Beverly A. Nelson Bennetts


Beverly A. Nelson Bennetts


Beverly Bennetts

Beverly A. Nelson Bennetts passed away peacefully on July 16, 2020, at her home. She was born July 1, 1930, to Fred W. and Martha (Koenig) Beslanwitch, in Laurel, at the house of her aunt and uncle, Rosa and Robert “Bud” Kilpatrick. The family lived in Park City until the summer of 1939, when Beverly, along with her parents and brother Roy, moved to Billings. She attended schools in Park City, Garfield, Lincoln Junior High, Senior High, and also took classes at Billings Business College.

On May 6, 1955, she married DeWayne E. Nelson. They had 3 daughters: Vikki, Patricia and Judy. DeWayne passed away on Nov. 29, 1973.

Beverly worked 29 years for Yellowstone County in the Clerk of District Court’s office, half of those years as Chief Deputy Supervisor. She belonged to Global Grannies as a charter member, and she loved to travel on bus tours around the U.S. and Canada.

Gardening was a favorite pastime until she had to slow down and have less gardens. When she was younger, she made quilts for all her daughters and granddaughters with her mother’s help.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Patricia Restad; husband DeWayne E. Nelson; brother Roy Beslanwitch; and great-grandson Zachariah Vashler-Myers. She is survived by her best friend and companion, Jack Bennetts; daughters Vikki L. (Arne) Mysse and Judy L. Myers; 5 granddaughters, 7 great-granddaughters, 3 great-grandsons, 2 great-great-granddaughters and 1 great-great-grandson; her best friend of 76 years, Marge Mott; and very good friend Dorothy Bone.

Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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  1. Vicki and Judy,
    I was sure sorry to read of the passing of your mother in the online Gazette. I will miss talking to her on the phone. She shared a lot of the genealogy that I have on Dad’s side of the family. She had a great memory. I was always amazed by how many surgeries and illnesses she had endured. She just laughed them off and continued down the road. The world was a better place for us by her presence. She probably has told you that we still live in southern Missouri near Branson. We moved here a little over 17 years ago. It is home now and although there are still a lot of cousins of mine in Billings it isn’t the same now that all of my aunts and uncles have passed away. Your mom was my oldest cousin and last month my oldest cousin on Mom’s side of the family, Kenneth Glantz passed away at the age of 87. I am now 74. Back to genealogy has either of you worked on yours more in the recent past? I am back to 1425 on Mom’s side but only back to my 4th or 5 great grandfather. I have hit a dead end there. If you are working on it, please let me know. Again, I am so sorry for your loss. It is a great loss to me as well.

  2. Deb Wacker and all of the McManus's

    Thinking of the entire Nelson-Bennetts family what great neighbors you all were.What fun we had growing up on Ryan Ave. We are all keeping Bev and all of you in our prayers.
    Rosemary McManus and family.

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