Douglas Deans

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January 22, 1952 – September 9, 2019

Douglas W. Deans, 68, of Billings, MT passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 at a Billings hospital.

Visitation will start at noon followed by a Service of Remembrance at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Prince of Peace Chapel of Evanson-Jensen Funeral Homes in Lemmon. Rev. Florence Hoff will officiate and a time of fellowship and refreshments will follow at the funeral home.

Douglas Wayne Deans was born July 27, 1951 at Ekalaka, MT to Harold and Marie (Hill) Deans, joining three older brothers. The family moved later that year to a ranch near Gopher, north of Isabel.

At the age of 5 he welcomed sister Jeannie to the family. Doug attended Tip-Top School at Gopher through 6th grade, and after the family moved to the ranch at Keldron he attended two years at Thunder Hawk. He graduated in 1969 from Lemmon High School.

Doug married Jeanette Corcoran after graduation and they welcomed a daughter Kimberly the following year. He worked in Billings as a truck driver for Jeanette’s uncle for a time, and later went to barber school and worked as a hair stylist in Tacoma, WA and later in Sedona, AZ. He moved back to the ranch at Keldron, and lived there until moving to Lemmon in 2008. Doug was first and foremost an artist and over the years painted pictures and worked in wood sculpting. He created some beautiful artistic pieces that his family will always treasure. Due to kidney failure in 2015 he moved to Billings to begin dialysis and be near his daughter and grandchildren.

He is survived by a daughter, Kimberly (John) Erbacher; four grandchildren, Emily, Josh, Zac and Ben of Billings; four siblings, Dennis (Janet) Deans, Santa Clarita, CA, Bill Deans, Rapid City, Joe (Myrna) Deans, Lemmon, and Jeannie (Calvin) Ericsson, Lemmon; three aunts, Loretta (Hill) Buckles, Rapid City, Linda Deans, Santa Ana, CA, and Kay Hill, Sacramento, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Harold and Marie Deans, his grandparents, numerous uncles and aunts. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

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