Obituary: Jacqueline JoAnn McLeod

April 16, 1937 ~ August 9, 2021
Jacqueline JoAnn McLeod
April 16, 1937 ~ August 9, 2021
Posted at 8:55 AM, Aug 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-14 10:56:30-04

Jacqueline JoAnn McLeod passed away on August 9, 2021 at a local care facility. Jacqueline was born in Kansas City, MO on April 16, 1937 to John Leslie Bidwell and Cecelia Teresa Schmitz. She attended Buccaneer High School in Monterey, CA for 2 years then transferred to El Camino High School in Sacramento, CA where she graduated in 1955. It was in Sacramento that she met her future husband, Robert Lee McLeod, Sr. Their lives were blessed with two sons and one daughter and 64 wonderful years of marriage.

Jackie, or “Jack” as she was known to some, worked as a stenographer, a switchboard operator, a hospital clerk, county treasurer and a billing clerk for the city and for Penney’s. She also ran for Hill County Treasurer and won! Throughout her marriage, they lived in various Montana cities including Havre, Simms, and Great Falls, even a couple of years in Texas, living in Great Falls for the last 21 years. Her interests were varied, including sewing, knitting, and crocheting.

Jackie was always smiling and humming. She made afghans for everyone who was sick or getting married and for everyone else. She made tons of stuff for all the babies. She was so giving! She even felt sorry for the cats in their neighborhood, worried about them being warm and fed. She and Robert Sr. built a 2 room shelter on their deck and fed the cats twice a day. She loved her kitties! To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Croxford Funeral Home website.