Beverly Ann Colstad


Beverly Ann Colstad, age 89, passed away August 9, 2021, at Spring Creek Inn Memory Care in Bozeman, Montana.  She was born November 29, 1931, in Billings, Montana, the daughter of Lee and Ina Terpening.

Beverly graduated from Hardin High School in 1950 and was a Bulldog cheerleader for 3 years.  She attended University of Montana and joined the Delta Gamma Sorority, where she graduated with a degree in Home Economics.  Her senior year of college she was proposed to by her high school sweetheart, Jack Colstad.  They were married in Hardin on October 3, 1954, and moved to Manhattan, Kansas where Jack completed his enlistment in the Army.  They then returned to Hardin where they raised their children on the family farm.

Beverly was a very devoted wife and mother who loved to bake cinnamon and caramel rolls for family gatherings.  Her family looked forward to her homemade caramel and sugar cookies every Christmas.

Beverly was member of the Congregational Church in Hardin, singing in the church choir with Jack for 30 years.  She was also an active member of the Chapter L PEO, Eastern Star, Hardin Community Theatre, and the Fort Custer Golf Club.  She and Jack enjoyed playing husband and wife golf tournaments in Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota.  She enjoyed skiing with family and friends with the Very Cold Duck Ski Club and bowling at the Hardin Community Center.

Beverly was employed at the Hardin Clinic for many years until Jack decided on a career change and they moved to Miles City.  Upon Jack’s retirement from the Miles City Golf Course, they moved to Bozeman and Jack begin working for Gary at Valley View Golf Course.  Bev and Jack became avid Bobcat fans and never missed a home football game.

She is survived by her husband, Jack and two children Cheri (Ardis) and Gary (Kim).  Her grandchildren Jason (Breezy) Uffelman, Kirsten (Dan) Willoughby, Chad (Stephanie) Uffelman, Brielle (Tanner) Oldenberger, Maggie (Trevin) Anderson, Erika Colstad and great grandchildren Katelyn, Wyatt and Wil Uffelman, Koy and Cooper Willoughby, Olivia Uffleman, Kane and Nash Oldenberger, Emery Anderson and several nieces, nephews and very special friends.

A very special thank you to Spring Creek Inn Memory Care facility for their wonderful care the past two years.

Services will be Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 11:00 AM at the Bullis Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Big Horn County Historical Museum, Alzheimer Foundation or organization of one’s choice.

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