The Billings Outpost

Herb Stephenson

Herb Stephenson, 83, a farmer and rancher, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at his home.

He was born Sept. 26, 1929, in Missouri, the youngest of four children born to Robert Stephenson and Amelia Gebhardt Stephenson. He moved to Montana with his family at the age of 6 and graduated from Fromberg High School in 1947.

He married Ella Mae Bonawitz in 1950. They spent their lives raising a family, crops, cattle and the occasional raccoon. He had received care from Beartooth Hospice.

Survivors include a sister, Betty Butler; children, Denny Stephenson, Vicky Harrison, Bill Stephenson and Brad Stephenson; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Joliet Wesleyan Church. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

Donations may be made to Beartooth Hospice.


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