|Birth: ||Feb. 1, 1923|
|Death: ||Nov. 29, 1993|
Marie was born on February 1, 1923, in Miles City, Montana to Fay O. Buffington and Katherine Mahoney Buffington. Marie grew up on the family homestead north of Jordan on Reid Coulee located on Hell Creek. In her later elementary grades she attended school at Jordan Montana, and graduated from high school at Edgar, Montana. The family was pushed off their homestead in the Missouri Breaks when the Fort Peck Dam began to fill with water.
Marie was married to Grant J. Beall on October 7, 1944 in Columbus, Montana. Shortly after their marriage, Grant was drafted into the Army and was stationed at Camp Maxey, Texas. During Grant's time in the Army, Marie stayed with her Mother and Dad at Edgar, Montna. During this time their first son Art was born.
Grant came home on delay-en-route for two weeks when their infant son was a month old, and he was soon shipped overseas as part of the Army of Occupation after the war ended. In September 1946 he retunred and was discharged.
The majority of raising their family and farming life was in the Roberts area. They sold their farm in 1978, and for a while kept a few head of cattle. In 1988 they totally disbursed of livestock and retired in Forsyth, so they could be near Marie's sister, Amy.
Marie continued to live in Forsyth after Grant's death in March 1991. Marie loved the Lord more than life itself, as could be witnessed by the joy that flooded her whole being. She loved her church family in Forsyth, and many times expressed that she had never had a church family that showed their love and really cared like they did. Marie loved her family and church.
Marie was a gifted seamstress, enjoyed crocheting, hobbying and collecting hugs because "they don't take up sotrage space."
She was a member of Cornerstone Grace Fellowship Church in Forsyth, Montana, Friendly We Club (Home Demonstration), American Legion Auxiliary, Maine Anjou Association and Hobby Clubs.
Maried died Monday morning, November 29, 1993, at Roosevelt Nursing Home, of Culbertson, Montana.
She is survived by: two sons, Arthur Grant Beall, Roberts, MT and Glenn Evan Beall, Breckenridge, Colorado and two daughters, Patricia Fay Mattingly and husband, Marvin, Froid, MT and Carol Marie Mattingley and husband, Robert, Sidney. Seven grandchildren: Kathy Beall, Nana Benzinger, Susan Mattingley Arnold, Ron Mattingley, Steven Mattingley, Robert Jeffrey Mattingley and Scott Mattingley. Numerous self-adopted sons, daughters and grandchildren. She said about them, "You can't put a price on those relationships, you know."
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Grant, one brother, Wilbur Fay Buffington, three sisters, Ruth Buffington, Amy Crane and Helen Hudak.
Services were held at ll:00 a.m. on Friday, December 3, 1993 at the Cornerstone Grace Fellowship Church in Forsyth. Her remains were interred at Hearts at Peace Cemetery at a private family service the following spring.
Fay Ollie (Olin) Buffington (1885 - 1957)
Katherine Helena Mahoney Buffington (1891 - 1976)
Grant J. Beall (1920 - 1991)*
Ruth Buffington (1916 - 1918)*
Amy Rose Buffington Crane (1918 - 1993)*
Wilbur Fay Buffington (1921 - 1942)*
Marie Buffington Beall (1923 - 1993)
Helen Theresa Buffington Hudak (1924 - 1987)*
Wife - Mother - Christian
Note: Wife of Grant Jeffrey Beall. Full name: Opha Marie.
Hearts At Peace Cemetery
Maintained by: Marvin & Pat Mattingley
Originally Created by: Catherine Byron
Record added: Sep 01, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6739398
My favorite flowers for you, Mama, remembering picking wild flowers for memorial day, then visiting the graves. I always loved that togetherness time for us. Marvin and I visited the Roberts and the Robinson Cemeteries, and also the Rockvale one a few wee...(Read more)|
Added: Nov. 6, 2009
Mom, I think of you so often. We all miss you. We are getting ready for the big reunion in Hardin and know that you would have loved to be a part of it.|
Added: Jun. 20, 2009
You were thought of today!|
Heather from VA
Added: Nov. 25, 2002
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