Katherine "Kay" Ebert


Katherine “Kay” A. Ebert, 78, of Helena, former Miles City resident, died Monday, March 17, 2014, after a courageous battle resulting from an infection in her leg at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings.

She was born Dec. 10, 1935, in Miles City, the second child of J. Ross Calvin Jr. and Agnes Nugent Calvin. When she was five years of age, her family moved to Napa, Calif., where she lived for six years. Her family returned to Miles City where she graduated from Custer County High School in 1953.

 Her first job was at Lincoln Grocery. She also worked at the Miles City Swimming Pool and the Red Rock Village.

She headed west to Missoula where she graduated from the University of Montana in 1957. She then landed a teaching job at Helena High School from 1957 to 1963. The fall of 1957 she met the love of her life, Bernard J. Ebert. They were married on Dec. 27, 1958, in Miles City. Mr. and Mrs. Ebert had five children: Jeff (Mary Claire), Mark, Marcia (Brad) Smith, Mike (Nika) Ebert and Mary Ebert. Mr. Ebert died on March 8, 1979.

Mrs. Ebert farmed in the Helena Valley with the help of her children until 2000 when she sold the farm and moved into Helena to be closer to Bill Roberts Golf Course, of which she was a member for many years. After her children were raised, she went to work for H&R Block for 14 years.

Her survivors include her five children and spouses; six grandchildren, Carmen, Ashleigh, Kevin, Anna, Markell and Faith Ebert; her brother, Kenneth Calvin of Portland, Ore.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home, 3750 N. Montana Ave. in Helena. A vigil will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Saint Mary Catholic Community, 1700 Missoula Ave. in Helena. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, at Saint Mary Catholic Community. A funeral reception will follow interment in the social hall of Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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