May 25, 1935 – Aug. 5, 2019
On the evening of August 5, 2019, Jill B. Menard passed away at the Broadwater Health Center in Townsend, Montana. Jill was 84 years old.
Jill Menard was born in Great Falls, Montana on May 25, 1935. She was the second daughter of Kerwood E. and Dorothy R. Burleigh. Jill spent her early childhood years in Glendive, Montana.
Jill graduated from Bozeman High School and Montana State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics and Physical Education. She taught in Big Timber, Wilsall, and the Helena Public Schools system, and Mountainview School for Girls . Jill was also the Broadwater County School Superintendent for four years.
Jill married Bernard “Bing” Menard in August of 1959 and later divorced. They had 6 children, 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Surviving children include Larry (Linda) Menard, Michele (John) Rauser, Lisa (Paul) Orth, Renee K. Richter, John K. Menard, and Lee (Stacy) Menard. She is also survived by a sister, Diane Wood of Kalispell and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Rosary will be prayed at 9:30 a.m. with a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 12th at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 101 S. Walnut Street in Townsend. A reception will follow the Mass in the fellowship hall of the church. Burial will be at a later time. Memorials suggested to: Holy Cross Church, PO Box 610 in Townsend, MT or Broadwater County Museum, PO Box 614 in Townsend, MT. Please visit www.stevensonwilke.com to offer the family a condolence or share a memory of Jill.