Francine Alice Beach

Francine Alice Beach, 49, passed Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at Benefis Healthcare after a massive stroke.Services were held Tuesday, March 30, at Whitted Funeral Chapel in Shelby, Mont.

Francine was born Dec. 28, 1971, in Conrad, Mont., to Donley and Darlene (Porter) Beach. She lived most of her life in Shelby, where she attended grade school and graduated from Shelby High School in 1990. After high school she attended Rocky Mountain College of Art Design in Denver for a few months.

Francine came back to Shelby and worked at Town Pump until her first son, Bryon, was born in November 1991. In December 1993 her second son, Christopher, was born.

In 1998 Francine, her family and her sister, Heidi, moved to Louisiana until 1999. Eventually they moved back to Shelby and Francine worked at Taco Bell until the restaurant’s closing. She began working at the convenience store now known as Noon’s.

Francine suffered from migraines from an early age and was on disability after fighting for years with pain. Francine enjoyed drawing, reading and crocheting blankets, potholders and more. She loved her family and traveling to the mountains. Francine was an active member of the VFW Auxiliary 2484 and loved helping people.

Survivors include her boyfriend of almost 30 years, Dick Miller; her sons, Bryon and Christopher Miller; Bryon’s twins, Rainbow and Michael; father, Donley Beach; brothers, Lester (Anna) Beach and James Beach; sister, Heidi Beach (Robert Bleecker Jr); many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Darlene; all her grandparents and two uncles.

She was our heart and the light of our lives. She will be truly missed.

Condolences can be made to Francine’s memorial page at