Jean Duffy, 86, of Great Falls passed away on July 30, 2020. Due to COVID-19 a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mom was involved in everything family. She was completely devoted to her husband, the love of her life, for 57 years. She was deeply interested in each child’s interests and supported each in what they aspired to do. She balanced it well with her own interests and passions.
Jean was also involved in the Great Falls community by being Cub Scout Den Mother, judge at the State Fair, member of the PDQ Quilt Guild and Falls Quilt Guild, Love Day Ladies with Our Saviors Lutheran Church which made world relief quilts and participated in the summer lunch program, and anonymous contributor to a history book on quilts in Montana. She was honored by being one of the first initiated into the Falls Quilt Guild Hall of Fame.
Mom’s love of history was best seen in her antique collection, collecting items from her childhood memories on her grandparents’ farms and ranches. She collected for friends and family as well as for her business and many sought her out to give advice on various items.
She loved being outdoors whether it be walking in the park, watching birds, camping, fishing, or spending time at the cabin. She was at every game her children were playing and was actively supporting the organization behind the sport in so many ways – from running concession stands to repairing uniforms, she did it all.
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