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Obituary: Judy McConnell

Judy Gail Clark McConnell, age 72 of Hamilton, completed a life with love, laughter, and kindness. Judy was born June 8, 1948, to Vern Dexter and Earldean "Deanie" (Hendrickson) Clark, in Great Falls, Montana. She graduated from Florence Carlton High School, in 1967.

Judy married Jim McConnell on Nov. 16, 1985 in Lincoln, Montana. They added a son, Jason, and daughter, Cori, to make this family complete. Judy was a past member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed being an election judge in Garrison. Her many interests were quilting, gardening, reading, raising chickens, cooking, bible study, and seeing her grandchildren grow.

Anyone that ever met her said, she was the most kindhearted, sweetest person they knew. Judy had a beautiful smile that could light up the room. She was loved by everyone.

Judy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jim McConnell; parents, Dexter and Deanie Clark; sister-in-law, Helen Clark; and brother-in-law, Scotty.

She is survived by her son, Jason (Jenn), of Great Falls; daughter, Cori (Trent) of Deer Lodge; brother Jim; sisters, Barbara and Verna; 7 grandchildren plus one on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Jason Goss, Todd Goss, Trent Freeman, Art Freeman, Tim Haugen, and Sam Goss. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Clark and Bill Everson.

A visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at Daly-Leach Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 4, 2021, at Daly-Leach Chapel. Interment will follow the service at the Florence-Carlton Cemetery at 3 p.m. Condolences may be left for the family at

A special thank you to Whitney and Partners in Home Health Hospice for all of their compassion and care during Judy's last days.


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