Jessie Mae Linderman of Bovill died Tuesday evening at Gritman Medical Center. She was 87.
Jessie was born May 4, 1930 in Elk River to Colonel William and Dorothy E. Beck Smith. When she was two years old the family moved to Bovill where she attended school and graduated. She worked as a “flunkie” in the Forest Service Camps prior to her marriage to Ruthford L. Linderman on January 6, 1956. They lived loved and worked in Bovill where she was a homemaker and raised her sons. She enjoyed reading, crochet, cooking and gardening. The family spent many summers “camping” while Ruthford worked logging. He preceded her in death in 2013.
Surviving are her son Duane and daughter-in-law, Mary Ann of Bovill and a niece, Janice Bieren of Moscow. She also has many other nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. In addition to her husband, Jessie was also preceded in death by her son, Paul in 2015 and sister, Leota Calene McIntyre and a nephew, Randy Calene.
A private graveside service was held at the Bovill Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Bovill Fire Department or to the Deary Ambulance Fund.