Margret Marie Young was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada on June 15th, 1929. She had a hardscrabble childhood in the hills of Eastern Montana and was the last survivor of her three sisters and two brothers: Dorothy, Myrtle, Gene, Bill, and Ralph. She married George Jimison at the age of 16 just before he left to join the Navy in 1944 and became Margret Marie Jimison for the next 70 years, until the day she died in his arms on 9/22/2017 at the extended care facility in Conrad, Montana.
Margret was not an easy person to get along with or to know; she had a lot of rough edges and nearly everyone would describe her as ornery. Yet she was fiercely loyal, and her three children Donna, Richard and Thomas all adopted that rare attribute. Margret and George lived a nomadic life starting in Montana and eventually including: Washington, Kentucky, Arizona, Texas with several moves within each state along the way. Margret satisfied her competitive spirit in games of all kinds, but especially poker and spent much of her leisure time with crafts like crochet, gardening, and canning. During her life she was a waitress, cook, dispatcher, and care worker, and her work and hobbies centered on one underlying theme, caring for others. Margret was never effusive in her affections; she would rarely tell you how she felt, but her actions demonstrated how much she cared for those she loved. Few will mourn her passing, but those of us who loved her will miss her independent spirit all the more.