HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                      Thursday, October 16, 2003

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BETH MCGUIRE

   HARLEM - Beth Richman McGuire, 77, died at a Billings hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, after a short illness.

   A service of farewell will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Harlem High School Little Gymnasium with burial following in the Harlem Cemetery.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard "Bunny" McGuire in 2000; parents, Vern and Myrtle Richman; brothers, Jack and Bill Richman; sisters, Clea Bergren and Donna Jessel.

   Survivors include her daughters, Terri Gilbert of Laurel, Candy Kalal of Zortman, Connie Fetter of Harlem; sons, Larry McGuire of Lewistown and Garry McGuire of Harlem; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; stepsiblings, Jay Miller of Harlem, Milton Miller of Dallas, Ore., Ione Buck of Milton-Freewater, Ore., and Jo Ellen Thorn of North Carolina.

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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                        Friday, October 17, 2003

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Beth McGuire 

 

   HARLEM -- Beth (Richman) McGuire, 77, a retired bank officer, died of natural causes Tuesday at a Billings care center. 

   Her funeral is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Harlem High School Little Gymnasium, with burial in Harlem Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is in charge of arrangements. 

   Survivors include daughters Terri Gilbert of Laurel, Candy Kalal of Zortman and Connie Fetter of Harlem; sons Larry McGuire of Lewistown and Garry McGuire of Harlem; stepsisters Ione Buck of Milton-Freewater, Ore., and Jo Ellen Thorn of North Carolina; stepbrothers Jay Miller of Harlem and Milton Miller of Dallas, Ore.; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. 

   Her husband, Bernard "Bunny" McGuire, died in 2000.

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THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION               Wednesday, October 22, 2003

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Beth McGuire 

   Beth (Rlchman) Mc Guire, 77, passed away very suddenly Oct. 541h in a Billings hospital surrounded by her five children. Her farcwcll service was held Saturday, October 8”’, at the Harlem High School Little Gym. Pastor Jeff Nuckols of the Zortman Baptist church offici­ated. The guitar and vocal music was done by the Ed and Alvin Doney family. Don Richman, nephew of Beth, spoke of his love for her and read her eulogy. Edwards Funeral Home of Chi­nook was in charge of arrange­ments.

   Beth was born March 17. 1926 in Newdale, ID to Vernon and Myrtle Richman. She made the trip to Harlem as a small child with her parents and three older siblings. The family settled on a farm a fcw miles south of Harlem.

   She attended school for I 2 years in Harlem and graduated with the class of 1944. She worked in Helena for a while during the war, returning home a few months before she met her husband to be, who had just re­turned from three years in the South Pacific. Bernard McGuire and Beth Richman were married in Harlem on August 19, 1945.

   Beth’s ‘main goal in life was to have a family and be a good mother. She reached this goal when she and Bunny had a daugh­ter then two sets of twins. When the children were about grown, she worked at Kecks’ cabins, The Merry Market and Security State Bank before retiring. She was still  Keeping books for McGuire’s Motel at the time of  her death.

   She liked the outdoors and enjoyed their years of ranching and helping feed the cows.   

   She was a good camper. even to the point of sleeping in the back of a pickup only a few months before the twin boys were born, and her fried chicken was the best! She loved to set around the campfire and listen to the fellows tell stories, she enjoyed attending the Army reunions until Bunny was gone.

   Most of all, she enjoyed her family. and welcomed each new baby with open arms. She spent many hours reading her well-worn Bible and attended the Yoked Parish church when feel­ing well. Beth had a full life and left behind many memories that will live on down through the generations.  

   She is survived by: daughters Tern Gilbert of Laurel. Candy (John) Kalal of Zortman. and Connie (Ed) Fetter of Harlem: sons Larry (Sue) of Lewistown and Garry (Sissy) of Harlem: stcpsisters loan Buck and Jo Ellen Thorn; stepbrothers Jay Miller and Milton Miller: I 6 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

   She was proceeded in death by her husband Bunny: her par­ents: her brothers Jack and Bill: and sisters Donna Jessel and Clem Bergren.

   She was carried to her final resting place (beside her husband of 55 years) in the Harlem ceme­tery by nephews Don Richman John Richman. Russell Kline, Tom Bergren. Jerry Bergren. and Richard Bergren. Honorary pall­bearer was long-time family friend Allen Billmayer.

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