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Joene M. Rahn

June 10, 1938 — August 22, 2021

Joene M. Rahn, 83, passed peacefully at her ranch home on Sunday, August 22, 2021. She was born in Kalispell, MT on June 10, 1938, to Charles and Schalene Criger. Her father, Charles, was a Northern Pacific transport driver for many years and was working in Kalispell at that time.The family came back home to Livingston and lived on what was known as Stump Island. They later moved to the Five Acre Tracts near Merrill Lane. Joene was an only child but lived close to her double cousins, John and Jim Criger. They were like brothers to her and she was very close to them throughout her life. Joene attended Livingston schools graduating from Park County High School in 1957. She had many friends including her lifelong friendships with Charlotte (Churchwell) Erpenbach and Charlene (Speak) Frazier. She was part of the Park High Twirlers during her high school years. Soon after graduating from high school, she married Walter Adams and they became parents to Kevin and Cheryl. Sadly, Walter passed from cancer at age 26 leaving his young family. In 1963, Joene married Charlie Rahn. Their daughter, Sandy, was added to the family in 1964. The family resided on the Rahn ranch property east of Livingston.Mom learned to knit at age 14 and so enjoyed it throughout the years. She made slippers, sweaters, socks, dish cloths, scrubbies, and over the last several years, teddy bears for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes that are distributed to needy children internationally. She was very talented and her work was beautifully done. She loved crafting in general, including petit point, making pillow cases, cross stitch, and quilting. She collected dolls and enjoyed knitting clothes for them. Over the years she entered many of her items in the Park County Fair. She loved her flower planters, and the many hummingbirds that visited her feeders. She enjoyed visiting both Glacier and Yellowstone Parks with her family. Joene and Charlie visited Hawaii three times over their nearly 58 years of marriage. She enjoyed attending Park High basketball games and was an avid fan. She loved scrapbooking and took her time to decorate the pages beautifully and journaled on them as well. Joene had many dogs and a few cats over her life and deeply loved her fur babies. She was a long-time member of Park County Pioneers and Secret Pals. She loved the beauty of the ranch and was at peace living in Montana.Joene was known for her gentle spirit, her genuinely brilliant and welcoming smile to all that she met, including strangers. She loved to visit with people and made you feel loved. She was compassionate and checked on others to see how they were doing. She loved her family and Livingston Christian Center church family dearly. She treasured her grandchildren, attending their sport activities and band concerts locally. She wished her Michigan grandchildren lived closer to see them more often. She wanted her kids and grandkids to be happy and rejoiced their recent wedding and engagements. Joene is survived by her husband, Charlie Rahn; son, Kevin Adams (Rick), of San Leandro, CA, and daughter, Sandy Rahn-Gibson (Rick) of Livingston; grandchildren, Curtis (Alyssa) and Chris (Jessica) both of Michigan, Meghan Gibson (Jordan) of Livingston, and Shane Gibson, currently of Mankato, Minnesota, where he attends Minnesota State University; cousin, John Criger (Linda) and family of Colorado; cousin in-law, Myrtle Criger and family of Canada. Joene was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Schalene Criger; first husband, Walter Adams; aunts, Hazel Reed and Helen Lee; daughter, Cheryl Adams; and cousin, Jim Criger.There will be a celebration of Joene's life at 4 pm, on Thursday, September 2, at Livingston Christian Center. Memorial donations in her honor may be made to Livingston Christian Center, Operation Christmas Child Ministry, 1400 Mount Baldy Drive, Livingston, or Stafford Animal Shelter, 8 Business Park Rd, Livingston.Franzen-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.
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