Former Jackson resident Eileen Mae Allen, of Three Forks, Montana, died peacefully in her sleep April 9. She was 85.
Her family provided the following.
Eileen was born to Gerald Allen and Millicent Terry Allen on Aug. 26, 1933, and graduated in 1951 from Three Forks High School. She married Donald Beebe shortly thereafter.
Eileen’s passion was homemaking and the United Methodist Church in Three Forks, where she was a member since her youth. She was devoted to the church mission and served it in multiple capacities. Eileen lived her life illustrating her belief that faith and good works belong together. Her faith inspired her service to her family and the community.
As her children grew, Eileen became involved with Avon and Fashions West, which she co-owned with Joan Dorsey. She enjoyed baking, sewing, painting ceramics and crafting.
In 2016 Eileen moved to Jackson with her daughter Sheila, grandson Colter and five pets. Her days were filled with constant companionship of family, pets and caregivers. Eileen’s last years were blessed with kind and kindred spirits who provided her with exceptional care.
Eileen is survived by children Debra Bentley, of Boise, Idaho, Larry Beebe, of Helena, Montana, Sheila Beebe-Sanders, of Jackson, and Cynthia Davis, of Belgrade, Montana; grandchildren Angela Roundtree, Jeremy Bentley, Joshua Bentley, Michelle Ferguson, Alex Davis, Ryan Davis and Colter Sanders. Eileen also leaves behind great-grandchild Matthew Ulrich and great-great-grandsons Westley and William Ulrich.
She treasured the friends she leaves behind in the Three Forks community, particularly her lifelong friend, Bobbie Peccia. The family is grateful to these special people. Eileen’s mischievous and loving spirit will be missed by all.
A celebration of life will be held at the Three Forks United Methodist Church at a later date, and Eileen will be laid to rest at the Headwaters Cemetery. For information contact Sheila at email@example.com or write to P.O. Box 8575, Jackson, WY 83002. Condolences may be left for the family at ValleyMortuaryJackson.com.