Beulah L Nellis Price Childs, 91 of Libby

Beulah L. Nellis Price Childs passed away on Feb. 10, 2018 with her family at her side in her daughters’ home in Libby. She was born Jan. 16, 1927 in Baker City, Ore-gon to Winifred and Inez Nellis. At a young age she moved with her parents, two sisters and one broth-er to Rexford, Mont. locat-ing in the Pinkham Creek area. Beulah was educated in the Libby Public School Systems.
Beulah worked for a time at the Old Hi-Note Cafe on Mineral Avenue and later when her chil-dren were young adults, she worked at Janet’s May Tag Launder Mat. She met George R. Price through her work at the High-Note Cafe and they were mar-ried on Feb. 16, 1946.
To George and Beulah were born two children, Nancy Carol (Curly) and William Winfred (Smokey).
When daughter Nancy was just three weeks old, George and Beulah moved to Spokane in 1950 where George had joined the U. S. Air Force, serving many years. During Beulah’s time in Spokane, she was a stay-at-home Mom tak-ing care of her husband and daughter Nancy, and son, Bill.
In 1967 George and Beulah decided to come back to Montana. Those years prior to George’s passing in 1984, Beulah and her family spent their leisure time camping, fish-ing, and cutting Christmas trees. They were avid Square Dancers. Beulah was very active for over 20 years volunteering time in The Libby Chris-tian Church Mission Store.
Young children and friends throughout Beu-lah’s life had difficulty saying her name, so Beu-lah was given another name: the name of Pee-wee. The name stuck with Beulah for the rest of her life. She never had an ene-my, was not the type of person to engage in any negative or mean behav-iors. She loved all and was loved by all who met her. She loved, and was loved by two very fine gentle-men and was loved and respected by two very fine families. She will be missed.
Beulah was preceded in death by her first hus-band, George R. Price in 1984 and her second, Ro-land “Rolly” Childs in 2014; her sisters, Ilene VanDeVanter and Freda-Tiffany; and by her broth-er, Marvin Nellis.
Beulah is survived by her daughter, Nancy Gab (husband Tom), of Libby; her son, William “Bill” Price (wife Midge) of Ku-na, Idaho; step-children Mike Childs (wife Dianne), of Condon, Mont.; Leslie Spain (husband Bruce) of Ferndale, Wash.; and Bon-nie Schultz (husband John); many grandchil-dren and great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson; and also by many nieces and nephews. She loved them all; and they all loved her.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. at Libby Christian Church on Satur-day, Feb. 17 with Pastor Phil Alspaw, officiating. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg and Vial Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.schnacken