Kim Cleasby Beeler, 51 of Billings, passed away November 23, 2008 at St. Vincent Healthcare. She was born in Eau Claire, WI on June 13, 1957 to Beth Batten and Buzz Cleasby. She moved to Billings in the 60’s and graduated from West High and went on to attend Eastern Montana College. She enjoyed family and adored her children. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren. Kim found strength in friendships and pleasure in reading.
Kim is survived by her children, Autumn Kring (Kyle), Ashleigh George ( Mike) and Matthew Beeler; her mother Beth Batten (Stepdad Dean Batten); brothers Tom Cleasby (Roxie), Mark Cleasby and Steve Cleasby; sisters Karrie Cleasby and Zoe Smith; grandchildren Jasmyne, Michaelah, Jameson, Alex, Michenna, Kolby and Adyson; her companion Nick Herring; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Kim was preceded in death by her son Zachary Beeler; father Buzz Cleasby and maternal grandparents.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary.
Autumn, Ashleigh and Families,
Please know that we are thinking of you during this very difficult time and you are all in our prayers. -The Lambert’s
Dear Ashleigh, Autumn and family,
We are shocked and saddened to hear about the death of your Grandpa, and now your Mom. Please know that you are in our thoughts during this difficult time, and are always here if you need anything.
Frank, Michelle, Halee and Ashlee Ibach
I only knew Kim a very short time, but was happy to have helped her during that time. My thoughts are with your family.
Valerie Oxford, Housing Authority
Dear Karrie and family;
I’m saddened to here that not only your father passed away, but now your sister too. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Please give me a call sometime I’ll always be here.
Jodi Rae (Brabury) Montoya and Family
Dear Autumn and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Kim was such a kind and sweet soul. I only wish there were some way that we could have reached her. I always will have fond memories of your mother… her and I were always good friends. Her and your Grandpa are in heaven together now.
Autumn and Ashleigh,
I was your neighbor when you were small. You gave my Son Craig a cat that we had for many years.
I was saddened to see your Mother left this earth so young. When Zachary was a newborn she proudly brought his over for a visit (along with the two of you).
The statistics are that very few marriages survive the death of a child and to see your parents sobbing so at the funeral was just heart wrenching.
I know Kim is happy to be reunited with her child that she lost so young. I am sure she misses you three that she had to leave behind.
To say she adored her children in the obituary is so fitting because she really had a Mother’s heart.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Becky Benedict Spencer
I was saddened to hear of Kim’s passing.
I knew Kim and her Brother, Mark when we were attending Billings West High School.
Kim always had a smile to share with others and a very kind and generous heart.
She will be missed.
Tara Lee Holwegner-Bertucci
Billings West Class of 1975