Betty Brand

1948 – 2014


Betty Brand, 86, left our world the morning of May 30. Betty was born April 14, 1928, in Deer Lodge, to William and Margaret Thompson. 

On November 20, 1948, she married Joe Brand, in Deer Lodge. Together they raised three daughters: Dianne; Caryn; and Pam.

Betty was preceded in death by: her husband, Joe Brand; daughter Pam Kowalski; and brothers Jim Thompson and Bill Thompson. 

Loved ones left behind include: daughters Dianne (Gary) Howey, of Hinsdale; Caryn (Roger) Pelletier, of Dillon; son-in-law Alex Kowalski, of Lake Forest Park, WA; brother Jack Thompson, of Deer Lodge; sister Dorothy Ann (Steve) O’Hare, of Albany OR; grandchildren  Ryan Howey, Tanya Linn, Ali Pelletier and Madison Kowalski; and great-grandchildren Spencer, Karson, Tucker and Savannah.

Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Deer Lodge. 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Dillon’s YMCA Children’s Summer Camp.