Jean Newman, 94

Thursday, October 8, 2020
Jean Newman

Jean Newman, age 94, Jean Newman passed away on October 2, 2020 at the Rosebud Healthcare center in Forsyth. Jean was born on December 5, 1925 in Hardin, Montana. Her parents were Albert and Della Palmer May.

Jean grew up in Hardin and Sarpy Creek. She had two sisters, Anna and Bobby, and a brother, Charles May.

Jean met Albert shortly after his discharge from the Army when he left his horses at her house to go to a rodeo. They later married on December 15, 1943 in Hardin, MT, with this union three children were born: Marlene, Wally and Howard.

Jean took the mantle of being mother to her three nephews, Rodney, Dean, and Stanley after her brother in laws death.

She enjoyed the ranch life. Jean loved feeding and shipping cattle and calving season. She could cook the best antelope and deer steaks with gravy. Jean loved going coyote hunting with Albert. She was also a great seamstress, she sewed all the shirts for the men and dresses for Marlene.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Della Palmer May; siblings, Anna Rupe, Bobby Hagerman, Charles May; granddaughter, Gilean Newman; daughter in Law, Marcha Newman; granddaughter in law, Jackie Newman; niece, Monica May; nephew, Dean (Linda) Newman of Roundup, and great grand niece, Jona Murray.

Jean is survived by her; children: Marlene (Fred) Rule of Elk City, OK, Wally Newman of Ingomar; and Howard (Johnna) Newman of Ingomar; grandchildren, Justin (Kate) Hawks, Toby Hawks, Ashlee (Lloyd) Ketchum, her nephews: Rodney (Christy Loose) Newman of Hobson and his 3 sons Sid (Brandy) Newman, Robert Newman, and TJ (Liane) Newman; Dean (Linda) of Roundup, MT, Tara (Neil) Bradley, Maurie (Kelvin) Elness, and Jamie DeHaven; and Stanley (Bette) Newman of Billings, MT and their 2 children: Ben (Tina) Newman and Skeeter (Terry) Ray; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

A special thanks to the Rosebud Healthcare Center in Forsyth, Montana for the wonderful care Jean received throughout all the years. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Big Horn County Historical Society, 1163 3rd Street E, Hardin, MT 59034 or Rosebud Health Care Center.

Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at the Forsyth Cemetery in Forsyth at 12:00 PM. Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home have been entrusted with arrangements. To leave condolences for the family, visit our website at