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Early morning December 25, 2016 our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and beloved wife, Darlene LaVonne DuBeau Gilmore, passed peacefully to rest eternally after a hard fought battle against cancer. Darlene was born to Elsie and Clarence Lind on August 24th, 1938 in Glasgow, Mont. Later, the family grew with the addition of a brother, Ronald Lind, and a sister, Marla Lind Styren (Gary).

    Darlene devoted her life to her family and loved them deeply. She married at an early age to Edward Lee DuBeau and brought three children into this world, Debra Ann DuBeau of Dodson, Mont., Douglas Lee DuBeau of Joliet Mont., and Cheri Lee DuBeau Carlson (Jeff) of Columbia Falls, Mont. They had many adventures together over 27 years including a move to New Mexico for 23 years. The love for their home in Montana brought them back in 1980.

    The last 35 years were spent in a loving and devoted relationship with Richard E. Gilmore of Dodson, Mont. They worked the ranch together, enjoying everything that ranch life provided. Darlene enjoyed all that life had to offer, including a good whiskey ditch and a lively two step around the dance floor. However, what she loved most of all were her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by Toby Fulp and Johanna Jenkins-Fulp of Los Angeles, Calif., Nikki and Tyler Garrett of Austin, TX, Stacy, Justin, Loran, Caitlyne, and Chelsie DuBeau all of Joliet, Mont., Zane and Barbie Gray of Malta, Mont., Jesse Gray of Malta, Mont., Pete and Cassidi Jacobson of Libby, Mont., Chancey and Tia Watson of Shepherd, Mont., Lacey Nelson of Billings, Mont. Her heart of hearts, though, were her great grandchildren, Sonny Jim Gray, Tomas Gray, Layton Jacobson, Josie Jacobson, Audrey Garrett, and soon to arrive River J. Fulp. We love you Gram!

    Darlene will also be missed by her extended family, nieces, nephews, and all grandchildren, Richard “Shep” and Julie Gilmore, Richene and Tom Boschee, Levi Gilmore, Crystallyn Rosman Heppner, Ryan Lind, Jackie and Karl Harms, and Emmett Harms, Corliss Nelson (Greg Nelson, deceased) and many more than can be mentioned. We also like to include her lifelong special friends Mary Kindle, Marilyn Abrahamson, and Elaine Vogt.

    Mom requested that no services be held. A celebration of life party is planned for Mother’s Day weekend, May 13 and 14, 2017 at the ranch in Dodson, Mont. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers please donate to Phillips County Ambulance


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From: Elaine vogt

My deepest sympathy to Darlene's family, especially kids, grandkids and great grandkids and Richard (always will be Don to me). I'm going to miss our Saturday morning visits on the phone. So glad Kathy and I got to see Darlene in July. Gonna miss you Darlene. Love you always!







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