Beverly Petersen passed in her sleep at the Eagles Manor in Great Falls.  

Services were held on Jan. 8 at Pondera Valley Lutheran Church in Conrad, followed by a luncheon. A private burial will take place at a later date.  Pondera Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made to www.misermortuaries.com .

Beverly Hastings was born to Virginia and Hilary Hastings on July 18, 1929.  She graduated from Conrad High School and completed a degree in cosmetology in Great Falls.  Beverly married Russell Petersen in November 1948.  They farmed east of Brady for many years until his death.  Beverly then moved to Colorado Springs to be with her daughter Connie Petersen and grandson Michael.  Beverly was very active in the artist community, exhibiting and managing operations for the Colorado Springs Art Guild.

Later, Beverly moved back to Great Falls where she shared a home with daughter Estelle Petersen then with son Gregory Petersen and his family, including new grandson Dell Petersen.  Beverly was docent at the Charles Russell Museum and volunteered at the Great Falls Senior Center.

Beverly is survived by her brother Ralph Hastings; her daughter Connie Petersen; her stepson Russell Petersen; grandsons Dr. Michael Golinski and Dell Petersen; and many well beloved nieces and nephews, cousins and sisters-in-law.

Dr. Michael Golinski shares the following special thoughts regarding his grandmother:

Beverly Petersen’s light will continue to shine brightly on the lives of friends and family.  She was a truly unique human being whose wisdom and intelligence concurred during her life.  Her presence brought a feeling to those who knew her of a soft hand gently touching their brows.  She will be missed, but her essence will continue through time.

Donations in lieu of flowers should be made to the Great Falls Senior Citizens Center, 1004 Central Ave., Great Falls, 59401.