September 29th, 1939 to Feb 6th, 2020
Jean Darlene passed away at the age of 80 at St James Hospital. Jean was born September 29, 1939 to Neal and Wilda Sturdevant. She was one of 5 siblings. Jean went to grade school at Beaver Dam in Opportunity. She graduated from Anaconda high school. Following high school graduation Jean attended Western Montana college where she received her teaching certificate. She taught at Beaver Dam school and taught at Headstart for 15 years. While at college Jean met and fell in love with Jack a Butte Hill man. They were married and formed an everlasting love for 58 years. After marriage they moved to Lima where Jack was a coach, a teacher and a super intended at Lima school. She loved rural living and was active as a substitute teacher, den mother and religious teacher. She established many friends in bridge club. Jean was also a number one Lima Bears Fan. Upon returning to Butte her main goal was loving, caring and supporting her three children Jackie, Julie and John. She devoted her life and love in all their lives and the lives of her 5 grandchildren. She was truly dedicated to her family. She was a great cook and loved having family over for holidays. She made holidays and event so special. Jean also loved to travel to Jackpot and Wendover with Jack and her sister Patty establishing a lifetime of great memories. The good Lord will certainly welcome this special person. She will be missed dearly.
She is Survived by her husband Jack Powers, her three children Jackie Johnson( Ernie), Julie Petersen (Jason) and John Powers (Heather) and her 5 grandchildren, Koby Johnson (Alex), Skyla Johnson, Ernie Johnson, Cruz Petersen and Chloe Petersen, her two sisters Patti Vauthier and Nancy Ellis (Barney), brother in law Dave Powers and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in dead by her father and mother, Neil and Wilda Sturdevant, father and mother in law Joseph and Albina Powers, nephew Adam Powers, sister and brother in law Lucille and Bill Vauthier and brother Meryl Sturdevant.
Cremation was provided by Axelson Funeral & Cremation Services. A private service will be held. Please share a memory of Jean or leave a condolence for the family below.