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Jean Mae Shambo

Jean Mae Shambo
Born: Feb 01, 1933
Died: May 24, 2015

Jean Mae “Jones” Shambo, 82, left this earth to be with our loving creator on May 24, 2015 of natural causes, surrounded by her family at Northern Montana Hospital in Havre, Montana.  Wake services will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm at the St. Paul’s Mission Recreation Center in Hays.  Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 11:00 am at the St. Paul’s Mission.  Arrangements have been made with Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook. 
Jean was born February 1, 1933 to Cecil and Evangeline “Turcotte” Jones.  She was raised at Cow Creek, the old Jim Kipp place, attending school at Chinook and St. Paul Mission High School and graduated in 1950.  She then attended the College of Great Falls, where she graduated with a teaching degree in 1971.  Jean became a Head Start teacher and then taught at the Hays School until she retired in 1992.  Jean married Louie Shambo in 1951 and their union was blessed with 10 children.  Jean enjoyed playing bingo, and going to the casino to play the machines.  She also enjoyed watching her kids and grandkids play sports. Her biggest joy was spending time with her family.
She is survived by her loving husband Louie at the family home in Hays.  Daughters surviving are Sherry Shambo, Janice (John) Brockie, Sandy (Stan) Zander, Debra (John) Hawley, Kay (Ken) Morin, all of Hays.  Sons surviving her are Louis (Jeannette) Shambo of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Anthony (Mikkie) Shambo, Reno Shambo, Craig (Sherry) Shambo, all of Hays.  Jean had 36 grandchildren, 72 great grandkids and 3 great-great grandchildren.  Also surviving are two sisters, Leona Fox and Sharon Quincy of Hays and sister-in-law Sophie LaTray of Chinook.  Preceding her in death by her loving son John Shambo, grandsons Chad Shambo, John Edger Brockie, Shawn Shambo and Swede Shambo, her parents Cecil and Evangaline (Turcotte) Jones and brothers Cecil “Buck” Jones, Medric Jones, James “Jimmy” Jones and sisters Thelma Nicholson, Ilene Cheyney, Barbara Werk and Vernie Jones.


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