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Harry Belden

Harry Belden
Born: Oct 02, 1928
Died: Mar 15, 2015


Late Sunday, March 15, 2015, Harry Belden, 86, left us to join his wife Dorthy, and son Curt, in Heaven. He succumbed to a short battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 23, 2015 at the 11:00 am at the Harlem Yoked Parish in Harlem. Arrangements have been made with Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook. Condolences may be left for the family at www.edwardsfuneralhomemt.com.
 
Harry S. Belden was born October 2, 1928, the youngest of Clarke E. and Luella (Heim) Belden’s six children. He was raised on the family homestead near the central Montana town of Buffalo. He attended school in Buffalo and graduated in the class of 1946. That fall he began classes at Montana State College in Bozeman. He met his wife Dorthy at a dance during his senior year. They were married May 12, 1951, in Chinook. They made their home on the family ranch and began their family.
 
In 1956, they moved to the Harlem area and began working for Pitch Brothers. They purchased a farm/ranch near Hogeland in 1960 and settled in to raise their five children, Polled Hereford cattle and some dry land crops. 
 
Harry was an active member of the Harlem Lions club, the Seed Show committee and during the late 1970’s served on the school board. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and served as a deacon and on several committees.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife Dorthy, son Curtis, his parents, and his four sisters, Charlotte Coulter, Pat Beck, Betty Burch and Frances Lott. 
He is survived by his daughters: Cathy (Mrs. Robert) Johnson, Bonni Belden, Ann (Mrs. Jeff) Super, and Jannel Okeson, and his brother Bill (Roberta) Belden of Moore.  He also leaves 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. 
 

Public Guest Book

Mar 20th
Coulter Families
Thinking of all of you, keep your memories close.
Mar 22nd
Kerri Wall Westgard
So sorry for your loss
Mar 22nd
Judy and Mike Hayworth
Bonnie, we are so sad to learn of your father's death. I liked being able to meet him and our short visit. I know he raised great kids. We are so sorry for your losses this year, dear friend. Lots of love, Judy and Mike
Mar 25th
Neal and Jo Johnson
Our condolence to you all. The Belden family has had a lot to deal with this past year. We are thinking of you all.
Mar 26th
Ann Kuntz
Dear Cathy, Bonnie, Ann, and Jannel
So very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You guys have had so much to deal with in such a short time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Richard & Ann Kuntz
 

 

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