Eva “Jeane” Bryant was born to Rex and Ruth Farrar in Mountain View, Missouri on January 13th, 1927. In 1939, she moved with her family to Harlem, Montana where she graduated from high school. After moving to Great Falls, Montana she met her husband, William “Bill” Bryant and they married on October 6, 1951. They became proud parents of four children before relocating to Billings, Montana in 1968. Jeane was engaged in supporting her children’s school activities and their teachers. She also enjoyed growing roses and vegetables in her garden. She was generous with her delicious baked treats. Later, Jeane and Bill were enthusiastic members of the antique car clubs in Billings. Driving the Model A that they restored was a favorite pastime. She loved and was active in her church, St Andrews Presbyterian, for many years.
She is preceded in death by her husband (William Bryant), son (Michael) and brothers William and Robert Farrar.
She is survived by her daughter Kayce Sorenson (Ten Sleep, WY) and sons Reilly (Anchorage, AK) and Shawn (Miami Beach, FL), three grandchildren Dawn Stolz (Havre, MT), Emmalee Will (Springfield, MO) and Sam Stellingwerf along with two brothers Clinton and James Farrar both of Great Falls, MT and several nieces and nephews.
The family especially appreciates the loving care and devotion of her nephew Steve Farrar who aided her greatly during her struggle with Alzheimer’s.
The family is grateful for the wonderful care she received at Mission Ridge during her last years, especially the kind and respectful team at Hansen Cottage.
Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Mountview Cemetery.