BILLINGS - Beverly Lynam passed away Saturday, April 12, 2008, at St. Vincent Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Beverly was born in Greybull, Wyo., July 2, 1930, to Ed and Agnes Allen. She spent her childhood years on the family ranch on Beaver Creek. She received her early education in a one-room schoolhouse and was "home schooled" for a year. Beverly finished her final year of grade school and high school in Greybull where she graduated as salutatorian of her class. For a year she boarded with a family, and during high school, she lived in an apartment where she took care of her younger sister.
As a girl, she was an avid reader, and by the time Beverly reached high school, she had developed a love for dancing. During those years, "dancing" was mostly the jitter-bug and she's remembered for doing that very well!
Beverly married John Lynam in Basin, Wyo., Jan. 5, 1950, and they moved immediately to Moscow, Idaho, where John completed his education at the University of Idaho.
While living there, she gave birth to their first son Gary. Their second son Larry was born during their early years in Billings and she was a homemaker and a stay-at-home mom. Upon graduation, John was employed by Exxon in Billings and she resided in Billings until her death.
What she loved most was caring for and sharing time with her family whether it was cooking, cleaning, laundry, camping or one of their family trips during which there was always many laughs. She had a wonderful sense of humor and will be fondly remembered by her family and friends for this trait. Beverly loved children. She enjoyed music, especially when her family was playing or when her son Larry was directing the band. She attended concerts that her family members were in for 47 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Beverly is survived by her son Gary (Patricia) Lynam of Missoula and son Larry (Sally) Lynam of Billings; grandchildren Jack Lynam, Edward Lynam, Robin (Jake) Jensen of Urbana, Ill., Rosemary Moore of Billings and her sister Rouene (Bill) Brown of Grand Junction, Colo.
Family memorial service will be at a later date. Private inurnment has taken place at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Big Sky Hospice, P.O. Box 35033, Billings, MT, 59107.
Arrangements are by Cremation or Funeral Gallery and Cremation Society of Montana in Billings.