigurdson; and stepfather, Edmund John Osler.

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