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Pearl Annie Neville Kilman

June 5, 1936 — June 18, 2023

Donald "Edward" and Annie Isabella (Thexton) Neville welcomed a real jewel (they named Pearl) on June 5, 1936 in Ennis, Montana where she grew up enjoying athletics, community events, and creative crafts.


She married Lester Kilman in Jeffers, MT December 29, 1954.  They raised 3 children in Ennis: Karl (Father Paul) Kilman of Vashon Island, WA; Kathryn & Mark Peterson of Helena, MT and Karen Kilman & Barbara of Prescott, AZ.  Pearl & Lester also lived in Pony for several years after Lester's retirement.


She is survived by her 3 children listed above, her brother Don "Kid" Neville of Ennis and sister Darlene Rochez & Fred of Ennis & Las Vegas, NV.  Grandsons John & Jeremi Peterson of Milwaukie, Oregon and Scott Peterson & Kyleen of Laurel, MT.  Great granddaughter Parker Rose Peterson, as well as many cousins still living in Madison County. 


Deceased sisters are Mary Ann Alger and Mabel Neville, and her beloved husband Lester.


She was an active bowler for many years, including many tournaments.  She became creative with cake decorating for many local community events, enjoyed drawing and painting, and loved music.  She was a self-starter by learning to read music on her grandmother's piano and then later switched to an electronic keyboard, that she carried to Quartzsite, AZ for 20+ years to enjoy with other retirees in the winter.  Despite her hearing challenges, she was not afraid to attempt new things and became very accomplished on the keyboard.  Pearl enjoyed being an active member of the Ennis Art & History Associations.


Pearl Annie Kilman passed away June 18, 2023 in Bozeman, MT. 


Services will be held Friday June 23, 2023 at 11:00 AM at the Jeffers Episcopal Church with a graveside burial at the Pony Cemetery at 2:00 PM.

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Friday, June 23, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Trinity Episcopal Church

93 Jeffers Road, Ennis, MT 59729

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Friday, June 23, 2023

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