Evelyn Cecilia Bies, 74, whose four children all became teachers, died Thursday, April 19, 2012, after a yearlong battle with cancer.
She was born in Scobey on Aug. 18, 1937, to Harry and Pansie (Phelps) Squires. She grew up on a farm south of Opheim, the youngest of 11 children.
She married Jerry Bies on Sept. 27, 1958. She had received care from RiverStone Hospice.
Survivors include her husband; four children, Rhoda Scally, Kenny Bies, Joe Bies and Jessie Pinkerton; nine grandchildren; and sisters, Lorraine Johnson, Allie Russell, Mary Bartley, Grace Squires, Pat Mueller and Rhoda Campbell.
Services were held April 23 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.
Donations may be made to RiverStone Health, 123 S. 27th St., Billings, MT 59101.