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Jack Briggs

September 30, 1918 — May 19, 2018

John William (Jack) Briggs St. George, Utah - Jack Briggs passed away at his winter home in St. George, Utah, on May 19, 2018. He was born September 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, great-grandchildren.
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