Beulah Mae Dorman, age 96, passed away Sept. 14, 2023 in Billings, Montanal.
Beulah was born in Liberty, Missouri to George and Georgia Roberts on Dec. 3, 1926. She grew up and attended school in Mason City, Nebraska. On Dec. 7, 1943, she married Duane Dorman in Broken Bow, Nebraska. They eventually moved to Powell, Wyoming where they bought a small farm in 1946 in the Willwood area south of Powell.
As the family grew over the next few years they sold the Willwood farm and purchased a farm north of Powell in 1954. At that time Duane started a new job with Elk Basin gas plant. Beulah was kept very busy as the mother of five children and as they also kept farming for several more years. As her children got older, she took on a job outside the home working for Sawyers grocery store for a number of years. She was well known for the wonderful food she prepared for her family and guests. She was also very talented musically. She taught herself how to play the organ, the accordion and the keyboard. She loved religious music and spent many hours playing and enjoying music.
Upon retirement, Beulah and Duane split their time between Powell and Yuma, Arizona. They spent 24 years in Yuma and met many good friends there. They enjoyed traveling and spent a lot of time in retirement traveling across the country in their motorhome. Beulah also enjoyed boating, fishing and riding with Duane on their Honda Goldwing motorcycle.
Beulah loved her children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Family was very important to her. She was always inquiring as to what “the kids” were doing.
She will be remembered as a loving, caring mom who thought the world of her family and was so very proud of each and every one of them. In her final days she expressed how wonderful it was to have all her family around her and how much she loved each one of them. She said many times, “I’ve had a pretty good life.”
She was preceded in death by her husband Duane Dorman, son Jerry Dorman, daughter-in-law Kim Dorman, great-grandson Tommy Dorman, grandson, Riley Goldie, parents George and Georgia Roberts, her sisters Martha Davis, Mary Royal, Lucille Peterson and her brother Archie Roberts.
Beulah is survived by her sons; Steven Dorman (Lanae), Rick Dorman (Pixie), Jim Dorman (D’Arlyne) and daughter Jolene Sharbono (Chet). She is also survived by her 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren, and by a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held to celebrate Beulah’s life on Sept. 19, 2023, at Thompson Funeral Home And Cremation Services located at 111 W 3rd St., Powell, Wyoming. The service will begin at 2 p.m.
Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.
For further information regarding the services or to leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit Thompson Funeral Home And Cremation Services’ website.