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Betty McKee (Imrie)


Betty McKee (Imrie)

Lucia Elizabeth Imrie was born February 5, 1923 into a pioneer family who helped settle Goodnoe Hills. She passed away July 3, 2016 at the age of 93.

Betty's grandparents, Arvilla and William Imrie homesteaded land in Goodnoe Hills in the late 1800's. They started farming and ranching. They had 11 children including Betty's father, Wilford Imrie. During Betty's early childhood, her family, Margaret and Wilford Imrie and brother Robert Imrie, lived on their farm near Rock Creek. Her childhood friends were local Indians. The girls enjoyed playing together and trading beads and jewelry. Later the family moved to Goodnoe Hills where they took over ranching and farming from Betty's grandfather...

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