‘We care about each other’: Friendship born at state Capitol endures 50 years

Phil Drake

It was during the 1973 Montana legislative session that they all came together. And 50 years later they remain good friends.

Marci Lynn, Judy Hendrickson, Bobby Murphy and Lynn Staley have kept in touch with each other since meeting in the steno pool of the Capitol.

Marci Lynn

The quartet, who range in age from the “60-something” to 82, said they have been there for each other over the decades, celebrating the triumphs and supporting each other through periods of devastation.

Lynn said they try to get together at least once a year.

Judy Hendrickson and Lynn Staley.

“As we get older we realize the importance of getting together,” adding their mini-reunions are a priority.

Staley, 78, continues to work for the state when the Legislature is in town. She is now working her 17th session and is now the bills coordinator

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