The Billings Outpost

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth "Betty" C. Hjelvik Taylor, 85, who was retired from the Alaska Department of Transportation, died May 13, 2014.

She was born Feb. 14, 1929, in Forsyth, the second child of Iver Math Hjelvik and Adela Schroeder Hjelvik. She graduated from high school in Sumatra, where she played basketball.

On Oct. 4, 1947, she married Max Belzer, and they had three children. They later divorced, and she married Eugene ?Gene? Taylor on June 30, 1978. He had three children.

She taught sewing in 4-H, painted, crocheted, knitted and sewed for her friends and family. She and Mr. Taylor had lived in Ketchikan, Alaska, for many years. She had received care from Edgewood Vista, Yellowstone River of Care and Rocky Mountain Hospice.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Jo Wellman of Billings; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and siblings, Elva Christiansen of Billings, Jean Lang of Musselshell, Joan McCaffree of Melstone, Bud Hjelvik of Melstone, John Hjelvik of Nye, Dorothy Smith of Des Moines, Iowa, and Mary Sherman of Choteau.

Services will be at the Community Bible Church of Musselshell at 11 a.m. Monday, May 19. Interment in Musselshell Cemetery will follow the service. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

Donations may be made to the Friends of Musselshell School.

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