Our beloved Rebecca Jo Volkman, 58, passed peacefully through the gates of heaven on Wednesday, Oct.27, 2010. Becky was born on July 13, 1952, in Harlowton to Arthur and Cherie Bolick. She attended various elementary schools in Montana and Washington and graduated from Bellingham High School in Bellingham, Wash. She married the love of her life on April 10, 1976, in Great Falls.
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Throughout her adult life, she was very active in her community and did extensive work with the Belgrade Jaycee club and the chamber of commerce. She loved spending family time camping in the mountains or relaxing on the beach. Some of her favorite things to do were shopping and collecting pottery, Santas and shoes.
She is survived by her husband, Maurice (Mo) Volkman Jr.; son, Arthur Lee (Brandy Salinas) Volkman, U.S. Navy; daughter, Jolyn Volkman (Mark) Music; sisters, Cherie Lyn (Brad) Keen and Kimberly (Kevin) Linaman; granddaughters, Tarah, Brianna, Paige and Loreli; numerous nieces and nephews; and her first great-grandchild due in May. She was preceded in death by both of her parents and her grandparents.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a fund in her name at Valley Bank of Belgrade.
A celebration of life will be held at the Church of Christ in Belgrade, 909 S. Nevada, on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at 1 p.m. A reception will follow the service.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. www.dokkennelson.com
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Oct. 31, 2010