Loren Francis Brewer

December 22, 1927 - March 16, 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Loren Francis Brewer 91, passed away at the Pioneer Medical Center on March 16 surrounded by loved ones.

Loren was born in Camp Crook, South Dakota, December 22, 1927. He was the son of Harry and Mabel Brewer. The family moved to Montana when Loren was nine years old. He spent most of his childhood on their ranch on the West Boulder raising cattle and horses.

Loren married Suzanne Senter in 1946. Together they had two children Linda and Larry. They lived on the West Boulder Ranch where he helped his dad with the livestock along with the sawmill they operated on the ranch. Later he and Suzanne divorced.

Loren married Jessie Higgins in 1961. Together they started their own trucking business. In the mid ‘80s he and Jessie moved to Arizona. During their time in Arizona, Loren became the part owner and operator of Turquoise Valley Golf Course. Jessie passed away in 1996.

In 1996 Loren married Betty Juhnke. They spent 22 wonderful years together. Every summer they brought their motorhome and horses up to Montana from Arizona. Loren and Betty enjoyed their summers in Montana and time with family. In 2017, due to health problems, they made their permanent home in the Shields Valley.

Loren was a true cowboy. He competed in rodeos starting at the age of 10. Calf roping and saddle bronc riding were his events but in later years it was team roping that really took hold. He traveled all over the country competing. In later years he enjoyed golf and a good game of cribbage or pitch. But one thing never changed and that was his love of horses. He had many great ones and he had an unmeasurable bond with them all.

Loren is proceeded in death by his parents, his half-brother Roland, Jessie and step son Warren White.

He is survived by his wife Betty, daughter Linda (Tom) Larson, son Larry (Kelli) Brewer of Big Timber, step children Debbie (Brad) Palmer of Livingston, Ron (June) Juhnke of Boise, Idaho and Larry (Barb) Juhnke of Bend, Oregon. Loren leaves behind numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, two nieces and one nephew.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association, Sweet Grass Cancer Alliance of Big Timber or Heart and Hand Hospice of Big Timber.

Cremation has taken place. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 23 at the Evangelical Church on the corner of Third and Bramble. Interment will be at a later date.