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Janet Weimer


Janet Weimer, 84, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017, in Brighton, Colo., at the home of her niece and nephew, Bonnie and Mike Kolano.

Her family will celebrate her life this summer in Glasgow with a memorial service, the date to be determined later.

She was born March 2, 1933, to Maye Dunn and Lawrence Davidson, the youngest of seven children.

She was married at a young age and had four children, Susan, Paula, Mike and Ron, which have been the joy of her life. She also has 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She loved crocheting, gardening and the 21 years of the Whately Greenhouse.

Jan wrote her own obituary, very simple and to the point, exactly how she lived her life. But she was so much more than that. She was very proud to be the youngest of seven siblings and had many stories of her childhood to tell. She would travel back to Pennsylvania as often as her busy schedule would allow. She spent many years working at the Johnnie Café in Glasgow and running her Whately Greenhouse. She worked the graveyard shift and was on top of all the patrons who came in from the bars and made so many wonderful "Rail" friends in those years. When she was off work at the café, it was back home to tend to her greenhouses.

She enjoyed all her customers and Mother's Day weekend was her busiest weekend. She was the go-to gal for questions on all plants. She then became involved in Relay for Life and was one of the top sellers for luminaries for many years, which she was very proud of. She was also a weekly fixture at the Farmer's Market, selling her veggies and homemade jellies. If all of this was not enough to keep her busy, she also decided to run for County Commissioner one year. Although she did not win the seat, she met wonderful people on her journey.

She was married to Jim Shirey and had four children who kept her busy; Susan Hobson of Denver, Colo., Paula Stuller of Estero, Fla., Mike Shirey and his wife, Kathy, of Lewistown, Mont., and Ron and his wife, Shelly, of Oklahoma City, Okla. After that marriage, she met Russ Weimer and that began their venture to Montana, where they both fell in love with the area and purchased their home. Over the many years, they took in grandchildren every summer at the "farm in Montana." The grandchildren all have many wonderful memories of their visits to Montana. She valued every moment with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was also very close to her nieces and nephews.


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