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Jean Marie Poirier moved on to her next adventure on February 1, 2018. Jean was born Nov. 15, 1926 in Butte to Hugh and Viola (Tuchscherer) Campbell. The family moved to Helena before her first birthday and she was a Helena resident most of her life. She graduated from Cathedral High School in 1944 and was a proud “Greenie”. She graduated from the University of Montana in Primary Education in 1948 and then obtained her secondary at Eastern Montana College. She was proud to be a member of Delta Gamma during her college years.

Jean worked as a 2nd grade teacher in Townsend and secondary school teacher in East Helena which she greatly enjoyed. She met her future husband, Paul Poirier, at the Montana Club and they were married in 1957 at the Cathedral of St. Helena.

Jean and Paul had 3 children, Jane, Rob and Tony, who were the focus of her life. She enjoyed organizing family trips to Whitefish and Seeley Lake which she did every year, as well as all the birthday parties and holiday festivities. She was dedicated to her children and grandchildren and their activities. Later in life she attended most every Legion baseball game of her grandsons. She blessed us all with a constant smile on her face and a tremendous zest for life.

She was very active in the Catholic Church and taught CCD classes to many children. She was a host volunteer and tutored reading at Bryant and Central Schools for many years. She also worked at Weight Watchers for 25 years.

Later in life, Jean and her lifelong friend and cousin went on many adventures around Montana. She had a close circle of friends that she attended hydrobics with daily at Crossroads and was an avid bridge player.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Poirier; her parents, Hugh and Viola; brother, Patrick Campbell; and infant son, Paul Joseph.

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Survivors include her daughter, Jane (Ron) Andriolo of Helena; sons Robert Poirier (Michele) of Clancy and Tony (Maria) Poirier of Rochester Minn.; grandchildren Jessie (Denny) Gregory of Butte, Joe (Morgan) Andriolo of Helena, Cole Andriolo of Colorado Springs, André Poirier of Marysville, Wash., and David and Anna Poirier of Rochester; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

I said a prayer for you today, and knew God must have heard. I felt the answer in my heart, although he spoke no word. I asked that he’d be near you in all things great and small, but it was his loving care, I prayed for most of all. Mom, you will be greatly missed by all. God Bless.

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