MISSOULA — Jennifer, 42, passed away due to complications of cancer Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at the hospital surrounded by many loving family and friends.
She was born March 12, 1975, in Butte America to Neil and Jenny Duddy, joining brother, Tony. The family moved to Missoula when Jennifer, or Beeze (as her mother nicknamed her), was three years old. She went to Hellgate Elementary and Middle School and then attended Big Sky High School. She met the love of her life, Clint Roberts, when they were freshman and they started dating when they were sophomores. The high school sweethearts got hitched in 1998. Their son, Sim, was born in 2001, and daughter, Kyla, was born in 2007. Being a mother came naturally to Jennifer and her children were the greatest joy of her life.
Jennifer loved the great outdoors and was always up for an adventure. Some of her favorite things to do were garden, go boating and enjoy the lake, and snowmobiling. She and Clint lived in Florence but bought a cabin in Philipsburg and went there as often as possible, spending time with great, new friends. Always playful at heart and a little mischievous, she and her friend, Michelle once stole Clint's Chevelle for a little joy ride with the kids in the backseat singing, "Breaking the law, Breaking the law!" and sent him pictures.
The love of her kids, her creativity, and her ability to get the job done kept her busy in the Florence community through many projects including the Booster Club, 4-H, the Florence School homecoming parade float for the football team, and special projects at the school.
Jennifer is preceded in death by Grandpa Raynor Roberts.
She is survived by her husband, Clint; children, Sim and Kyla; mother, Jenny, of Kansas City, Missouri; father and step-mother, Neil and Dorothy Duddy of Butte; brother, Tony (Linda) of Kansas City, Missouri; step-siblings Tina (Ty) Locke, Dianna (Michael) Watson, Tony (Melissa) Stensrud, and Kristie Sternod, and Families; father-in-law, Gary Roberts; mother-in-law, Lois (Glenn) Merkel; brother-in-law, Mark Roberts; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews; and many treasured lifelong friends.
A celebration of her life will be at The Lolo Peak Arena, 16175 Highway 12 W. on Friday, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at 406familyaidfoundation.org to support the Roberts family.
Special thanks to the Florence community, Western States Fire Protection, and The Community Cancer Center for their support.
Jennifer was beautiful, smart, talented, funny and always fun to be around. She is loved by all and will be greatly missed.