Jacque Ellen Hermanson passed away in the early morning of Jan. 13, 2019. In the days preceding her death, she was in the company of family.
Jacque was born 91 years ago in Helena, Mont., to Maude and Merle Carpenter. During the big 1935 Helena earthquake, she was knocked off a stool as she was helping with home decorating. She was proud to grow up in the house her father had built. She enjoyed climbing on Sugarloaf hill. She went to Jefferson and Central schools, and graduated from Helena High School.
Her early work experience was as a waitress at the Wishbone Cafe. While working at the cafe she met a cab driver that became her husband, Alfred “Hermie” Hermanson. They were married for over 65 years. They had one son, Mike.
During her life, Jacque lived in many parts of Montana and a few years in Gillette, Wyo. She returned to Helena seven years ago to be near family. She was fortunate to live in Helena with Mike, his wife June, and their children’s families.
Jacque’s pleasures in life included games with family, dogs, garage sales, puzzles and reading books.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Jean; and husband, Hermie. She is survived by her son, Mike (June); grandchildren Gene (Jen) and Chanda (Phillip); and great grandchildren Ellee, Corgan and Sawyer. She also survived by brothers, Jim (Phyllis) and John (Arlene); and many nieces and nephews.
Many thanks to the staff of St. Peter’s Hospital, Cooney Home and St. Peter’s Hospice for the care given to Jacque. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jacque’s name to: Montana Youth Leadership Forum, 1617 Euclid Ave., Suite #1, Helena MT 59601. Please visit www.aswfuneralhome.com to offer the family a condolence or share a memory of Jacque.