Jane Therese Hoverson


Jane Therese Hoverson, 55, of Billings, formerly of Jordan, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at the Billings Clinic, due to complications of diabetes. Her family was by her side.

She was born on Sept. 1, 1958, in Billings, the daughter of Melvin and Norma Gallinger Hoverson. She grew up in Jordan and graduated from Garfield County High School. 

For most of her adult life she lived in Miles City, and retired from Friendship Villa due to health issues after 20 years of dedicated service.

In 2008 she sold her home in Miles City and moved to Billings to be with family. In November of 2011 her health declined yet again and she moved to Billings Health and Rehab Center, where she lived until her death. She made many loyal friends there, being the good and kind person she was, helping people whenever she could.

She loved to garden, being part of the Miles City Garden Club for many years. She also loved to travel and made many fun trips with her mother to see parts of the United States. Her dream was always to see Scotland, but never got the opportunity.

She also loved to read, and in later years when her eyesight failed, she read many books on tape and spent many hours reading her Bible on tape. Her faith was a large part of her life and she loved Bible study. She grew up in the Lutheran faith and converted to the Catholic faith later in life.

Nothing was more beloved to her than her cats, Kate and Patches. They provided her with many years of companionship. She studied genealogy and loved learning about her family history. Family was everything to her and she loved her nieces and nephews so very much. Time spent with them meant the world to her. Her greatest legacy would be her kindness to anyone and everyone. She would give anything she had to anyone who needed it, even if it meant she had to do with less.

Her survivors include her mother: Norma Hoverson of Billings; her sisters: Halle (Duncan) McDonald of Jordan, Laurel (Charles) Noland of Huntley and Sally Hoverson of Billings; a brother, Glen (Cindy) Hoverson of Pulaski, Wis.; her nieces and nephews:  Amberlyn Hoverson, Sarah Ruth Hoverson, Beth Hoverson, Paul (Allison) Hoverson, Donald (Amber) McDonald, Scott (Mega) McDonald, Tony O’Connor, Roberta O’Connor, Brian (Kathy) O’Connor, Stacy Noland (Andy) Dean, Becky Noland (Pat) Schlauch, Portia Hoverson, Sarah J. Hoverson, Lexie (David) Reed, Douglas (Sarah) Hoverson and Kaci Hoverson; 26 very loved great-nieces and great-nephews; and a dear lifelong friend, Barb Guesanburu David.

Predeceasing her were her grandparent; her father, Melvin; and her brother, Paul.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 3, 2014, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Jordan. Funeral services will be Friday, April 4, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Jordan. Interment will follow in the Pioneer Cemetery in Jordan.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting:  www.stevensonandsons.com.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice or towards the purchase of a headstone.