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Janis D. McCleerey

Died: Sat., Dec. 13, 2014

Masonic Service

1:00 PM Mon., Dec. 22, 2014
Location: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

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Janis Del (Shepard) McCleerey MISSOULA –Janis McCleerey, 68, was born to Francis and Alice Shepard in Wallace, Idaho on December 13, 1946, and passed away at Village Health Care Center, Missoula on Saturday, December 13, 2014. She moved with the family from Mullan, Idaho to Burley, Idaho at an early age, and then to Great Falls. Janis graduated from Great Falls High School and attended Macalester College, St Paul, Minnesota for a year, then enrolled at the University of Montana, School of Forestry, graduating with honors in 1970. She was the first female to attend “Spring Camp” for the Forestry School at Luebrect Experimental Forest in 1969. Janis married a college classmate, David W. McCleerey in 1968 and remained happily married for 46 years. Together they enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, boating, photography, backpacking and hiking. Janis was an avid seamstress, and an awesome quilter. This started early in grade school with sewing and mending clothing, creating her own wedding dress before moving on to her passion for quilting. She readily shared these talents with her friends and acquaintances throughout her adult life. She was very active in church life with her interest in children and music. Dogs were a constant companion for her. Janis is survived by her husband David and two daughters, Margaret Murphy of Scottsdale, Arizona and Jennifer Stokes of Havre, Montana and grand- daughter Abigail McCleerey of Missoula; sisters Donna Binkley of Seattle, Washington and Sharon (Bob) Baillargeon of Glasgow, Montana; brother Larry (Cindy) Shepard of Evans, Georgia. A memorial service will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 1 p.m. Monday, December 22 with a reception following in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers please direct donations to Thompson River Animal Care Shelter (TRACS) or a charity of your choice. We would like to thank the wonderful caring staff at both the Radiation Oncology St. Patrick Hospital and the Community Cancer Center at Community Medical Center throughout the past 22 months.

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Bob, Elaine and Nichole Brown
   Posted Fri December 19, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. We will always have those fond memories of Jan as she was a wonderful person with a loving heart.
Bob, Elaine and Nichole

Patti Tronrud and Patrick Gaddis
   Posted Fri December 19, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. Jan was a beautiful lady and we will miss her. We will be thinking and praying for you.


Patti and Patrick

Freya Hasselbach
   Posted Fri December 19, 2014
My sincere condolences on your loss, Dave. Please know we will continue to
hold Jan close in our hearts.

Bonnie Powell
   Posted Fri December 19, 2014
My deepest sympathy in the loss of Jan. I worked with her at Sentinel a High School Library. She was devoted to her family. My wish is for good memories to carry you through this difficult time.

Ed and Rachel Barnhart
   Posted Sun December 21, 2014

You have our sympathy at this time of bereavement. We have been praying for you and will continue as you deal with yet another loss.

Holly Lengyel
   Posted Sun December 21, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Even though we only knew her for a little while. I'm very sorry for your loss

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