We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary
Fern Jordan Stene was born in Miles City, Montana, in May 1934. She was the daughter of William Carl and Helen Neuhardt Jordan. Fern was raised on the family ranch at Brockway, Montana. After graduating from Circle High School in 1951, she moved to Billings to attend cosmetology school. In 1953, she married Andrew Stene, Jr. in Miles City. They lived in Billings, where they raised their family. After many years of marriage, they divorced.
Fern worked as a cosmetologist, owning several beauty salons in Billings. She finished her career working at First Interstate Bank.
Fern is survived by her younger sister, Lydia Johansson of DeKalb, Illinois; her daughter, Marleen Stene-Trout (Robert Trout) of Aurora, Colorado, and their children and spouses, Jordan Elizabeth Trout (Mark Frandsen) of Denver, and Jackson Trout (Danielle Runck) of Bozeman; son Bill Stene (Sabra Stene) and their children, Andrew, Amanda, Alex, Sam, Jon and Will, all in the Billings area; son Jason Stene and his children Alayna, and Jase, and great-grandson, Darius, all of Billings. Fern is survived by her former husband, Andrew Stene; numerous nieces and nephews, Karen Lange, Jeri Sorenson, Bobbie Ann Lobsen Gutcher, Billie Jo Henry, Blaine Gutcher, Caryle Jenrich, Cheryle Lallatin, Angela Johansson, Tina Johansson, Karen Jordan, Karl Jordan and Bob Chambers. She is preceded in death by her parents; older brother LeRoy Jordan; and sister-in-law, Janet Jordan.
Fern was a great mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, and a great cook. She enjoyed entertaining, crocheting, doing hardanger and embroidery, painting with watercolors, completing crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and reading.
Fern died on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at her home in Billings, Montana, surrounded by her family.
Funeral services will be on Monday, May 23, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary and Crematory, 1001 Alderson Avenue, Billings, Montana 59102. A viewing will begin at 10 a.m., with the service following at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens immediately after the service. The Reverend Sheri Fry of Denver, Colorado, will conduct the services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Montana Rescue Mission, PO Box 3232, Billings, MT 59103, or visit: montanarescuemission.org. The service will be livestreamed.
She will be greatly missed, and always loved.
Grandma’s kitchen — where cookies are made, and grandchildren are spoiled. Jon Stene.