Jennie Harriet Hanson, age 90, born October 30, 1928 went home to be with Jesus Monday, April 1, 2019. Jennie was born to Nora and John Tennyson October 30 1928 and raised on the family farm in Huntley MT.
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She shared many stories about helping her mother run the farm. Jennie attended Billings Senior High and Eastern Montana Normal School (MSU-B) receiving an elementary education degree teaching in Jardine and Shepard MT. Jennie and Carl Hilmar Hanson married on August 12, 1948. She raised 3 children in Billings.
Jennie spent many summers cooking for church events and camps at Camp on the Boulder. So many friendships developed and grew as Jennie and Carl operated their Round Barn Restaurant in Red Lodge, MT for 20 years. She really enjoyed entertaining friend and hosting Bible studies in her home. Jennie loved the Lord and her Evangelical United Methodist Church family. Birdwatching, painting, baking and wintering in Arizona were also favorite pastimes. She had a great love for life as she served others.
Jennie is preceded in death by her husband Carl and great granddaughter Ireland Hanson. She is survived by her brother Thomas Tennyson, daughter Carol and (Earl) Prewett, Sons Mark (Patricia) Hanson and Collin (Patty) Hanson. Grandchildren Jim (Jeannette) Prewett, Nancy (Hunter) Gough, Kevin (Jessica) Hanson, Laura (Justin) Jackson, Mindy (Michael) Megerth, Katie Hanson. Jennie also is blessed with 11 great grandchildren.
Thank you to the Staff at MorningStar Senior Living for their loving care.
Memorial service will be Monday, April 8, 2019 at 11:00am at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 345 Broadwater Ave. Billings, MT. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Evangelical United Methodist Church. Condolences for the family may be shared at smithfuneralchapels.com.