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JoAnn W. (Whetham) Counts

December 21, 1946 ~ September 8, 2020 (age 73)


JoAnn W. Counts, 73, of Livingston, Montana, passed away Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 at the Billings Clinic surrounded by her loved ones. Cremation has taken place at Franzen-Davis Crematory. A private family graveside memorial will take place at Mountain Viiew Cemetery.

JoAnn was born on December 21st, 1946 in New Rockford, North Dakota to Martha Veen and Bill Whetham.

In 1966 she moved to Montana. On July 8th, 1971 she was united in marriage to Russell E. Counts. The marriage was blessed with a blended family including 7 children. They shared 37 years of marriage before Russell’s passing in 2008.

JoAnn enjoyed gardening, playing guitar, camping, crossword puzzles, canning, and traveling to see her family. She dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren.

JoAnn is survived by her children, Shonna (Larry), Terry (Anna), Brian (Brenna), Webster (Jennifer), Becky (Lance), Eddie (Misook), Lorri; 6 siblings, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

JoAnn is preceded in death by her husband, Russell; daughter, Michelle; son in law, Steve; granddaughter, Vicky.

Franzen-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements. 


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