Jane Elizabeth Stevens, 96, residing at Heritage Place in Kalispell, peacefully passed on to her Heavenly Home on Sept. 7, 2016.
Jane was born Oct. 10, 1919, on a homestead midway between Reed Point, Columbus and Absarokee, Montana. She was the only child of Jennie Martin and Andrew Goman. Her father passed away when she was 4-years-old and the family moved to live with her maternal grandfather, Thomas Martin.
After Grandpa Martin passed away, Jennie and Jane moved to Bozeman, Mont. Jane entered beauty school while still in high school and had completed her requirements for licensure by the time she graduated from high school in 1938. She opened her first beauty shop at age 19. She worked as a beautician for 62 years having shops in Bozeman, Three Forks and Pony, Mont. She married her first husband, Ray Polston, in 1939. To this union were born three children: William Ray, Betty Irene and Bonita Lorene.
Jane was active in community affairs while raising her children including Girl Scouts, Sunday school, Rebekah’s, Three Forks Civics’ Club and Methodist Church Choir. She was very musical playing the piano, organ, violin, guitar and singing. Jane loved to crochet and never met a card game she didn’t like.
For an only child, she had more relatives and cousins than most people and was particularly close to cousins Kenneth Thelander and Flossie “Sally” Thelander Postema.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands Ray Polston, LeRoy Davies, Rollyn Allen, and Gordon Stevens, her great grandson Taylor Rustad, step-sons Bob Allen, Bud Allen, Harold Allen, Jack Allen and step-grandson David Allen.
She is survived by her son, Bill (Juanita) Polston, Ulm, Montana; daughters Betty (Don) Rehm, Columbus, Mont., their children Donna (Todd) Rustad, son Timothy, and Shane (Sara) Rehm, children Kate, Kelly and Cole; and Boni (Skip) Stout, Kalispell and their children Blake (Diane) Stout, children Zachery, Xavier, Xander, Zaden and daughter Laura (Clint) Mortensen and their children Bo, Kira and Jak. Other special relatives include step-daughters-in-law Darleen (Bud) Allen, Darlene (Jack) Allen, and granddaughter Juli Allen King and her children Jake and Jordyn; step-daughters Sandy Lemke, Sherry Cowman, Bonnie Arts, and Ginger Monahan plus many other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. A special thanks to the staff of Heritage Place, Evolyn, June, Joyce and Yvonne for your loving concern over the years.
No services are planned at this time. A memorial celebration of her life for family and friends will be planned for a later date.