Elizabeth “Betty” Virginia Stearns, age 91, of Miles City went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, January 29, 2021 at Residential Living in Miles City.
Betty was born in Wibaux, Montana on July 13, 1929, the daughter of George and Helen (Accart) Beeler. She attended the W Bar School located north of Wibaux. She married Asie Asher Stearns on March 29, 1947 at the Catholic Church in Wibaux. It was a double ring ceremony with sister Louise and John Smith performed by Father Lehy. They moved to Miles City in 1960 and she attended Nursing School and worked for Holy Rosary Hospital for 19 years. She took care of her husband for 20 years while working the night shift and raising her children. Her family was extremely important to her. Betty loved to camp, fish, and garden.
Betty is survived by her son Clay Stearns of Ronan-Polson MT; daughters Phillis Morrow of Forsyth, June Tredway of Stevensville, MT, and Fay Lab of Belgrade, MT; Sister, Georgie Dame of Miles City, MT; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Asie Asher Stearns, a daughter Phebe Stearns-Beeler; brothers; Pete Beeler, Lloyd Beeler, Roy Beeler, Rodney Beeler, and Johnny “Beeler; two infant sisters, and sisters Louise Smith, and Helen Jean Fulton.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Interment will follow in the family lot of the Custer County Cemetery in Miles City.