Stevensville – Elizabeth Jane Hayward, born August 29, 1921, went to be with her savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the age of 91, dying of natural causes at the Living Center in Stevensville.
Elizabeth was born in Palisade, NE to Mabel and Floyd Miller. She married Kenneth Glen Hayward on November 28, 1938 near Palisade, NE. They had two children, Karen in 1940 and Richard in 1946.
She is survived by her son Richard and wife Beverly Hayward of Missoula; son-in-law John Frecks of Berthoud, CO; sisters-in-law Bertha Miller of California and Ardith Miller of Colorado; niece Marsha and husband Roy Huffman of Longmont, CO; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, some of whom considered her another grandmother.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth, daughter Karen Frecks, brothers Warren, Marion, Paul and Richard, sisters Evelyn Phillips and Doris Magorian, and granddaughter Haley Hayward.
She moved to Boulder, CO following the death of her husband. She was the assistant manager at Hatch’s Book Store and also later at Blue Mountain Arts in Boulder, CO.
Elizabeth had an early faith in Christ and a lifelong dedication to Him, including hosting preachers at their home in McCook, NE and fellowshipping at Palisade Bible Chapel in Boulder, CO. She attended the Boulder Bible Chapel for more than 40 years and finally the Stevensville Bible Chapel in Montana. She was a prayer warrior and worked as an active supporter of Bible Camp Elim in Colorado and set free prison ministries in Denver.
Her funeral will take place on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville with visitation just prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Stevensville Bible Chapel. She will be missed. Condolences and memories may be left for the family at www.whitesittfuneralhome.com.