Tom Coffman

GREAT FALLS —Tom Coffman, 57, of Great Falls, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at his home.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church followed by interment at Highland Cemetery and a reception at the church. Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Tom was born January 7, 1959 in Choteau to Willis and Sharon Coffman. While he was still very young, the family moved to Great Falls and eventually into the house that he and DeeAnn took over and raised their family in. He graduated from CMR and attended college in Bozeman, Missoula and finally, Havre, where he and DeeAnn met. They were married in August of 1983 and after 6 years were blessed with their first child, Kristen. Four years later, another blessing in the form of a son, Casey, completed their family. Tom considered his family to be his biggest blessing and enjoyed showing both of his children and somewhat reluctant wife, his love of the outdoors including golfing, fishing, hunting, archery and camping. He was happiest either outdoors or in the kitchen cooking for anyone who would appreciate it.

Tom started working at a young age, but finally started his career with Thomas, Dean, and Hoskins Engineering in 1992 where he made many new friends. Because of his love for having a good time and generous nature he was instrumental in planning an annual company golf day that created many memories and stories to tell.

Tom was very social and found people to visit with as he attended many sporting events at CMR, tailgating with the Great Falls Bobcat boosters, and various Boy Scout events. Tom was active with Great Falls Troop 4 and a longstanding member of the Lewis and Clark District Camping Committee.

He was loved by many and survived by his wife, DeeAnn; daughter Kristen (Jess) Rago of Billings; son Casey of Bozeman; parents Willis and Sharon Coffman of Red Lodge; sister Linda (Arnie) Knight of Billings; and brother Don, whose home is wherever his RV is parked. He was also loved by many extended family members too numerous to mention.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Wallace and Jeanette Maxwell and paternal grandparents, Elmer and Stella Coffman.

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Robin Jimenez

Robin Lynn Jimenez, 44, of Great Falls, a retail customer service representative died at her residence on Monday, December 19, 2011 of colon cancer.

Funeral Liturgy will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Friday, December 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Robin Lynn Jimenez, of Great Falls, lost her valiant battle with cancer on December 19, 2011, at the age of 44. Robin was an inspiration to all who knew her. Despite the numerous rounds of chemotherapy, she never allowed it to get in the way of doing the things she loved. Robin continued to be a devoted mother, life partner and friend. She always put others ahead of herself, despite how terrible she might be feeling. “I can’t” was never a part of Robin’s vocabulary!

On July 19, 1967, Robin was born to John and Catherine Jimenez in Newark, New Jersey, later graduating from Frank H. Morrell High School in Irvington, New Jersey. From the time she was a child, Robin possessed a zest for life, always looking for the next adventure. Robin’s son James was born in 1995 and she loved him with all her heart and soul. She was James’ biggest fan and supporter. In 2000, Robin and James moved to Great Falls to begin a new life together with her partner Jack Polich. At that time she became actively involved in the school community at Holy Spirit Catholic School, as well as a strong supporter of Boy Scouting. Whenever asked, Robin was there to help in whatever capacity was needed—from assistant den mother at Pack 14 to popcorn sales coordinator for Troop 1, to chaperoning one of the many fieldtrips and activities at Holy Spirit. Robin was an accomplished chef, baker, cake decorator, seamstress, artist, and yes, even hunter! Every Halloween she created new costumes for James. Robin loved to travel and enjoyed serving as a tour guide for her Montana visitors. She loved to be busy!

In addition to her son James McGary and life partner Jack Polich, Robin is survived by her parents, John E. Jimenez of Union, NJ, and Catherine Jimenez of Plainfield, NJ, sisters Katy Jimenez and Susan Jimenez of Palmerton, PA, and brothers John Jimenez and David Jimenez, both of Plainfield, NJ.

Memorials to Holy Spirit Catholic School or Boy Scouts Troop 1 are encouraged.

Robin’s light and love will be deeply missed by all those fortunate enough to have shared in her life.

Memorials may be left at the website for Schnider Funderal Home.