Cover photo for Francine Alice Beach's Obituary
1971 Francine 2021

Francine Alice Beach

December 28, 1971 — March 23, 2021


Francine Alice Beach, 49, passed Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Benefis Healthcare after a massive stroke.  Memorial services will be Tuesday, March 30, at 2pm at Whitted Funeral Chapel in Shelby.

Francine was born December 28, 1971 in Conrad to Donley and Darlene (Porter) Beach. She lived most of her life in Shelby where she attended grade school and graduated from Shelby High School in 1990. After high school she attended Rocky Mountain College of Art Design in Denver for a few months.

Francine came back to Shelby and worked at Town Pump until her first son, Bryon, was born in November 1991. In December 1993 her second son, Christopher, was born.

In 1998 Francine, her family, and sister, Heidi, moved to Louisiana until 1999. Eventually they moved back to Shelby and Francine worked at Taco Bell until the stores closing. She began working at the convenience store now known as Noon’s.

Francine suffered from migraines from an early age and was on disability after fighting for years with pain.

Francine enjoyed drawing, reading, and crocheting blankets, potholders, and more.  She loved her family and traveling to the mountains. Francine was an active member of the VFW Auxiliary 2484 and loved helping people.

Survivors include her boyfriend of almost 30 years, Dick Miller; her sons, Bryon and Christopher Miller; Bryon’s twins, Rainbow and Michael; father, Donley Beach; brothers Lester (Anna) Beach and James Beach; sister, Heidi (Robert Bleecker Jr) Beach; many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Darlene; all her grandparents; and two uncles.

She was our heart and the light of our lives. She will be truly missed.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Whitted Funeral Chapel, Shelby

225 6th Avenue South, Shelby, MT 59474

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