The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

William (Bill) Russell Beam, 87


April 25, 1935 - February 23, 2023

William (Bill) Russell Beam joined his daughters in heaven, on Tuesday, February 23, 2023. Bill was born in Willow Creek, Montana, on April 25, 1935, to Sara "Daisy" and Raymond Beam, the eighth of eight children.

He started school in Cardwell and graduated from Bozeman high school. He was a cowboy when he married Darlene Olive McLaughlin on June 6, 1954. Bill soon joined the Elevator Constructors Union and proudly worked for Otis for thirty years. He retired at Mammoth Montana and then worked as the only elevator inspector in Montana for seven years before retiring to the Mountain.

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