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Jean Hackett, a lifelong Baggs, Wyo., resident, died April 3, 2010, at her home following a lengthy illness.
She was 61.
Jean was born Sept. 2, 1948, in Hayden, the daughter of Orville and Zara Maxine (Cumback) Jons.
Jean spent her childhood in Baggs and attended school there. She married David Merrill in 1967, and they were divorced in 1978. She married Ransom Hackett on Feb. 20, 1981, in Baggs.
Jean enjoyed gardening, crocheting, caring for plants and loved animals.
She is survived by her husband, Ransom Hackett, of Baggs, Wyo.; daughters Glynda (J) Sheehan, of Slater, Maxine (Robert) Oberley, of Hudson, and Toni (Steve) Graling, of Gilman, Ill.; son Richard (Tracey) Merrill, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; grandchildren Savanah (Jim) Chant, Jaymie Sheehan, Hannah, Raegan, and Ethan Merrill; greatgranddaughter Kolbe Chant; sisters Janice Sherman Jons, of Sun City, Ariz., Kay Jons, of Baggs, Wyo., and brother Ned Jons, of Evanston, Wyo.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents.
A funeral service was April 8, 2010, at The Little Snake River High School with Paul Prestrud officiating.
Jake Fleming was the soloist and sang “The Old Rugged Cross.” Another special musical number was “In the Hands.”
Pallbearers were Pat Sheehan, John Clark, Ron Taylor, Ray Kunsman, Pete Corson and Jim Parrish.
Interment was in the Baggs Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Noyes Home Health Care in care of Grant Mortuary.