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Obituary: Beulah A. (Bylsma) Erickson

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Beulah A. (Bylsma) Erickson stepped into the presence of Jesus on September 24, 2015, at age 89.

Beulah was born in Lynden, WA to Charles and Nancy Bylsma. She graduated from high school in Seattle at 16 and from Simpson Bible College at 19.  She married Harold Erickson in 1945 and moved to Montana.

She spent her lifetime mentoring women, as well as children's Bible clubs, and cooking for summer Bible camps and retreats. She loved playing the piano and organ for churches while she lived in Trego, Billings, Savage, Belgrade, Bigfork, and Casper, WY. She offered outstanding support for Harold in startup churches in Trego, MT and Belgrade, MT. She also worked fervently behind the scenes when Harold helped establish Dickey Lake Bible Camp, Yellowstone Alliance Bible Camp, several Christian radio stations, and Mountain Top Ministries.

Beulah is survived by six children, Joy (Steve) Stumbo, Elaine Erickson, Bruce (Ann) Erickson, Marvin (Deb) Erickson, Donna (Grant) McDowell, and Doris (John) Reese; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild; sister, Jeanne (Dave) Greene; and brother, Bud (Pattie) Bylsma. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brothers, Percy, Pat, Bernard, and Otto.

Memorials can be made to Mountain Top Ministries, 13705 Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Bozeman, MT 59718.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday, October 5 at 11:00 A.M. at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service in Bozeman.  A Committal Service and interment will be Tuesday, October 6 at 3:00 P.M. at Bigfork Community Cemetery in Bigfork.

Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service.  www.dokkennelson.com  

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