In 1945, at the age of 18, she married Frank J. Machler, Jr., where she joined his family on the Machler’s cattle and sheep ranch, on the Goulding Creek outside of Roundup, MT. Her husband passed away in 1969; however, she spent the rest of her 75 years on the ranch and joked about how the postal service had changed her address four times and she had not ever left the place. She will always be remembered for her quick smile, laughter, and gentle sense of humor. The grandchildren were kept transfixed by her rich and in-depth stories of the adventures of her life on the ranch.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents: George Evans and Carol Mattice Evans; husband; all siblings, including: brothers John and George Evans; sisters Natalie Popovich and Latitia Crabtree-Wilce; son Frank Joseph III, and daughter Janell.
Survivors include her children: Stephen Machler, Lynette Beres, and Lissa Machler; grandchildren: Frank Joseph Machler IV, Seth Machler, Sarah Killorn, Michael Machler and Jordan Machler; Shane Beres, Michael Beres and Nickolaus Beres; niece, Pat, with whom she grew up.
Cremation has taken place. Her family and friends will celebrate her life with a graveside service at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 19th at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 1704 Central Avenue, Billings, MT.
Many Blessings, Momma. Love you dearly.
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