Celebrating the life of Betty Jane (Pond) Timberman
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Betty Jane (Pond) Timberman was born April 18, 1921 in a log cabin in a box canyon 5 miles south of Musselshell, MT to parents Effie and Evert Pond. She passed away Sept. 20, 2016 at Sunflower Gardens Assisted Living in Roundup, MT.
She graduated from Musselshell High School in 1940, and married her high school sweetheart William K. “Shorty” Timberman on July 6, 1940 in Roundup.
Mom worked very hard all her life…mostly as a homemaker. She used a wash board, flat irons on a wood stove or kerosene 3 burner stove and stove top oven. Like most mothers of the day, she was an excellent cook. Often there was a pressure cooker on the stove after school and out would come a roast or ham with navy beans. Bread, cookies and pies were also abundant. Mom’s sister-in-law Boots was married to the head of the Montana Highway Patrol and they brought First Lady Betty Babcock to our house one night for dinner. Mom was a nervous wreck but all was well when Mrs. Babcock noticed the cook book she was using – “Recipes by First Lady Betty Babcock”!
Naturally, we will miss her but she leaves behind tons of memories, along with son William Earl Timberman, daughter Kathy Jane (Bryan) Adolph, sisters Patricia Pond Dukehart, Delores Pond Gibson, and Joy Pond Faver, grandchildren Mark Timberman, Terry Adolph, Valeri (Justin) Adolph Russell, and Brett Adolph, 8 great grandkids, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband Shorty, grandson Keith Timberman, daughter-in-law Florence Timberman, her parents, brothers Willie, Virgil, Dean and Aubry Pond and sisters Nellie Pond Treible, Opal Pond Brown and Ruby Pond Ellenwood.
Her wishes for only a graveside service will be honored on Sat. Sept 24, 2016 at 1:00 at the Musselshell Cemetery, followed by cookies and coffee at the Musselshell School. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Friends of the Musselshell School.
Mom, we know heaven is already more organized and cleaner since you arrived. Give Dad and Keith a hug and for goodness sake, rest now and quit polishing those Pearly Gates! They are clean enough!
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175 South Musselshell Road
Musselshell, MT 59059