In memory of

Beverly C. Coleman

January 7, 1944 – August 7, 2010

Beverly Carol Didriksen Coleman passed away August 7, 2010 at her residence in Lincoln.

Bev was born January 7, 1944 in Lincoln, MT to Robert and Evelyn Didriksen. She lived in Lincoln her entire life other than a few years traveling with her husband, Al. Bev loved the outdoors and she enjoyed driving around the mountains. Bev sold Avon for quite a few years. She helped at Elections where she enjoyed talking to everybody that came in to vote. Bev loved watching her sons play sports. She kept score for Little League and Men’s softball, and she coached Babe Ruth for 2 years. She was willing to help anybody who needed it.

Bev follows her mother and father, Bob and Evelyn Didriksen; her grandparents, and aunts and uncles to be with the Lord. She is survived by her husband, Al Coleman of Lincoln; sons, Jeff (Carol) Coleman of Whitehall, Doug Coleman of San Jose, CA, and David Bowdish of Denver, CO; a sister, Linda (Ernie) Estrin; and many nephews, great nephews, and nieces.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 12, 2010 at the Lincoln Community United Methodist Church in Lincoln. Arrangements are under the care of Retz Funeral Home. To offer a condolence to Bev’s family or to share a memory of Bev, please visit


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  1. Phyllis Ward says

    So many fun times and so many wonderful memories!! We are proud to have grown up in the same town with her and been able to call her “friend”. We will miss you Bev and that wonderful sense of humor!!
    May God bless and comfort the family you have left behind and may you enjoy that reunion with your Mom and Dad.
    Love ya, Phyllis,Jack and David Ward, Carol and Myrna Wells

  2. May God strengthen, bless and encourage Bev’s family and friends. It is always those who are left behind who need this the most. Remember the good times.

    Bev was a good daughter, wife, mother and friend. I will remember her with fond memories of the good times and the sharing and love. I will see her again before long and look forward to that day. Until then…..

  3. Ron & LaVonne Olmsted says

    Al, We are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed getting to know you at David’s wedding and that will always be special for us. God’s peace to you and all your family. Our love, Ron & LaVonne

  4. Teresa Castagne says

    I am part of the blessed generation. You were there throughout all of my growing up years and into adulthood.
    What wonderful memories I will always have because of you.
    I will miss you and always love you.

    Teresa Castagne

    Al, Jeff, Doug and the entire family – I am so sorry for your loss.

  5. Stephanie Ellis Little Dog says

    I remember what a sense of humor Bev had when ever we went to Lincoln we always visited with her and her parents. She is my second cousin. I now she will be missed.

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