John William (Jack) Briggs 1918-2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

ST. GEORGE, Utah – Jack Briggs passed away at his winter home in St. George, Utah, on May 19, 2018. He was born Sept. 30, 1918, in McKinnon, Wyoming, to John Briggs, Jr. and Florence Mayer Briggs.

Jack is survived by his wife, Allowee Heiner Briggs, sons Scott (Betty) and Cordell (Starla), and daughter, Marcene (Burke Hamilton).

Jack was preceded in death by his daughter, Valaine, and his three brothers.

Jack and Allowee were married in Manila, Utah, in 1940, and later sealed in the LDS temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. They ranched in McKinnon, Wyoming, before moving to Dell, Montana, in 1949 to establish the Briggs Cattle Ranch with Jack’s father, his three brothers (Harold, Dick and Hugh), and their families. In 1979, the couple retired to Polson, Montana. They started to enjoy their winters in Saint George, Utah in 1998.

In 2015, Jack was inducted into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame celebrating the people who have made an impact on Montana’s western heritage. That night, Jack danced with his eternal sweetheart at the Cowboy Ball. Jack and Allowee celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary in 2017. Jack and Allowee love and enjoy 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and three great-greatgrandchildren.

Viewing will be at 6 p.m. May 29 at Brundage Funeral Home, 300 S. Atlantic St, Dillon, MT.

Memorial Services will be at 11 a.m. May 30 at the LDS Chapel, 93 Hwy 91 South, Dillon, MT.

Recent birth at Barrett Hospital and HealthCare:

May 19 – A baby girl to Shayne Hartzog and Adrianna Deel of Dillon.