Beverlee Joan Beck June 15, 1946 - November 16, 2023
Beverlee Joan Beck, 77, passed away Thursday, Nov. 16, at her home in Deer Lodge. Beverlee was born to parents Albert and Edna Beck on June 15, 1946. She graduated from Powell County High School and attended Western Montana College where she received a Bachelor of Education degree. Beverlee went on to teach school in Napa, Calif., until her retirement when she returned to Deer Lodge. Beverlee was loved by her students and had a gift with children that made them want to be around her. Beverlee enjoyed playing cards, working at New to You, and participating in the Wealthy Wannabes Investment Club with her friends. Bev was a long-time member of the Order of the Eastern Star. The last few years Beverlee enjoyed spending time at the lake, sitting on the deck and watching the children play in the water while visiting with family and friends. Bev really loved her dogs and they always had the best care. Her dog Olive was by her side to the end. Beverlee was very generous and would freely give to those with a need. Beverlee suffered from MS but always kept a positive attitude and was determined not to let the MS keep her down. Bev had a great sense of humor and enjoyed seeing others smile. Beverlee was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John D. Beck; and sister-in-law, Kay Kirk Beck. She is survived by her sister, Carol Gilmore (Gary) of Helena; nephews John Gilmore (Lisa) of Helena, Dustin Gilmore of Belgrade and niece Jenna Bousman (Nolan) of Helena; great nieces Ellie Gilmore and Abigail Gilmore; great nephews Gavin Bousman and Graham Bousman; and brother Thomas and his family. We are thankful for all the friends, neighbors and community workers who helped Bev out through the years. We want to especially thank Dr. Shahab Samieian, Mary Newman, Harris Home Care and hospice. A graveside service will be scheduled at a later date.
Howard August Hunter February 29, 1932 - November 16, 2023
Howard August Hunter, 91, of Deer Lodge, passed away on Nov. 16, surrounded by his family. Howard was born Feb. 29, 1932, to Clarence and Margarete Hunter, on the family farm, close to Peever, S.D. He joined his brothers, William, Albert and later, Eddie. Howard, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, is survived by sons, Rick (Laurie), Dallas (Maggie), Dan (Linda), Marty (Lisa); daughter, Roxanne (Tony); nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and his faithful dog, Punkin. Upon leaving high school in Peever, Howard was drafted into the Army to fight in the Korean War. After leaving the military, Howard went home to marry the love of his life, Shirley Ruth Nerison. They were married Nov. 30, 1954. They were together 62 years, before Shirley’s passing. Howard worked for the railroad in South Dakota before moving to Deer Lodge, where he began logging for a living. He went into business with his oldest son, Rick, forming Hunter Logging until his retirement in 1993. Howard enjoyed camping and fishing, riding his four-wheeler, going to the stock car races to watch his sons and grandsons win, watching old westerns on TV and spoiling his dog, Punkin. A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. on Nov. 25 at Hillcrest Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Elks Lodge in Deer Lodge.
Phyllis Ohrmann, 100, of Drummond, died on Nov. 4.Services are pending and will be announced when set. Please visit longfellowfinneganriddle.com to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Phyllis.