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MISSOULA — Katheryn “Kate” Marie Deeds passed away Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at home with her husband Jim by her side.

Kate was born April 13, 1946, in Missoula to Thomas and Gwendolyn Gibson Beers. She was described by family as a “tomboy” growing up with volleyball, baseball and softball being some of her favorite activities. Kate was also, the editor of the “Accent” in high school which she continued to work on during her employment at Loyola Sacred Heart Foundation.

In 1964, Kate graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, and went on to marry Jimmie Deeds five years later on Feb. 15, 1969. Kate and Jim celebrated 49 years of marriage in 2018. 

Through her work at the NP Hospital, Loyola Sacred Heart Foundation and St. Francis Xavier Parish, she continued to be the workhorse behind the scenes, however she refused the credit she so rightly deserved. With a multitude of events including BASH and other fundraisers for Missoula Catholic Schools, to her support of the St. Francis Xavier Parish community, Kate lived her life with integrity, compassion, love and dedication to her God, her family and many friends. 

To all those that knew her, she was a beautiful human being that was respected and loved unconditionally by so many. 

Kate was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Gwendolyn Beers; her sisters, Barb Voth and Beverly Zachariason; and her brothers, John and Jim Beers. 

Kate is survived by her loving husband Jimmie Deeds; her son, Thomas Deeds; her daughter Jennifer Deeds and grand dog Mocha; her brother Thomas Beers; and her, sister Mary Shelley. Kate will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at St. Francis Xavier Parish on Thursday, March 8, at 10:30 a.m. with a reception to follow downstairs in Reidy Hall. A graveside will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery after the reception at 1:30 p.m. Condolences may be left at

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