Celebrating the life of Jane Marie Stene
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Jane’s strong work ethic took her from a high school car hop at A&W to 25 years in Sweet Grass County Treasurer’s Office. Ironic was the fact that her mother’s office as a nurse at Sweet Grass Community Hospital became her County Treasurer’s office after the hospital closed and was remodeled. Jane enjoyed her work as treasurer, the responsibility that went with it, and the opportunity to meet and become friends with many residents of Sweet Grass County, and throughout the state.
Jane’s life didn’t make many headlines but she was passionate about honoring Jesus Christ in all that she did and was able to pass that to her next generation. She was active in the Big Timber Lutheran Church and the Big Timber Quilting Group. She had a reputation as a good seamstress and that developed into a passion for quilting and those quilts will honor her memory for many years to come. Jane also loved literature, music and the color green, along with her Saturday morning coffee group composed of her close friends, many of whom were her friends since grade school.
Jane Marie Stene died in her own home overlooking the golf course with the view of the Crazy Mountains, surrounded by her family on December 18, 2018. Preceding her in death were her mother and father, and step-father Mikal Lotoft.
Survivors include her husband Einar Stene, son John Mikal Stene (Trina) grandson Karsten, daughter Elisa May Carrothers (Ken) granddaughters Tomina and Magreta. Included also are brother John (Betty) Williams and sister-in-law Oddlaug (Don) Anderson. A Memorial Service for Jane will be held at 10:30am on Friday December 28th at Big Timber Lutheran Church preceded by a private Interment at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to “Jane Stene Memorial Fund” at Citizen’s Bank.
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115 West 4th Avenue
PO Box 278
Big Timber, MT 59011
Private interment before service