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Jean Ann Sedivy, 81

| June 30, 2024 12:00 AM

Jean Ann Sedivy, 81 of Columbia Falls, passed peacefully on June 19, 2024. She was born in Whitefish, on June 8, 1943, to Marvin (Bud) Knapton and Irene Voigt Knapton.

She was raised in Whitefish, with her parents and three younger siblings, Patricia "Patti" Sanderson, Mary Knapton, and Bill Knapton. She attended Whitefish High School, and married Clifford Lee Sedivy in 1963, at the St. Richard Catholic Church in Columbia Falls. Together, they had three children, Scott, born in 1964; Mark, born in 1967; and Lisa, born in 1973. Jean opened "Hair by Jeannie" in Columbia Falls. Her specialty was doing "shampoo and sets," but she also did a lot of perms in the '80s. The business ran from 1980-1996.

Jean enjoyed camping and fishing in her early days, cooking, shopping, gardening, and later spent much time with her friends doing quilting/crafting and other church functions. She and Cliff spent time traveling to see the grandkids in Idaho until they both could no longer. They enjoyed each other’s company and would frequent their cabin up the North Fork to cook a hot dog and pick a few huckleberries. Jean liked watching Mark’s boys catch fish and play on the lake. She was always ready with a great lunch for everyone to enjoy. Jean spent most Sundays attending church service as well as volunteering at the St. Richard Catholic Church in Columbia Falls. 

She is survived by her sister, Mary Knapton; first son, Scott Sedivy; second son, Mark Sedivy; daughter, Lisa Sedivy Hoskins; grandsons, Zachary Sedivy, Damon Sedivy, Cameron Hoskins; granddaughters, Meredith Hoskins, Madison Hoskins; chosen family and beloved friends. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cliff; parents, Bud and Irene; brother, Bill; sister, Patti; and niece, Karen.  

A mass of Christian burial will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 8, at St. Richard Catholic Church, 1210 Ninth St. W., Columbia Falls. Inurnment to follow at St. Richard Cemetery, Talbot Road, Columbia Falls. To send online condolences, please visit the website