Dorothy Edna Nitz
Born: Aug 29, 1927
Died: Jan 07, 2015
Our mom, grandmother and friend Dorothy Edna (Bebee) Nitz has passed to meet her husband of nearly 70 years on January 7, 2014. A service will be held at a later time. Arrangements have been made with Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.
Dorothy was born to Byron and Georgie Bebee on August 29th, 1927. She spent some of her childhood in Red Lodge until they moved to Cree Crossing east of Malta. There she learned to drive a team of horses on occasion, milk cows and do whatever else was asked of a farm kid.
She married Raymond Nitz at her parent’s home at Cree Crossing on November 18, 1944. In 1945 she had her first child Georgia and in 1948 her second child Larry. She also took a number of our young cousins under her wing throughout our growing up years.
Dorothy worked a number of jobs from raising chickens to working in a store. But first and foremost she was a homemaker.
She and Raymond worked and lived in Malta until the late 1950’s when they moved to Havre. From there they moved to Hingham where they owned and operated the Hingham Grocery and later lived north of Hingham where Raymond worked for various farmers. Then on to Great Falls for a few years and then returning to Havre. Their past 4 years were spent at the Northern Montana Care Center.
Dorothy is survived by her two children Georgia (Allen) Chinadle and Larry (Linda) Nitz, 4 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and her brother Henry Bebee and sister Lois Emanuelson.
Edwards Funeral Home ♦ 500 Indiana Street, Chinook, MT 59523 ♦ 406-357-2529