Jean Sweeney, died October 28, 2021 in Portland, Oregon, just shy of her 92nd birthday.
Jean was born in Washington DC November 14, 1929 to H.E (Steve) and Verna Brodie. She moved to Butte, Montana the summer before her Senior year in High School, graduating from Butte High.
She met and fell in love with a cute Butte sailor boy, Bill Sweeney, while he was home on leave from Guam. After they exchanged almost daily love letters, Bill was discharged from the Navy and they eloped, getting married by a JP at a gas station in Townsend, MT, on May 6, 1950.
Jean and Bill spent their lives in Miles City, MT. Jean was an amazing mom, and friend who never knew a stranger. Her kind, caring and unconditional love were well known throughout her family and communities.
During her younger years she could often be found at the Miles City swimming pool with her closest friend, Sue Connors and their children, along with a half dozen more from the neighborhood. She loved playing and watching tennis (her main squeeze, Nadal), Jeopardy, Portland Trailblazers and any event that one of her children, grandchildren or great grandchildren was participating in. On November 7, 2015, Jean and Bill relocated to Portland, Oregon where Jean again made so many new friends at her Senior Living apartment.
Jean and Bill were blessed with four children, Judy (Perry) Wolfe of Scobey, MT, Bill (Lana) Sweeney currently traveling Nomads, Joan (Dale) Hubber of Portland, OR, and Mark (Sue) Sweeney of Philipsburg, MT. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by her dearest friend and sister-in-law, Darlene Brodie, numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly, her BFF Jackie from Portland, and her second family, the Connors kids. Preceding her in death were her husband of 65 years, parents, brothers Steve and Buzz, and sisters Anita, Ruth and Joan.
A celebration of Jean’s life will be held on July 5, 2022 in Miles City, MT where her and Bill’s ashes will be laid to rest. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Vincent De Paul in Miles City, MT., or to a charity of one’s choice.