Jean Marie Love Marshall

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Together again after 11 years, Jean joined her Rodney in heaven on Nov. 22, 2015. Jean said, "I've had 93 years of the good life. I think it is time that I should go." If you knew her you loved her and she loved you. Jean, a Bozeman resident, passed away of natural causes at her son's home in Bigfork, Montana.

Jean never thought of herself first. She was sympathetic, understanding, and sought harmony and happiness in all things. She never spoke ill or found fault in anyone and was always supportive. The welfare of her family came first. She rejoiced in the success of others. She was truly a lady.

Jean was born in 1922 and was raised in Preston, Fillmore Co., Minnesota. Her father, Elwyn Kingston Love, was a dentist and later a postal clerk. Her mother, Ella Myrtle Berning Love, was a country school teacher before marriage. Jean was an only child. Jean earned a letter playing the alto sax in high school and played with the town band for the summer concerts around the courthouse. After graduating from St. Olaf College in 1939, she attended the U of MN and received a degree in Nursing Education in 1944. At the time of her marriage to Rodney Albert Marshall, in 1946 in Preston, she was the Obstetrical Supervisor for Minneapolis General Hospital.

During their marriage they traveled all of the U.S., Canada, Central and South America, China, South Pacific, Great Britain, Europe, Africa, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the Mediterranean. They were in Cuba when Castro took over.

Jean was a full-time housewife until the family opened Cousin's Candy Shop in Virginia City, Montana. She loved her summers there. She sustained Rod during his working career and served as a MT State Legislature Representative's wife for two terms from 1994-1998. She was a breast cancer survivor. Jean was a 65 year member of P.E.O.

Jean's favorite things were family, friends, old family photos, country rides, picnics, thunderstorms, rainbows, snowstorms and brownies.

Survivors are; son Jon and wife Jean of Bigfork, Montana; daughter Ann and husband John White of McAllister, Montana; grandchildren Jennifer (Marshall) Balappa of Bigfork, Montana; Robert and wife Jamie of Great Falls, Montana; Shawna (Marshall) and husband Jacob Smith of Madison, New Jersey; and seven great-grandchildren.

Suggested memorials in lieu of flowers can be sent to: Gallatin History Museum, Bozeman, Montana; J Spencer Watkins Memorial Museum, Virginia City, Montana; Cottey College, Nevada, Missouri. Condolences may be emailed to

Memorial services will be held in Christ Church, 1935 Nelson Rd., Bozeman on May 28 at 10 a.m.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on May 22, 2016
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