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Beverly Ann Robison, 70

| May 18, 2023 12:00 AM

Beverly Ann (Jenkins) Robison, 70, surrounded by her family after a long fight against MS, went up to run with her angels on May 6.

She was born on June 28, 1952, in Chouteau to Richard and Mary Jenkins. She was the first baby born in the new Chouteau hospital.

She lived on the family farm in Fort Shaw and later moved to Bigfork, where she graduated from high school in 1970. While attending college at FVCC in Kalispell, she competed nationally on the famed Mountainettes track and field team, for which she was a hurdler and high jumper.

She met the love of her life, Ryan Robison, in 1972, and they were married in 1975. They went on to have three amazing children and raised them in Polson. She always had an open door and a hot meal for her kids' friends growing up.

Beverly was most happy outside, catching perch on the lake or boating. She was an avid slalom water skier and the best boat driver for tubing. She loved to watch her children and grandchildren at their various sporting events and was always one of their loudest fans. Perfectly decorated Christmas cookies and sweets were her specialty. When a family birthday rolled around, Grandma Bevy was the woman in charge of making the cake.

Ryan and Bev loved to go two-step and jitterbug dancing. Highly competitive, she hated to lose to Ryan in cribbage, or in any game for that matter. They played every night at dinner and always had a running bet.

Beverly was an inspiration to all with her mental strength during such a challenging illness. She fought for as long as she could to be with her beautiful family and so she could get to know her grandkids.

Bev is survived by her loving husband, Ryan Robison; her three children, David Robison (Ashlee), Darin Robison (Kati O’Toole), and Dana Springer (Cliff); and her grandchildren, Madeline, Mark, Cooper, Rowan, Ry, Beau and Harley.

She is also survived by her siblings, Beth Trent (Tim), Bonny Hanson (Lonny), Ted Jenkins (Cindy), and Jesse Wade (Jeff), and her many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A private ceremony for friends and family will be held this summer.