Robert D. Beatty passed away in Billings on January 13, 2018. He was 88 years old. Bob was born on July 1, 1929, to Clyde and Inez (Farnham) Beatty in Great Falls. After high school, Bob enlisted in the Navy and was honorably discharged in 1948. In November 1959, he married Mary Ann Mortensen in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. They later divorced. They had 3 children, Mike, Mark and Kris. During their marriage, the family lived in numerous places, including Arizona, Wisconsin, California and then back to Montana in 1976.
In the early 90’s, Bob moved to Billings where he lived up until his passing. This allowed him time to spend with his 5 grandchildren as they were growing up.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and 6 siblings. He is survived by his 3 children, Mike (Kim) Beatty, Mark (Lora) Beatty of Billings and Kris Beatty of Great Falls. He also is survived by his 5 grandchildren Josh (Jessica) Beatty of San Diego, California, Jessica (Thane) Johnson, Hannah Beatty, Tyler (Karense) Beatty and Sarah Beatty all of Billings, his ex-wife Mary Beatty of Great Falls and many nieces and nephews.