Jeanne R. Webb

March 12, 1927


Jeanne R. Webb of Fairfield passed away peacefully of natural causes, January 1, 2022 in her home.  

Jeanne was born in Great Falls on March 12, 1927 to Ethel and Ted Westerland.  She graduated from Great Falls High School where she was editor of the society section of the school newspaper.  After graduation Jeanne attended Virginia Intermount College for Women where she enjoyed English classes and writing.  She then attended College of Great Falls continuing her interest in writing.  

Jeanne married Phil Ryan and moved to Missoula.  Phil and Jeanne had two children, Mike and Kate.  She moved back to Great Falls where she was employed at the Rainbow Hotel. In 1960 she married Jack Fry and moved to Spokane, Washington and later to Camino Island, Washington.  Jeanne returned to Montana and married Elwood Webb, lived on the Webb Ranch and in 1997 Jeanne and Elwood moved to Fairfield.  

Jeanne loved to read and spent many hours enjoying her favorite authors.  She also enjoyed writing and wrote biographies of her father, son and daughter.  

Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, so Mike Fry, daughter Kate Fadness, brother Teddy Westerland, brother Gary Westerland, and husband Elwood Webb.  She is survived by her granddaughter RoyAnn (Jay) Wolfe of Whitehall, great granddaughters Keslie and Brynna Wolfe and great grandson Clay Wolfe.

By Jeanne‚Äôs request there will be no funeral or memorial service.  Her ashes will be buried next to her daughter at Sun River Cemetery.

A very special thank you to Ruth Mortag  and Gayle Sander for the time and care se gave Jeanne.  They made it possible for Jeanne to remain in her Fairfield home.  

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