Cecil Lulland Tully Field

Cecil Lulland Tully Field was born to Lon L. and Myrtle Sophia Tully on October 15, 1907 in Oklahoma City, (Oklahoma Territory) – which became the State of Oklahoma on November 16, 1907.  Cecil was the first of Myrtle’s ten children.

Cecil’s father, Lon, passed away in 1908.  Myrtle married Thomas McKee in February of 1910, and the family then moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.   Thomas died there in 1914, and Myrtle and her (now) two sons moved to Great Falls, Montana, where Myrtle’s first daughter was born.  Myrtle married Harry Field there in 1917.  The family was living in Lewistown, Montana by 1918, where the rest of the family was born – two daughters and five sons.

Cecil graduated from high school in 1925 and helped his step-father, in the operation of his dry cleaning establishment, which Harry had opened when they moved to Lewistown.  Harry became ill in 1929, and Cecil took over the business to help out. Harry passed away in 1935.

In 1931 Cecil married the love of his life, Mildred Ruth Miller, to whom he was married for forty seven and a half years.  Cecil and Mildred had two children:   Carol Ann and David John, three grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 10 great great grandchildren.

Cecil and Mildred ran Field’s Cleaners (with Mildred being the seamstress for the business), until they retired and sold the business in 1965.

Cecil served in the Navy in 1944 and 1945 during World War II.  He was a member of Friendship Lodge #139 AF and Am, York Rite Bodies of Lewistown; past commander of Calvary Command #14 of the York Rite Bodies; Masonic Lodge; past president of Central Montana Shrine Club; held a life membership in Uniformed Bodies and Camel Herders of Al Bedoo Shrine Temple in Billings; the first World War II veteran to serve as commander of Fergus Post 16 of the American Legion in Lewistown;  past president of Fraternal Order of Eagles #374 of Lewistown; the Rod and Gun Club; Elks Lodge #456 of Lewistown; Highway Committee of Lewistown Area Chamber of Commerce for nine years including one year as chairman; and served on the City Council.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing. 

Cecil and Mildred enjoyed picnicking, camping, playing cards, square dancing, bowling, golf, and attending Zion Lutheran Church. Cecil passed away May 8, 1979 and Mildred passed away April 30, 2002 and both are buried in Lewistown, Montana.