Britany Lynn (Hovden) McCoy

Another beautiful angel entered into God’s Garden on July 1. Britany Lynn (Hovden) McCoy was born on April 14, 1986 to Patricia Lynn (Hovden) Kalin and James Michael Craig in Bozeman. 

After her birth, Britany and her family moved to Lewistown where she attended school. She graduated from Fergus High School in 2004. Britany worked many years as a CNA, caring for others. She attended MSU-Northern, where she studied nursing and was only a few credits short of completing her degree. She married David Thomas McCoy on June 30, 2012.

Britany was a loving and caring mother of three children, with a big heart that continued to beat until her death. She enjoyed taking care of others, including her ailing mother and grandmother, and received much joy in doing so. Britany could be found cheering on her husband at bump-n-run races, taking drives (of which she often got stuck in the snow), spending quality family time at the McCoy family cabin, making memories wherever she went. She enjoyed taking pictures, scrapbooking, and making photo collages that surrounded most every room in her home.

Britany is preceded in death by her grandfather Roy Hovden and her grandmother Helen Stanton (who took her in as her own grandchild since her birth.)

Britany is survived by her husband David Thomas McCoy and their three children, Tagen Andrew (10), Peyton Thomas (5) and Dylan William (3), all of Lewistown. Britany took Tagen in as her own child and loved him unconditionally, creating a special bond between the two of them. She is also survived by her mother Patricia Lynn (Hovden) Kalin; her sister Kelly Dengel; Kelly’s two sons Taylor (his wife Kylee and their son Bentley) and Kody; Kelly’s two daughters Shelby and Madison; brother William “Bill” Stanton (wife Michele and son Riley); grandmother Pearle Hovden; in-laws Don and Doris McCoy, their sons Steve McCoy (wife Angela, kids Ellie and Evie), Brad McCoy; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, special cousin and friend Kimmie Shields and many friends.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date at the McCoy family cabin in the Missouri River Breaks. Condolences for the family can be sent to 208 Ninth Avenue North. Anyone wishing to send monetary donations for the kids’ education funds can do so to the above address, attention Doris McCoy.



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