Jennifer Lynne Knarr
1981 - 2016
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Jennifer Lynne Knarr, 34, of Bozeman, passed away on Friday, March 11 at her home, due to extreme effects of postpartum psychosis. A memorial service is planned for Wednesday, March 23 at 3 p.m. at the Grace Bible Church in Bozeman.

Jen Southers was born June 19, 1981, in Great Falls, Montana. Jen attended high school at Great Falls High School and graduated in 1999. She worked at Montana Federal Credit Union prior to moving to Bozeman where she attended MSU Bozeman, and received her degree in Fish Wildlife Management. She began her career with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks while working towards her degree. She was a work study student at the region 3 Wildlife Lab. She found the work fascinating and rewarding. Upon graduating from MSU, she married Mike Williams and spent some time living in the Portland area.

Jen and Mike moved back to Montana and lived in the Kalispell area; they later divorced. Jen came back to Bozeman and resumed her work at the wildlife lab before finding her true calling with FWP as an enforcement officer. She loved her work and the people she had the privilege to work with. Jen was constantly striving to learn all she could. She was given many opportunities to learn and took advantage of them, to hopefully attain her goal to become an investigator within the department.

Jen married the love of her life, Joe Knarr in 2014. They had many adventures together and enjoyed family vacations with Cooper and the dogs. One of Jen's greatest adventures was spending time in the Liuwa Plains National Park in Zambia, South Africa, living in a tent and helping some of her close friends with a research project. Jen and Joe shared their passion for the outdoors, protecting the people, natural resources and wildlife of Montana. They were both Game Wardens. They were blessed with a beautiful baby boy in 2015, Daniel (Danny) Robert Knarr. Danny was the greatest joy in Jen's life and in her heart.

Jen is survived by her mom, Karen Southers of Great Falls; father, Rick Southers, and stepmother Mary Ann of Port St. Lucie, Florida; siblings Ricky, Randy and Jewell Southers; grandparents Verlette Eshleman of Great Falls; Bill and Dorothy Southers of Port St. Lucie Florida; aunts and uncles Tammy Eshleman of Bozeman; Sheryl and Dennis Hunking of Keizer, Oregon; Billy Southers of Seabrook, New Hampshire; Kim Southers of West Palm Beach, Florida; several cousins and great aunts and uncles.

We lost a truly amazing woman, a woman who truly made a difference in the world.

Memorials are suggested to the Montana Raptor Center; P O Box 4061, Bozeman, MT 59772.

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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Mar. 20, 2016.
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March 14, 2019
I still think of you and Joe everyday and miss both you in this world. XXXXX hugs to your families.

Patty Silversmith
March 24, 2016
I don't know the family but I pray for all of you during this sorrowful time. May God comfort you.
God is taking care of your family above.
Patty Spitzer
March 21, 2016
I loved both Joe & Jen. It was a true love story with them. I watched it from when Jen and me worked the Hunter Harvest Survey to when she became a Game Warden. They were special people that grab at your heart. I will truly miss them. Blessing to heal all the family and friends hearts. My included. Patty Silversmith
Patty Silversmith
March 21, 2016
I didn't know Jen well, but when I did see her she was smiling. I remember her to be very kind and a wonderful person. My deepest sympathies to all family and friends of Jen, Joe, and Danny.
Lisa Roberts
March 20, 2016
Karen Southers
March 20, 2016
Karen Southers
March 20, 2016
Karen Southers
March 20, 2016
Karen Southers
March 20, 2016
Karen Southers
March 20, 2016
Karen Southers
March 20, 2016
Our prayers and thoughts are with the families. Jennifer's smile will truly be missed by all.
Alisa Goodrich
March 20, 2016
I do not know the family, but I wanted to say I am so very sorry to hear this story. Please know that this community is deeply saddened. And we can take this and learn to do better. I send all friends and family love and condolences. Jennifer may you RIP and fly with the angels.
Linda Chambers
March 20, 2016
So saddened for the family What a precious lil angel Fly now with the other precious angels Daniel I am a grandma I know daniel Grandma heart must be broken I hope you can find comfort someday God Bless All
March 19, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family I haven't seen Jen in long time she used to come down with Rick to visit sweet sweet girl
Teresa Gardner
March 19, 2016
Jen was a wonderful friend and dedicated professional. She could always make you feel better about your day. Over the past 15 years we had many wonderful times together and solved most of the worlds problems along a mountain trail. Our hearts are broken with this loss.
Windy Davis
March 18, 2016
Hadn't talked to her in probably 20 years, but it hits right into my heart. I feel truly blessed to have had her in my life and to have shared so many great memories with her when we were younger. When i think back on those times i cant help biut feel so much joy. My condolences and prayers are with her and Karen as well.
Ryan Shoquist
March 18, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you Karen and family. Lucille Zuidema
Lucille Zuidema
March 18, 2016
May this beautiful soul be at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time.
Scott and Shirley Gillaspie
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