Evonne Bernei Altman

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
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Evonne Bernei Altman went to be with our Lord and Savior on July 5, 2021 surrounded by her family.

Evonne was born in Christine, North Dakota on July 24, 1934. In 1955 she married into military life with Carl Calhoun Jr. They had three children, Carla, Rob and Carey Calhoun. She was widowed in 1964.

On January 22, 1966, she married the love of her life, Thomas Altman. Tom adored his “darlin” and called her a “sweetheart deluxe.” They had a special kind of love together. Tom and Evonne moved from Billings and purchased a farm in 1968. They eventually bought the family ranch in 1995 and made it their home. They had two children, Clint and Carol.

Evonne and Tom were members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Laurel, Montana since 1972.

Evonne took great pride in being a homemaker and always put her family first. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were her pride and joy.

She cherished working in her yard, taking care of her flowers and her garden. She also enjoyed playing pinochle with her ladies card group and her family.

Her Norwegian family history and traditions also meant a lot to her.

She looked forward to their daily morning outing for coffee, breakfast and social hour. It created many lasting relationships.

Evonne was a woman of few words but her grace, style, and personality lit up and brought warmth and love everywhere she went.

She was the rock of the family and the glue that held them all together through the good times and the hardships.

Evonne was preceded in death by her parents Art and Esther Brunsvold; her two brothers Homer and Ken Brunsvold; two of her children, Rob Calhoun and Carla Amerson; and grandson Cody Calhoun.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Tom Altman; children Carey Calhoun; daughter-in-law Julie Myers (daughters Emily and Brooke); Carol Altman (daughter Erin); Clint Altman and wife Michelle; daughter-in-law Lorrie Calhoun Krell (sons Eric and Matthew); granddaughter Rebecca (Jimmy), 13 great grandchildren, and numerous others that called her grandma.

She was loved and adored by so many. We will greatly miss her until we meet again.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 20 at 10 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Laurel, with a reception following at the Elks Lodge, 934 Lewis Ave., Billings, Montana.

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