The spirit of Jean "Julee" Marie Whitford, 54, of White Sulphur Springs, formerly of Wilsall, left this world on July 1, 2010, to enjoy the happiness and peace above.
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Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, at Franzen-Davis Funeral Home, 118 N. Third St., Livingston.
Julie was born Oct. 27, 1955, in Omaha, Neb., to Robert and Carol Lynch. She was the oldest of five siblings: Tom, Karen, Chris and Jim.
She had a quick wit and a keen knowledge of all that earth had to offer. She taught us how to grow into strong, independent adults so that, now, we can raise our own families with great values and morals. She did so much for her children with so little and was always ready to help anyone.
She had a passion for the outdoors, animals and all things put on this earth. If you were traveling through town, you could count on Julee for a hot meal and a comfy bed. If you needed money she would give you what she had. Julee loved to bead, write poetry, visit with friends, garden and take evening drives. She was the best mother and friend anyone could ask for. If she ever graced your presence no doubt she would leave a lasting impression.
She had a rough journey, but a child's forgiveness never left her heart. She always appreciated the little things she had. There are so many things to say about Julee that cannot be put into words, but know that she will be missed dearly and there will never be a replacement of any kind for her.
Julee is survived by her children: Echo Rowe of San Jose, Calif., Flora (Michael) Minkoff of Miles City, Gabriel Whitford of Bozeman, Tom and Gracee (Whitford) Croshere of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Glenda (Jermiah) Heble of Laurel; her father, Robert (Linda) Lynch of Englewood, Colo.; mother, Carol Lynch of Aurora, Colo.; brothers, Tom (Linda) Lynch, Jim (Holly) Lynch, all of Colorado; sisters, Karen Trout of Michigan and Chris Coy of Kansas; seven grandchildren, Tré, Grant, Landon, Paycee, Braden, Tyra, and Halee.
Franzen-Davis Funeral Home & Crematory
118 North Third Street
Livingston, MT 59047
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on July 3, 2010