Colleen Mack-Canty Ph.D.

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July 4, 1939 – March 23, 2014

It is with great sorrow that we are announcing Colleen Mack-Canty's death on March 23, 2014. We will be sharing memories and celebrating the too short life of Colleen. Please join us at the Lewis and Clark picnic area in Belgrade, Mont. on Saturday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m. Please call 406-223-1053 to RSVP that you are coming.

Colleen was the model of a life-long learner. At the time of her death she was working toward a second master's degree at the University of Washington at the Jackson School of International Studies. Colleen earned her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Oregon in 1995. From 1997-2004 she was asst. prof. of political science at Montana State University. From 2004-2008, she was asst. prof. at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. In 2013 she began working toward her second master's degree in international relations/women's studies at the University of Washington, Jackson International School.

Colleen is survived by her two sisters, Dr. Georgia Johnson (Mack) of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho and Kate Wright (Mack) of Salt Lake City, Utah; her two daughters, Mary Beth Canty of Seattle, Wash., Emily Canty of Belgrade, Mont.; a granddaughter and grandson, two nieces and two nephews.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Aug. 3, 2014
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