Marge (Allum) Brass passed away Nov. 23 in Seattle, Wash., following surgery.
A Celebration of her Life will be held in the spring in Conrad.
Marge was born Nov. 7 in Great Falls. She lived in Carter until 1954 when the family moved to Conrad. She lived there until 1976, graduating from Conrad High School in 1966. She married Michael (Sam) Brass in 1974. Marge worked at Pondera Drug, now Olson’s Drug, until moving to go on the construction trail with her husband, Michael and baby girl Martina Jo who was born in 1976. They traveled extensively with Hilde Construction. Another girl, Michael (Micki), was born to them in 1980.
Gordon Hurley, 93, longtime Liberty County rancher, passed away of cancer at his home on the ranch on Dec. 18, 2013. After a brief illness in October and a two week stay in the hospital, he learned of his diagnosis. His final request was to come home to the ranch to live the remainder of his life before leaving this world to join his beloved wife, Jean, in heaven. He passed away peacefully that morning with his son, Bob, by his side.
Gordon was born May 6, 1920, to Thomas and Marie Hurley in Brady. He grew up on the ranch that his father homesteaded in the Knees community east of Brady. His love for horses and cattle started with him learning to ride at age five and continued throughout his lifetime. At the age of 93, he continued to be an active part of the day-to-day operation on the ranch alongside his son, Bob, who lives on the ranch and continues Gordon’s legacy.
Beverly Ann Swanson, beloved wife, daughter, mother and grandmother died Dec. 27, 2013 at age 67 at her home in Pendroy after battling cancer.
Beverly was born Dec. 5, 1946 in Billings, the daughter of Ervin and Donna (Schultz) Bermes. She graduated from MSU—Billings and served as a teacher in Great Falls before marrying Larry Swanson on June 20, 1970 and moving to Pendroy to run a family farm.
Beverly lived a full life filled with family, children and crafts. She was a devoted mother active in supporting all her children’s interests, toured the state with her craft shows, and even ran a community preschool for a time. Most recently she took great joy in babysitting her grandchildren. She was a member of the Pendroy Social Club and the Catholic Church.