Jeanette Phyllis Smith, 75, of Three Forks passed away June 20, 2008. She was born May 26, 1933, in Park County to George Wesley and Lillian Maude (McAllister) Hotzel.
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She married Claude Smith in Bozeman on March 6, 1952, and had four children.
Over the years she had a variety of jobs including the Beanery in Logan, sorting potatoes for Don Dykema, Claude Smith Trucking, Census Bureau, Boiler Room Solicitor, Cherry Lane Farms, motel maid, and at MSU.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Claude Smith and Bill Hepner; grandsons, Barry and Cecil Smith; brother, William Hotzel; sister, Betty Doyle; and sister-in-law, Roberta Hotzel.
Jeanette is survived by her children: Diane (Max) Witt, Claude (Elizabeth) Smith, Rosalind (Gene) Blaney, and Denicia Smith; and by grandchildren: Max Witt, Wendy (Tony) Baceski, Lydia (Chris) Wagner, Amber (Mike) Brown, Dennis (Amanda) Bammel, Rosa (Steven) Simmons, Matthew (Janette) Smith, Stormy Burk, John Burk, Rita and Holly Burk, Shandra, Lillian and Carol Smith. She is also survived by brother, Jim (Ann) Hotzel; sister-in-law, Sue Hotzel; brother-in-law, Leonard (Bonnie) Doyle. Her great-grandchildren are Tony, Kristina, Steven Baceski; Breana Wagner, Justin Dahl, Jessica Smith, Devon Simmons, John Bammel, Georgiania Burk, Annabell Bammel, Alexice Reagle, and William Collins Jr.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 26, at Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel. Interment in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service; www.dokkennelson.com.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on June 25, 2008