Inez May Hecox, 84, passed away in her son's home north of Bozeman on July 2, 2009. Inez was born Nov. 11, 1924, in Belgrade to Oscar and Elnora (Kinsey) Coleman.
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She graduated from Belgrade High School and then worked for an accountant in Bozeman for 5 years.
She met Wallace Gowen Hecox and later married him on Sept. 24, 1947. They farmed together on Foster Creek then moved to the family homestead on Springhill Road. They were blessed with three children, Charles, Richard and Mary Kay.
Inez was a Cub Scout leader and an active member of the DAR for over 20 years, serving as treasurer for many of those years. She had a passion for genealogy and spent many hours researching her family history and the history of anyone who asked for her help. She loved gardening and yard work.
She was preceded in death by her husband Wallace, sister Juanita Bolle, and her parents. She is survived by her son Charles, son and daughter-in-law Richard and Reneé, daughter Mary Kay, and grandson Zachary, all of Belgrade, five nieces, Nancy Bolle and Pam (Ron) Snell of Belgrade, Anita (Donald) Reynolds of Molt, Patricia (Robert) Johnson of Laurel, and Juanita (Dwayne) Pechia of Choteau, nephew Ted Bolle of San Diego, Calif., and many grandnieces and nephews.
There will be a Celebration of Inez's Life at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at Dahl Funeral Chapel, followed by interment in Sunset Hills Cemetery.
The family asks that memorial contributions be sent to the Pioneer Museum, 317 W. Main St., Bozeman, MT 59715.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dahlcares.com.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on July 5, 2009