Elizabeth Jean (Ennis) Steingruber (1928 - 2012)

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Elizabeth Jean Steingruber (Ennis) was born May 29, 1928 in Spokane, Wash. Her parents were Gayle Matthews and Clarence Wooster Ennis of Three Forks. She passed at home in Idaho Falls on Jan. 15, 2012.

Beth was deeply devoted to her family. She was a committed mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She began life in the Gallatin Valley of Montana. She spent much of her early years between her families' home in Three Forks and her Grandmother Matthews' ranch outside Bozeman. She attended primary school at Three Forks and Fowler Schools. Beth attended her high school years at Three Forks and graduated from Powell County High School in 1946. She was a member of Rainbow Girls and the League of Women voters. Throughout her life she was an avid reader, lover of music and gardener. She enjoyed long talks over card games, around the camp fire and over tea.

She is survived by five children, Gayle Solomon (Polston), Eric Steingruber and wife, Robin, Carrie Jenkins and husband, Talley, Rebecca Steingruber, stepson, David Steingruber and wife, Pat, and son-in-law, Don Nimmick. Grandchildren, Brian Nimmick, Brent Nimmick, Barry Nimmick, Heather Poltson, Eric C. Steingruber, Kaden Steingruber, McKenzie Steingruber, Ta'Lynn Jenkins, Rob Steingruber and Ryan Steingruber; as well as several great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Beth was preceded in death by both parents, spouses, Wayne Poltson and John Steingruber; son, David Poltson; and son-in-law, Rick Solomon.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. March 31 at Mount Green Cemetery in Willow Creek. The family suggests that memorials be made to the or the .
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Mar. 25, 2012
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