• Date Of Birth: August 10, 1936
  • Date Of Death: January 30, 2018
  • State: Montana

Jean Adkins Willmore Obituary

August 10, 1936 – January 30, 2018

Jean Adkins Willmore, 81, of Elk Washington, passed away on January 30, 2018 at The Springs.

Jean survived her first husband Rowland ‘R.T.’ Adkins who passed in 2015 and her second husband Lester Willmore of 32 years who passed in November, 2017. She is survived by her sister Meriam Parker of Yuma, AZ and her children: Vickie Adkins of Portage, WI, Shawn Smith of Kalispell, MT, Trevert Adkins of Kalispell, MT and her step-children: David Willmore of Joseph, OR, Vicki Harding of Tumwater, WA, Ann Fassbender of Snettisham, AK, Curtiss Wilmore of Kalispell, MT, Sharron Backstrom of Lacey, WA, James Willmore of Kalispell, MT, Douglas Willmore of Santa Monica, CA; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Jean was born in Rollins, MT, grew up in Waldport, Oregon and spent her high school years in Kalispell, MT, where she lived with her beloved grandparents James and Susan Mahaney. She graduated from Flathead High School. Jean met Rowland Thomas Adkins, Jr. and they were married July 23, 1955. Jean was the bookkeeper for their trucking business Adkins Trucking in Kalispell and was active in Loggerettes and Home Demonstration Club. She served many years as a 4-H Leader and earned her private pilot’s license in 1978. Jean attended Flathead Valley Community College taking accounting and various other courses.

She married Lester Willmore, the love of her life, on August 3, 1985. They lived on a small farm in Elk, WA where they raised mules and horses. They were active members of the Mule Club and attended many competitions and events.

Jean enjoyed reading, gardening, knitting and scrapbooking. Family meant everything to her. She loved her friends and the Elk Community. Jean will be remembered for her sense of humor, love for her family, and unwavering support of others in their time of need. She was an inspiration to us with the strength and courage she faced her numerous health struggles.

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