Gerald Lynn Beason
October 18, 2023
Gerald Lynn Beason, age 74, of Lindsay, Montana passed away on October 5, 2023.
Gerald Lynn Beason was born July 15, 1949, the third son of Mae and Tex Beason. He spent his early childhood with his family on a small cattle ranch along Prairie Elk Creek in north central McCone County where he learned to love and respect nature and its wildlife.
Lynn, the name used, because his Grandpa Beason wasn't fond of the name Gerald, had just started 1st grade at the Prairie Elk School in the fall of 1955. When his dad Tex died in a tragic farm accident, Mae and her three sons were left with no choice but to move to Circle where she could find employment to support herself and her family.
Lynn graduated from Circle High School in the spring of 1967. He was drafted into the U.S. Army after his graduation and trained as a helicopter mechanic. He was deployed to Vietnam where he completed his two-year obligation of duty. After his discharge, Lynn enrolled in an aviation mechanics training program in Denver, Colorado. He was hired as a service tech by a mineral exploration company that was using helicopters for arial exploration in southern Alaska. He found the cold and wet climate of the Juno area quite uncomfortable, so he moved back to the Circle area, where he purchased the Brockway Bar, which he operated until fire destroyed the business. Lynn then rebuilt his establishment after buying a more visible property site located along side U.S. Highway 200. He called his new place the Iron – J and continued to do business there for several more years. When Lynn sold his bar, he began doing small construction projects as a building contractor around Circle. As more years passed, working in construction began to take its toll on his knees and ankles, so he decided to find an easier venture. Lynn found the perfect position as a caretaker for an isolated homestead property not far from his hometown. He remained there enjoying the tranquility and beauty of this place until his death. While living on the homestead, Lynn raised chickens and garden produce. He would bring his eggs and vegetables to Circle where he donated them to the Circle Senior Center. This was typical of his kind and generous nature. He was always willing to help if any of his friends or neighbors needed it. He loved the outdoor life and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Lynn was proceeded in death by his grandparents Ruth and Henry Beason, his mom Mae Beason-Morin, his dad Edgar (Tex) Beason and stepfather Joe Morin. Surviving family members include his brother Bob, niece Andrea and nephews Aaron and Kurt; his brother Ron, nieces Kathy and Kristy and nephew Scott and numerous cousins. He also left behind two beloved pets, 15 year old Molly and 3 year old Happy.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 13, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Circle. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Riverview Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: http://www.stevensonandsons.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Circle Senior Center.