Joan L. George

Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Joan L. George passed away peacefully on Mother’s Day May 9th, 2021 at home with her family by her side. She was born February 7th, 1931 in Mandan, North Dakota to Edward and Margorie Bieber. She married LaVern F. George on November 22nd, 1952. In 1958, they made their home in Laurel, Montana. Mom was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Together they built a home with love and hard work that has been instilled into their children. They enjoyed fishing and camping with their family all around Montana. Mom cared for dad until he passed away in February, 1986.

Joan had a lot of love to give. She would never miss a birthday and everyone knew to expect that happy birthday phone call where she would sing to them. Every Halloween she would wait until her grandkids and great grandkids would stop by, see their costumes and give them a bag of treats.

Joan worked at the Laurel Nursing Home as the head house keeper and loved the relationships she built with every resident.

She later met Spike Jenson, where their love for travel took them on many adventures including traveling with the wagon trains across the plains. Together they resided on a ranch in Columbus, Montana until his death.

She has spent the last 17 years with her best friend Rueben Roehl. They took many trips back to the Dakotas to visit her family and friends. They loved their evening rides enjoying Montana’s beautiful wildlife and scenery. Their favorite past time was watching RFD, polka and Molly B TV.

Joan is survived by her sister Janice (Dallas) Ingles; her son Edward (Lynn) George, their kids Rebecca (Ryan) Ricci and Joshua (Lindsay) George; her daughter Sharon Jorgenson and her kids Owen (Morgan) Porter and Christine Jorgenson; and her daughter Cynthia Cellmer and her kids Matthew (Renae) Cellmer, Ashley (Stewart) Cash, Brittney Cellmer, and Michael Cellmer. She was blessed with 14 great grandchildren. Cael, Payton, Alexis, Brooklyn, Aliyah, Trenton, Madisyn, Aria, Garett, Kaeson, Olivia, Damian, Lily, and Logan.

In lieu of flowers, please give to the charity of your choice. Service date and time to follow at


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