Bethene Vermandel, 83, of Billings, who ran the Vermandel ranch with her husband, died Friday, June 21, 2013.
She was born June 23, 1929, in Billings, the eldest child of Lee and Dahlia Halverson. She moved with her family when she was 5 years old to the head of Sioux Jane Coulee where it became the Halverson family ranch. She rode horseback four miles to Coburn School where she met Eldon Vermandel, and they were married on Oct. 7, 1949. They moved to the Vermandel Ranch in 1952.
She had received care from the Indian Health Service and Diamond Willow.
Survivors include children, Keith, Kathy and Peggy; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 28, at Dahl Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at the Vermandel Ranch on Pryor Road.