Funerals aren't about death—
they're about celebrating life.
406.587.3184

Services & Obituaries
[More]

William Christie
October 10, 1935 ~
April 01, 2015
Graveside Service: May 22, 2015


Landon Groth
January 21, 1991 ~
April 06, 2015
Date of Service: May 03, 2015


Robert Myers
March 21, 1939 ~
April 09, 2015
Date of Service: May 16, 2015


Frank Manseau
April 7, 1931 ~
April 12, 2015
Date of Service: May 01, 2015


Lee Poole
August 20, 1948 ~
April 18, 2015
Date of Service: May 16, 2015


Betty Limes
August 6, 1928 ~
April 21, 2015


Frances McCartney
November 16, 1920 ~
April 21, 2015


Lois Hiebert
September 11, 1945 ~
April 20, 2015


Alvin Goldenstein
January 11, 1923 ~
April 20, 2015


Charles Hamp
September 6, 1931 ~
April 20, 2015


James Collins
July 29, 1943 ~
April 18, 2015


Lorraine Autrey
December 29, 1923 ~
April 15, 2015


 
Search:

Jean Nicholson

April 27, 1936 ~ August 02, 2012

Service: August 07, 2012 1 p.m.
   Location: St. James Episcopal Church
Graveside Service: August 07, 2012 Following Service
   Location: Sunset Hills Cemetery

Jean Waters Nicholson was born April 27, 1936 to Helen Kennedy Waters of Belt, MT and Robert Medley Waters of Billings, MT. Jean grew up in Billings, graduating from Billings Senior in 1954. She attended Stanford University for one year before transferring to the University of Colorado. Jean was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Elementary Education in 1958.

Jean married James H. Nicholson, Jr. on November 24, 1958 and spent the next 54 years being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and teacher.

Jean and Jim retired from ranching in Luther, MT in 1994 and spent a tremendous retirement in the Bozeman-Belgrade area raising Fjord Horses, summers in Swan Lake, MT and winters in Tucson, AZ, and going to all of the school programs and sporting events seven grandchildren could provide. She always said, "A child of my child is twice my child."

Jean is survived by her husband, Jim; her four daughters, Sarah Jean Nicholson of Belgrade, MT, Rebecca Ann Wipplinger and her husband Jack, and their three children Skyler, Lat, and Lene of Roberts, MT, Nancy Elizabeth Francis and her husband Brian, and their two daughters Mariah and Susan of Belgrade, MT, Emily Ruth Livingston and her two boys, Zane and Dylan of Belgrade, MT; and Jean is the Great Grandmother of Grey Thomas Wipplinger of Red Lodge, MT and the "soon to be here" Keira Jean Wipplinger.


Jean was active in Jr. League while in Billings and PEO Chapter F while in Bozeman. She was an accomplished quilter, as all of her children and grandchildren can attest. Jean faithfully preserved all the family’s memories through scrapbooking and quilting. She said of her time ranching in Luther, Mt, "I would rather be a teacher than a ranch hand." Jean forged the future of many students while teaching twenty years in Red Lodge, Absarokee, and Billings. She always said the twenty mile drive from Red Lodge to Luther was the most beautiful scenery in the world!

Jean Waters Nicholson passed away on August 2, 2012.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 7, at St. James Episcopal Church, in Bozeman, at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Sunset Hills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, 2812 First Avenue North, Room 216, Billings, MT 59101 or St. James Episcopal Church, or the charity of your choice.

[Printable Version]

Online Condolences for Jean | Return to Obituaries

Pre-planning information
Family Feedback
[More]

"Words cannot express how thankful I am for your help during this time.  Thanks doesn't seem to be enough.  You both are so special!"

 
News & Events
[More]


CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH: UNDERSTANDING YOUR GRIEF
Starts Tues., 3/3/15 ~ End of April

HAVE THE TALK OF A LIFETIME
Click to Request Your Free Guidebook

NEWS RELEASE: Have the Talk of a Lifetime
November 19 ~ 2pm & 6:30pm

Free Pre-Planning Seminar

Thursday, Oct 9, 2pm or 6:30pm ~ Holiday Inn Bozeman



Jim Mitchell Honored for 50 Years in the Funeral Industry
MFDA Recognizes 50-Year Commitment at State Convention

 


     
© 2003-2015 Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory. All rights reserved. 113 S. Willson Ave. | Bozeman, MT 59715 | 406.587.3184