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Obituary: Jean Koby

She was born on April 22, 1924
Jean Koby
Posted at 9:29 AM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 11:30:26-05

Jean Koby, 95, of Great Falls passed away on December 7, 2019. She was born on April 22, 1924, in Superior, Wisconsin.

Jean moved to many places with her parents and brother while growing up, such as Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and Montana. Her father was a traveling salesman so Jean had the opportunity to live in many places. She graduated from Helena High School in 1942. She later attended St. John’s Nursing College, Helena, and MSU, and Bozeman, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.

On December 28, 1946, she married Ray Koby in Helena. The two had been together for 73 years. They made their home in Missoula, Montana where Ray earned a law degree in 1949 at the University of Montana. After obtaining his degree, they moved to Great Falls. They had two daughters, Candy and Marsha.

Jean played the piano for her own enjoyment and accompanied vocalists. She spent a lot of time playing piano for style shows and performing on stage. She was an avid swimmer and horseback rider as well. She was involved in Daughters of the Nile, temple dancing, junior league member, PTA campfire girl leader, and program chair of “Radio Day.”

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Schnider Funeral Home website.