Virginia Bea McLaughlin
1923 — 2021
Virginia Bea Mclaughlin passed away Monday morning, April 12, 2021, at Spring Creek Inn. Bea was born in Moundville, Missouri, on December 21, 1923 to Austin S. Brown and Addie Mabel Gillispie Brown. She was 97 years young. Bea was 6 years old when her father, who was a Civil War Veteran, passed away. At the age of 13 she and her mother moved to Bozeman, to join other family members. She graduated from Gallatin County High School in 1941. Bea married the love of her life, Leo Mclaughlin, on June 3, 1940. Their union produced three sons, Tom, Jim, and Jerry. Bea was a stay-a-home mom until she went to work as a cashier at J.C. Penney Company in January 1961. She worked there until she...