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Obituary: Elaine Jung Tweet

Elaine Jung Tweet
Elaine Jung Tweet

Elaine Jung Tweet, age 92, passed away on November 25, 2018 in Great Falls, MT.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 PM at the Hillcrest Mausoleum at 1410 13th St. South, Great Falls, MT. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the Schnider Funeral Home.

Elaine Marie Jung was born in Detroit Michigan on July 24, 1926. Elaine moved with her family toMinneapolis then on to Osakis, Minnesota to make their living on a farm. She attended school in Osakis and graduated from high school in 1944. She played the violin in both the school orchestra and the Douglas County orchestra and played the clarinet in the school band and quartet.

Elaine married Edwin Tweet on August 24, 1947 in Brainard, Minnesota. They had two sons, David in 1952 and Rodney in 1955. The family moved from Minnesota to Montana in 1953, living first in Conrad and then moving to Power in 1962.

Though she only had two living children, many more claimed her as “mom” as Elaine and Ed opened their home to help raise 11 other children besides their own two boys.

Elaine was a hard working woman who held many different jobs throughout her life. She had been a waitress, worked road construction as a flagger, worked at the Smoot Honey Company in Power, cleaned houses, cared for elderly neighbors and was a railroad cook for crews on the railroad lines.

She retired in 1986 and moved from Power to Great Falls. After she retired, she did some traveling with her most enjoyable trips being to Hawaii and Australia. In retirement, she also volunteered as a RSVP member playing her accordion at many nursing and retirement homes and at the Moose, Eagle, and Elk Clubs. She brought her joy of music to others and she loved to entertain. A special thanks to her music family. 

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Schnider Funeral Home website.

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