|Birth: ||Jan. 30, 1926|
|Death: ||Nov. 5, 2009|
Gertrude Marie "Gertie" (Michaelson) Beach, 83, of Great Falls, died of complications from multiple sclerosis Thursday at Peace Hospice.
She married Eugene Beach on Nov. 3, 1945, in Helena.
In the early years of their marriage, they farmed on the Fairfield Bench. In the late 1950s, they and their two children moved to Hubbard, Ore., where they raised chickens. The family moved back to Montana in the early 1960s, and operated the Highland Café in West Glacier. Upon moving to Great Falls in the mid-1960s, Gertie went to work for Barber's Furniture as a bookkeeper. From there, she worked for the Columbus Hospital in the business office until ill health forced her to retire in 1975.
While living in the Grandview Apartments, Gertie served as the head of the Neighborhood Watch program there for several years. She enjoyed playing cards, reading and doing puzzles.
Our mother, grandma and Nana had fought a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis since the early 1970s. She never let the disease get her down, nor did she complain. She took its hardships with dignity. She was our hero.
Survivors include two daughters; an adopted daughter; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Beach, on March 6, 1983; brothers Jim Michaelson and Bud Michaelson; her mother, Pearl Larkin; and a special friend, George Lasker.
Complete obituary published Great Falls Tribune 11-8-2009
Created by: Judyvv
Record added: Nov 10, 2009
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Gertie...I think of you now and then and miss you very much:(your freind|
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