Jacqueline Lou Duxbury, age 65, of Butte, Montana, passed away on June 1, 2020. Jacqueline was born on August 7, 2020 to Elden Clarence “Doc” and Opal Ramey Beardslee in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jacqueline was raised and spent much of her life in Colorado Springs. She received her master’s degree in education with a minor in music and a minor in Marine Biology. On September 5, 1998, she married Rich Duxbury in Colorado Springs and moved with Rich to Butte, montana.
Jacqueline was primarily a music teach and taught music and drum major in MO, OK, CO, KS. She also worked for Albertson Grocery in Colorado and Montana for 13 years and worked for Montana State prison as a guard for 11 years. Rich and Jacqueline owned and operated the Red Bear Mountain Trading Post in Virginia City, Montana.
Jacqueline’s hobbies included music of all kinds, horses, skiing, golf, camping and fly fishing. She loved to make jewelry, glass beads and leather work. Jacqueline also greatly enjoyed visiting with family and friends with a good get together, BBQ or talk. Jacqueline was a member of Back Country Horseman, Lampwork Makers Glass Society and Briggs Ranch Arena.
Jacqueline was preceded in death by her parents, Elden “Doc” and Opal Beardslee. Jacqueline is survived by her husband, Rich Allen Duxbury of Butte, MT; her stepdaughter, Pasha Michelle Oldham of Townsend, MT, her grandchildren, Caleb and Jessica Bryan of Vicksburg, MS, Leah and Cris McCahill of Glasgow, UK, Kathleen Bryan of Helena, MT, and Scott and Anliese Bryan of Roanoke, VA; her great-grandchildren, Mal Scarlett Ryan, Melody Ziebeil, Alan Mrock, Enic Bryan; nephews, Sam and Leanna Duxbury and Ryan and Nicole Duxbury; and her brother-in-law, Bruce Duxbury.
A celebration of Jacqueline’s life will be held later this summer. Please visit below to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Jacqueline. Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Jacqueline and her family.