Eunice C. Grewell

Eunice Pernell Chilcott Grewell passed on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Eunice was born to John and Bernice Evans Chilcott on April 27, 1925. She grew up in Silesia. After Eunice graduated Valedictorian from Joliet High School, she went on to get her nursing degree at St. Vincent’s. She was a member of the Nurse Cadet Corps.

Eunice came home to marry the POW Veteran that she loved, Lowell Grewell, raise a family and run a place She was a career woman balancing mothering, ranching and nursing. In a one bedroom, no bathroom, no Pampers house, she started her first four children. She dropped the nursing for a time after number five. Eunice and Lowell had six children in all.

Eunice’s priorities were family, the land, horses and cows. She always made time for her kids. It might be on a parts run, or taking supper to the field. She had a work ethic that got the job done. She knew how to play as well. Silesia was the spot for family reunions, community brandings that were more fun than work, and Waffles and Fried Apples for Christmas that no one missed.

In her fifties, she went back to school, got recertified to nurse, and served as Carbon County Health Nurse for a number of years.

Eunice loved and cared for numerous grand and great-grandchildren. The goodie plate was always full, the door never needed to be knocked on and Grandma was always available. You would most likely find her outside. She loved her yard and flowers and kept all the pastures green.

Eunice enjoyed travelling the four state area promoting and selling the champion Appaloosa show and race horses that she and Lowell raised. They made many valued friends along the way. She was always glad to get home to the place. Spending her entire life on the ranch, it wasn’t just a place to live, it was a huge part of who she was.

In later years, “Seniors” and cards in Joliet became a priority that she thoroughly enjoyed.

In her eighties, Alzheimer’s took away her vaccination gun and her ability to drive the feed truck, but she still loved riding in the water truck and being with her family on her place.

Thanks to the Joliet Home Health ladies and Tender Nest for your care.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Lowell, and eldest son, John.

She is survived by children, daughter-in-law, Betty Grewell, Rick (Kathy), Mike (Maryama), Jean (Wayne) Burris, all of Silesia, Nancy (Mike) Elliott of St.Xavier, and Jim (Denise) of Silesia. She is survived by eighteen much loved grandchildren and thirty-five treasured great-grandchildren.

In June, when the grass is green and the colts are playing, please join us. We will be at the Joliet Community Center at 11 a.m. on June 23 for a service with lunch to follow. Memorials may be made to the Joliet Community Center or to the organization of your choice. Please come help us celebrate a tough old redhead and a life well lived.


Upcoming Events

  • Monday, July 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, July 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Monday, July 29, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.

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