HAMILTON - Elizabeth June “B J” Drummond, devoted wife of 60 years to her husband Donald Ernest Drummond, passed away November 27, 2017 at her home in Hamilton Montana.
She is survived by sister Hilda and brother Lyman. She also leaves behind the Drummond sisters, Rose Marie “Mimi”, Diana, Victoria and Patricia.
“B J” and beloved husband Don created an indelible legacy. In 1960 the West called them. Kankakee Illinois to Cucamonga California, to ranchers in Orland California, then north to Oregon to operate the Klamath Falls K O A. Too tame for their appetite, they moved on to the historic town of Virginia City Montana where they owned and operated the oldest mercantile west of the Mississippi…Rank Drug and Books. This playground gave birth to the Vigilantes, the Hanging Tree and Boot Hill. Their appetite not quite satisfied, they stumbled upon the Bitterroot Range and a small town that captured the essence of the old west they had craved…Hamilton, Montana. Where the storefronts display Remington (both art and gun varieties), Charlie Russel, cowboy hats, boots and bridles. This would be home for the next 30 years.
The unbridled spirit of adventure they shared was rivaled only by their love and passion of the old west, its history and each other.
To “B J”, our never to be forgotten friend, sister, wife…may the River always run though here and may you always Dance with the Wolves.