Jewell (Rowland) Abbott
Jewell (Rowland) Abbott went home to be with Jesus on June 5, 2014. She passed away at Deer Lodge Care and Rehab after a long illness.
Jewell was born in Ripley, Miss., on June 13, 1928, to David Lee and Lela (Davis) Rowland. She married William R. Abbott, Jr. He preceded her in death.
Jewell was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved her religion, which was the Church of Christ. She worked at the Register’s Office from where she retired after 20 years.
She is survived by her children, Dale (Linda) Abbott and Dennis (Carol) Abbott; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service has been held.
Janet Anice Manley
Janet Anice Manley, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on June 25 at the Anaconda Nursing Home.
Janet was born May 19, 1933 to Clyde and Beth Eccleston in Anaconda. Janet attended schools in Anaconda and graduated from Anaconda High School. She then attended Western Montana College in Dillon. She graduated with a degree in Education.
Her first job was teaching third grade in Deer Lodge. While living in Deer Lodge she met John Manley on a blind date. They were married on June 12, 1954. Janet joined John on the Manley Ranch near Drummond. They had five children. Janet was a devoted mother and never missed any of her children’s activities and helped with many of them.
She enjoyed life on the ranch, having many projects going on at all times. Janet substitute taught in rural schools in Granite and Powell Counties. She had hundreds of students that loved her. Janet attended and helped with local sports events. She enjoyed traveling, geneology, and collecting stamps as a hobby. She was active in Eastern Star and the Drummond Booster Club.
One of Janet’s proudest moments was when she was chosen to help select the winner of the Federal Migratory Bird stamp competition in Washington D.C.
Janet was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Beth Eccleston, husband, John Manley and her infant daughter, Cindi.
Janet is survived by her daughters, Peggy Manley and Kerry Graybeal, (Dan) and her sons, John T. Manley, (Sheila) and Nick Manley, (Jacki). Grandchildren: Ryan Manley, Krista Manley, Dustin Manley, John D. Manley, Colby J. Manley and great-grandson Casey J. Manley.
Services were at the Jewell Funeral Home, Deer Lodge, at 11 a.m. on Monday June 30. Graveyard services followed at the Hillcrest Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington D.C. 20090-6011, or the Drummond Scholarship fund in care of Drummond High School, P.O. Box 349.
James Ralph Wilson
On March 28, 2014 James Ralph Wilson passed away at his home in Corte Madera, Calif. He suffered from respiratory complications.
Jim was born on November 11, 1945 to Mary Virginia “Rowdy” Roudabush and Glen Barlow Wilson in Helena. He was raised in Deer Lodge, where he attended school. He was a gifted athlete who excelled in basketball and golf. Jim was active in student government having served two years as class president and his senior year as Student Council President. Jim represented Powell County High School as a delegate to Boys State. He graduated in 1964.
Jim then attended the University of Montana where he joined the Sigma Chi fraternity. He graduated in 1968 with a degree in mathematics. He then earned his Masters degree in business management.
Jim began his teaching career in Augusta, where he taught math and coached basketball for two years. He then accepted a position with the Department of Defense foreign education program. Jim was assigned primarily to England and Germany where he established and implemented education programs for military personnel. He helped many service men and women advance their education.
After more than 10 years, Jim returned to the U.S. and joined the San Francisco school system as a counselor. Jim retired in 1997, but continued to work as a substitute until his passing.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his brother John. His ashes will be placed in the family plot in Hillcrest Cemetery at Deer Lodge. There is no planned formal service.
Betty VanEvery Hadley
Betty passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, June 27, 2014. She was born on January 8, 1942 to Raymond (Pete) and Edith VanEvery in Columbus and raised on the family homestead in the Stillwater Valley. In 1969 she and her three children moved to the Deer Lodge area and made this their home. On March 2, 1987 she married the love of her life Jim Hadley in Salmon, Idaho.
Betty worked as a Veterinary Technician for the Clark Fork Veterinary Clinic for many years. Betty loved her animals and caring for all the animals that came through the clinic as well. She was a wonderful volunteer and loved being a part of the community. She was a 4-H leader for 25 years, The Clark Fork Cattlewomen, volunteered at the local museum and was Coordinator with the Big Sky Draft Horse Exposition. She was also a big supporter of the Powell County Senior Citizen Center.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents Pete and Edith VanEvery and her stepsons Michael and William Hadley.
She is survived by her husband James, her three children, Clifford (JoAnn) Burgess, Clayton (Virginia) Burgess and Carol Ann Gunderson. Her Sister Wanita (Leroy) Anderson, her brother Bernard (Lois) VanEvery. Her grandchildren April, Amanda, Jennifer, Tyler, and Chad. Her nephews Michael, Marty, Wade and nieces Valerie and LaTrisha. She was also loved by the Hadley family daughters Patti, Teresa and Darcy. Grandchildren Sean Michael, Megan and Hannah. She is also survived by her many friends.
Visitation was from 12-2 p.m. on Tuesday July 1, 2014 with services at the Jewell Funeral Home in Deer Lodge following. Interment will be at the Columbus Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Powell County Senior Citizens Center or the charity of one’s choice.
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