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925 S 27th Street
BILLINGS, MT 59101
Phone: 406-245-6427
Fax: 406-259-3558
Jerry Cooney

Jerry Eugene Cooney

Monday, August 5th, 1946 - Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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Jerry E. Cooney of Park City passed peacefully surrounded by family on July 11, 2019. Jerry was born August 5, 1946 in Billings, MT to Mae and Clark Cooney. One of nine children, Jerry went to school in Joliet, graduating in 1965. Jerry was drafted shortly after into the Navy as a Seabee and served in Vietnam. He then deployed to Antarctica in 1967 and was honorably discharged in 1968. Jerry started working for MDU following his service and married his long-time love, Lori Schmidt May 17, 1969. Together, in their 50 years, they had two children, Tami and Todd, and six grandchildren, who were the light of his life. Jerry cherished helping others, volunteering at the St. Vincent Hospital during retirement. Jerry was deeply patriotic, belonged to the Laurel V.F.W Post 3177, and participated in Honor Guard. He was a dedicated Locomotives fan, attending sporting events regularly. Jerry enjoyed trail riding in the mountains, hunting, and above all else spending time with family. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Mae and Clark; siblings, Clinton, Sheryl, Tom, Theodore, and Stan. Jerry is survived by his wife, Lori; daughter, Tami (Kelly) Burke of Glasgow; grandchildren, Zach, Haley (Connor), and Nik; son, Todd (Shere) Cooney of Laurel; grandchildren, Madison, Molly, and Maggie; sisters, Sue Bratlie, Nancy Zier; brother, Stephen Cooney, and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the First Congregational Church, located at 506 S. 5th Street, Laurel, MT on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Laurel V.F.W. Post 3177 or Laurel Booster Club.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    First Congregational Church
    Address
    506 South 5th Street
    LAUREL, MT 59044
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    Officiant
    Chaplain Richard Vettel-Becker
  • Interment

    Location
    Yellowstone National Cemetery
    Address
    55 Buffalo Hill Trail
    LAUREL, MT
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    1:00 P.M.
  • Reception

    Location
    First Congregational Church
    Address
    506 South 5th Street
    LAUREL, MT 59044
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    following the service

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Carmen

Posted at 11:36am
Tami and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending love, thoughts and prayers to all of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you share memories and stories about your dad. Always on your mind and forever in your heart.
JT

Jack Tuell

Posted at 10:32am
Our condolences to the Cooney family. I have memories of Jerry and I, in our younger years, of many good times hunting elk in Robinson draw, staying in the wall tent with Roger. Enjoyed seeing his beautiful red, Ford 3/4 ton pickup around town. Following the grandkids in sports in our later years together - could always count on Jerry being at the events. God Bless. Jack and Lynn Tuell
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