Connie Kathryn Lane was a natty dresser, foodie and a connoisseur of the finer things in life. Sensible shoes had no place in her closet. She lent a splash of color to everything she did. Wherever Connie went, fun followed.
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Connie was born in Bozeman to Carol Ann and Robert Lane, the youngest of four children to grow up on the family ranch in Three Forks. She enjoyed many adventures, especially her trips to Ireland. She easily made friends wherever she went.
With a twinkle in her eye, Connie was always ready with a quick-witted comment or a fast pun which elicited much raucous laughter from all around her. She gave generously of her time and talents, which included cooking, quilting, baking and making everyone feel welcome when in her presence.
Connie's life centered on service to others, whether it was as a sales associate at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle or the Bozeman Co-op. She was passionate and earnest about things she believed in, especially helping youth. Connie volunteered her time through the Junior Achievement program and religious education classes. Her generous spirit and acceptance of all was a gift to many. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.
Connie held faith and family dear. Born on April 7, 1966, she left us on Sept. 23, 2013. She leaves behind her father, Robert Lane of Three Forks; his wife, Marietta Jaeger Lane; brothers Michael Lane and Brian (Lorie) Lane; their children, Ryan and Sydney Lane of Three Forks; and sister Colleen Lane of Bozeman. She was preceded in death by her mother, Carol Ann Lane.
A vigil service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Church in Three Forks. The Mass of the resurrection will be on Monday, Sept. 30, at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church in Bozeman. Interment will be immediately after the mass at Fairview Cemetery in Three Forks with a reception following at the lower level of the Holy Family Church.
Animals held a very special place in Connie's heart, and her four legged companions Cinder and Conc brought much joy to her life. In lieu of flowers. the family requests donations to be made to the Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 11390, Bozeman, MT 59719 and to Hope House, 701 Farmhouse Lane, Bozeman, MT 59715.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Sept. 28 to Sept. 29, 2013