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BIG TIMBER - Jean Faw Moore passed away in the early morning hours of Nov. 27, 2008, at the Pioneer Medical Center in Big Timber.

She was born in Big Timber on July 1, 1927, the daughter of James A. and Venie J. Faw. She attended Dry Creek School in Big Timber and graduated from Sweet Grass County High School in 1946.

Jean married Owen D. Moore on Sept. 29, 1951. Owen preceded her in death on June 1, 2003, after 51 years of marriage.

For several years Jean held the position of City Treasurer. She also managed Western Plumbing and Heating for many years.

She was retired for some time when she decided to make her hobby into a business and opened an antique and collectible store in the basement of her home on McLeod Street. She chose the name Keepsakes for her store. This venture was one of her greatest joys during her later years. She enjoyed every avenue of it, from buying to selling and meeting her customers. She was in her element and loved every minute of it!

Jean was also a marvelous cook. She hosted so many gatherings of family and friends. We will all remember her cooking up a storm during the holidays and the wonderful smells wafting from her kitchen.

Jean is survived by her son David (Kimberly) and their children, Whitney (Josh) Harris and Jeff (Amy) Moore all of Big Timber; daughter Nancy Moore and her sons Nick and Brett Rookhuizen of Billings. She is also survived by her sister Betty Reiter of Sunlakes, Ariz. as well as many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Jean's life will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday Dec. 2, 2008, at the Big Timber Evangelical Church.

Memorials are suggested to Hearts and Hands Hospice or to the Pioneer Medical Center who gave Jean such loving care. Arrangements by Stenberg Funeral Home.

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