Jacalyn (Jacye) Marie Freeman (Nugent),69, gained her heavenly wings on November 7,2020 at home with her family by her side.
Jacye was born on July 29, 1951 in Butte, Montana to Robert (Nuge) and Elsie Jeanne Nugent (McCarthy). She attended school in Butte graduating from Girls Central in 1969. Jacye left Butte to raise her family in Wyoming, returning to her hometown later in life.
Outside of her many occupations, her passions were her family, caring for others and spending her days outside in the yard creating beauty and solace with her flowers. She had a green thumb and could make any space bloom with joy and love. Her proudest accomplishments have always been her three children and grandchildren.
Jacye was survived by her Daughter, Mandi (Roland)Daley of Payson, AZ, Son Rob (Brandy) Roland and daughter Kim Freeman, both of Cheyenne, WY. Grandchildren, Austin (Jason) Harimon, Cade Freeman, Morgan (Baily) Hepp, Michela Camargo, Tyler Roland, River Mossberg, Molly Ward and one great grandson Adrian Apodaca, her mom Jeanne Nugent, sisters Jill Shea and Jan Nugent, brothers Dan Nugent and Jeff Nugent and many nieces and nephews.
Jacye was preceded in death by her father Robert, brothers Tom, Tim, Dale, baby Patrick, Scotty, spouse Gary, and late life partner Terry.
Although she was tiny in stature she gave the biggest hugs that could be felt long after they were over. No one ever met her or left her without getting one of her hugs. While she was called home too soon, we know there was an abundance of loved ones waiting for a hug when she arrived at the gates of heaven.
A celebration of life for Jacye will be held at a later date.
Please visit below to offer a condolence or share a memory of Jacye. Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Jacye and her family.
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Donna Owen says
I’m so so sorry to hear about Jacye. So many memories. My heart goes out to you and I think of you often. Love to you all. Donna (Castren)
Jeanette Roland Christensen says
Rest in heaven Jacye! I will miss you and my prayers are with your families! We were friends before we became family I will cherish those memories forever ! Say hello to all that family waiting for you give my mom and daddy a kiss for me too ! We will meet again ! Love you so much !!
Lynn "Toot" Hollenbeck Ingham says
Our Hollenbeck family grew up with the Nugents as our fathers raced stock cars together. I have so many wonderful memories of that fun and busy Nugent home and of those early days. I’m so sorry for this news and sending my love to the entire family.
Fr. Ray Fleming says
May Jacye rest in Peace. I have fond memories of Jacye dating back to first grade at St. Ann’s school. While she was the smallest girl in the class, her personality was gigantic and unforgettable (almost 60 years ago). Jacye and her family will be in my prayers. May God bless her and and comfort all those who mourn her passing.
Fr. Ray Fleming
My heart is so sad Jean for you as well as Jacques family. So sorry Jill, Jan, Dan and Jeff for this sad world that we are not able to b together
To hug love and be with u all. I will keep ur daughter sister nana auntie in my prayers now and in all the days ahead!🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼💖