BOZEMAN — Patricia Jean Rearden Martin Beckedahl Courtney, 61, originally of Great Falls, who worked in group homes for the mentally disabled and had a master's degree in special education, died of cancer Wednesday, March 21, in Bellington Avenue Nursing Home in Bozeman.
No services are planned at this time. Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service and Crematory handled arrangements.
Pat was born Nov. 5, 1951, to Jerome and Eunice Rearden in Great Falls. She was raised in Eden on the family ranch with her five brothers and sisters, Dennis and John Rearden, and Michael McGlaughlin, and Sandra Tunison and Sharon Adams. She attended school in Sand Coulee.
She married James Martin. They lived in Great Falls, and Omak and Okanagan, Wash. While they were married, they had three daughters, Cari Winchell, Cristy Chadwick (James), and Cindy Martin.
She married Marvin Beckedahl. They had one daughter, Tiffany Beckedahl. She was also married to Kenneth Courtney. He passed away in 2006. She had eight grandchildren: Alexandria, James, Franklin, Treasura, T-Tony, Joel, Rhiannon and Brandy. She also had one great-grandchild, Gavin.
She loved to stay busy, working and taking care of her grandchildren. She will always be remembered for being a great sister, mother and friend.