Pearl Lucille Bleth Hartman Ayers

Our loving mother Pearl Lucille Bleth Hartman Ayers, left us to be with our loving Jesus on  Aug. 8, 2017 at the age of 98. Lucille was born on June 3, 1919 to John J. and Pearl  (Lawellin) Beth at the homestead in the Crazy Mountains on Bennett Creek. Growing up she lived on the family farm on Fall Creek and eventually the family moved to town in Livingston.

Being the second daughter of four girls they became known as the Bleth girls. A young man, Max Hartman asked her hand in marriage and they began their life together.  Moving around took them to Cook City, Portland, Oregon and Billings. During this time they brought into this union three children. At an early age Max passed away due to illness. Lucille moved to Livingston where she met her  second husband Clarence Ayers and they ran the midway garage on the end of E Street. Many years later Clarence left her due to his illness, from there she moved to Clyde Park to be close to son and daughter. Later she and her daughter moved to Glendive, to live on the Cracker Box farm with her other daughter.  She lived there until her time was called.  

Lucille loved spending time with her family, camping in the Shields River, she was quite a fisherwoman and many times would have her limit in a short time. She also loved her flowers and spending many hours in her flower beds, also was an avid embroiderer. She was an excellent candy and dessert cook, taking pleasure in giving her goodies to family and friends. Her main pleasure was her love and relationship with the Lord. She studied the Bible and looked forward to His coming. Once was asked of her,” what is your secret to longevity”, instantly her reply was “Jesus.” In the ppring when lambing season would start,  her favorite thing was to love her new born babies and would always say, ”These are Jesus little lambs.”  Mama loved and cherished her family and friends.  

She is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Don) Jarvis; Maxie Hartman Young of Glendive; daughter-in-law Alice Hartman of Clyde Park; Linda Ayers Oyma of Churchhill Montana; grandchildren Paul (Kim) Jarvis of Rapid City, South Dakota; Desiree (Tracy) Gackle of Brockway, Montana; John (Melanie) Hartman of Oklahoma; Jeremiah Hartman of Livingston; Wayne (Connie) Ayers of Nevada; Blaine (Gretchen) Ayers of Wyoming; as well as five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents John and Pearl Bleth; husbands Max Hartman and Clarence Ayers; son John Max Hartman; as well as her siblings, Nellie (Jim) Brand; Margaret (Bernard) Allen; Bertha (Jim) Cope; and John L. (Jean) Bleth.  

Her final resting will be at Short Hill Cemetery with graveside service at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.  There will be a viewing at the Allen Ranch in Paradise Valley, starting at 10 a.m. Monday morning, after the service. Come and join family and friends at the Allen Ranch for potluck and reminiscing.