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Jeanette Betty Wetzel

May 11, 1943 ~ June 12, 2018 (age 75)
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Jeanette Betty MacDonald (Wetzel) age 75

In the mid afternoon of June 12, 2018, while working in her garden; Jan passed away at her home in Kalispell, Montana.    She was born May 11, 1943 to Ronald & Mary (Sharpe) MacDonald.   Jan attended grade school and high school in Kalispell and completed stewardess training in Omaha, Nebraska.

Jeanette was married to her first husband, Richard Presnell in 1963.  Two children, Jamie M. and James M. were born of this marriage.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Ronald & Mary MacDonald and brother Ronald MacDonald Jr.

Jan is survived by her sister Marilyn Smith and husband Arthur Smith; daughter Jamie Presnell-Lentz and son James Presnell; grand children, Justin Hoehn, Kaylee Presnell, Sydney Presnell, Carmen Lentz-Allen, Amanda Leonhard and Nakesha Hughes; great grandchildren, Sofia, Liam, Riley and Jameson.

Jan enjoyed traveling the world, visiting with friends and family and just enjoying life.  She loved four-wheeling, whether it was climbing the mountains near her winter home in Yuma, AZ or with friends and family back in her summer home Montana.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday June 22, 2018 at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home in Kalispell. Officiating will be family friend, Kim Manore.  A reception will follow at the Smith Valley Grange, Hwy 2 W. from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Kalispell. No grave side service will be held. Friends are encouraged to visit our website at to leave notes of condolences for the family. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home and Crematory caring for the family.


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