Carla Jean Petrini passed away on March 23, 2019 in Great Falls, Montana.
She was 78 years old, born on July 7, 1940. Jean was the daughter of Andrew and Genevieve Holien.
Mom is remembered for her feisty sense of humor, unconditional love for her family, which included her dogs; Fanny, Clyde, Gracie and Molly, all of the squirrels in the neighborhood, butterflies, humming birds and let’s not forget her love of lady bugs… but only the ones with seven spots.
Mom loved people; she loved hearing your story and had a gift for making those around her feel important and loved. This gift served her well during the 25 years she spent bartending. She loved her job at Casey’s Bar and Whitefish Lake Golf Course.
On Aug. 21, 1981, mom married Stephen T. Petrini and they moved to Great Falls, where she lived for the remainder of her life.
Mom is survived by her husband Stephen T. Petrini; daughters, Ronda Thomen, Robin Winkler; son-in-law and daughter, Cary and Rena Cleland. Mom was also a mother to five step-children; LaVonne Whitaker, Richard Schultz, Lisa Tannehill, Linda Bostic and Steve Petrini; brothers and sisters, Sharon and Richard Spring, Raymond and Gail Holien, Vernon and Denise Holien, Judy Beecher and Jeff Winn Sr.; and her beloved aunt and uncle, Tink and Azelea Bacon.
Moms most beloved and greatest joy in life were her eight grandchildren, Jason, Jaymi, Aleshia, Jenna, Tim, Megan, Kaelyn and Shannon and numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mom was preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Genevieve Holien; brother, Andrew Holien; and sister, Janet Winn.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, March 26, at 1 p.m. at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1410 13th Street South in Great Falls.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.SchniderFuneralHome.com