|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1917|
|Death: ||Aug. 17, 2007|
Cleo Irving Beals, 89, passed away on Friday, Aug. 17, 2007
in Miles City.
Mrs. Beals was born Sept. 1, 1917, in Ismay to Vanity and Samuel near the family homestead in the Mildred area. Born prematurely after her mother was kicked by a horse, she was named "Baby Girl Irving" on her birth certificate when she was not expected to survive, an oddity that was not discovered and corrected until Mrs. Beals was in her 70s.
She grew up in Hamilton where her architect-builder father was involved in construction of the local hospital. After her father's untimely death in 1933, the family moved to Ingomar, where her mother operated the school boarding house.
While staying with relatives in Forsyth, she met the love of her life, Dude (W.E.) Beals. They graduated from Ingomar High School in 1936.
She married her high school sweetheart, Dude, on Dec. 27, 1937, and celebrated 56 years together living next door to his parents, whom she loved dearly. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Forsyth for more than 60 years. A strong Spirit-filled Christian, Mrs. Beals understood the importance of constant communication in her walk with our Lord Jesus.
A direct descendant of Father of the American Revolution Samuel Adams, Mrs. Beals was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution as well as the Colonial Dames.
We remember a gracious lady who listened and responded with Godly wisdom and a smile that touched many lives, a lady who quickly forgave and loved others unconditionally. She lived by Philippians 4:4-9 and hated gossip, always looking for the good in others. She greeted every new day with a smile and positive expectation, and she found comfort in the 23rd Psalm.
Her survivors include three children: Bob (Sylvia) Beals Sr. of Forsyth, Bonny (Carl) Rieckmann of Billings and Byron "Bus" (Thelma) Beals of Miles City; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Survivors also include a sister, Lura (Rudy) Anselmi; a sister-in-law, Jeri Irving; a brother-in-law, Lt. Col. Bob Hubbes; and a step-brother, Charles Shore.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dude; a brother, Sib Irving; and a sister, Vanity Hubbes.
A Celebration of Life service was held at Stevenson Funeral Home in Forsyth on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, at 2 p.m.
Burial followed in the Forsyth Cemetery, Rosebud Co, Montana.
Samuel S. Irving (1886 - 1933)
Vanity Leonetta Stout Irving Shore (1888 - 1976)
Wayland Ernest Beals (1917 - 1994)
Samuel Sibley Irving (1911 - 1996)*
Cleo Margaret Irving Beals (1917 - 2007)
Vanity Elizabeth Irving Hubbes (1920 - 2003)*
Plot: 2nd SEC B LOT 4 E1/2 BLK 9
Created by: Karen Griswold Stroh
Record added: Oct 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78040974