The Billings Montana Chapter
of The Compassionate Friends
 Arlene Priest

This chapter is indebted to all the volunteers who devote countless hours of service to others.  One of those volunteers, Arlene Priest, has served for over 30 years as Chapter Leader, Newsletter Editor, Regional Coordinator for Montana and Idaho, and Chapter Advisor.  
Arlene was instrumental in getting our chapter running successfully after a rocky start back in the 1980s.  Among her many accomplishments, she was the driving force for the creation of the Gift of Life Brick Walkway and the Angel Statue in the Floral Garden in Rose Park.

These articles reprinted from the Billings Gazette newspaper and Yelowstone Valley Woman magazine illustrate why Arlene is our very special compassionate friend.


Compassionate Friend: Woman Puts Pain To Use As Volunteer
by DONNA HEALY of The Gazette Staff Jul 2, 2005

Arlene Priest: Make Marc Proud
by DARRELL EHRLICK of the Billings Gazette Aug 27, 2017

Arlene Priest
by Julie Koerber of Yellowstone Valley Woman April 2, 2018