Ethel Kathleen “Tinkerbell” Belgarde, 65, of Great Falls, passed away suddenly of natural causes on Monday, August 31, 2020. A Vigil will be held Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 6:00 PM in the Rose Room Chapel at Croxford Funeral Home. Her Funeral Service will be on Wednesday, September 9th at 11:00 AM at Croxford Funeral Home followed by Burial at Mount Olivet.
Ethel was born March 9, 1955 in Great Falls, MT to George Falcon and Emily Falcon-Lamere. She grew up in Great Falls, attending Franklin Elementary and West Jr. High School. She worked at UPS and worked as a firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service, as well as various other jobs in Great Falls and Billings.
Tinker raised Brittany Belgarde, Theodore Brien and Dominic Brien and had a very special bond with her great-granddaughter, Aiyanna Rodriguez.
Tinker loved the outdoors, camping and fishing. She loved spending time with her boys and grandchildren. She also liked bingo, listening to music and concerts.
She is survived by her two sons, Alvin and Elton Belgarde of Great Falls; brothers, Punkie Falcon of Great Falls, Ray (Jackie) Lamere of Havre; Jack Striker of Rocky Boy; sisters, Charlotte Lamere, Carol Lamere, Annette Lamere, “Victoria Lamere”, “Gail Lamere”, all of Billings, MT,, “Peggy Morsette” and “Ann Falcon Geaudry” of Great Falls; grandchildren, Sara, Brittany, Felipe Rodriguez, Brandon, E.J., Leo, Cruze, Brianna, Shayla; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John; son, Sun Belgarde; father, George Falcon; mother, Emily Falcon-Lamere; dad, Thomas Lamere; brothers, Curtis and Eddy; sister, Susie Gross.
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