Velva joined our Lord in heaven January 5, 2019. Velva was born May 13, 1934 in Anaconda, Mt to Elmer Leonard Pilon and Mabel Florence Lovell. In her senior year of high school, her family moved to Missoula where she graduated from Missoula County High School in 1954. In 1958 she married Carl Allen Bengtson. They had five children and resided in Helena. Velva was a homemaker until her children were through grade school and then she went to work for the Montana Dept of Revenue. Velva retired after 24 years of service. Velva was devoted to God and her family and enjoyed camping and picnics, concerts and card-playing, and any kind of family gathering, of which there were many. Velva is predeceased by her parents, grandsons Brandon Robbins and Trevor Bengtson, daughter-in-law Heather Bengtson, and great granddaughter Allie May Ward. Velva is survived by siblings Eleanor Zimmerman (Paul Keyser). Lewis (Cindy) Pilon, Karen (Gene) Fisher, her children Pamala Lund (Danny Peterson). Ronda Ward (Penny Reynolds). Wanda (Tom) Belgarde, Carl Bengtson and Leonard Bengtson, 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 5 nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Velva was very loved and will be greatly missed. We praise God for blessing our lives with her.
A Service for Velva will be held at the Helena Nazarene Church on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.