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Eileen Jacobson Kucera

Eileen Jacobson Kucera, 89, of Billings, who had worked as a legal secretary and for Realty House, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012.

She was born on Aug. 31, 1922, in Hettinger, N.D., the oldest of four children born to Oscar and Myrtle (Wetmore) Jacobson. She graduated from high school in Baker in May 1940.

She married George Basil Kucera on Feb. 9, 1942, at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Buffalo, N.Y. While he served in the Navy, she and her daughters, Helen Ann and Mary, returned to live with her parents in Fort Peck.

After the war, the family lived in Glasgow. In 1950 they moved to Forsyth where they resided until 1973. They moved to Billings in 1973, where she was employed as a legal secretary and worked for Realty House.

She retired in 1982. Mr. Kucera died on April 20, 1980.

For more than 60 years, she created crocheted afghans, embroidery and needlework pieces which were given to family and friends.

Survivors include a brother, James Jacobson of East Wenatchee, Wash.; children, Helen Ann Moore of Fort Lupton, Colo., Mary Snyder of Minnetonka, Minn., Jeanne Spannagel of Forsyth, George Jr. of Laurel, Barbara Fink of Lennox, S.D., and Cindy Urbaniak of Billings; 19 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

A family service will be held later with private burial in the Forsyth Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cremation and Funeral Gallery.

Eileen Jacobson Kucera

Eileen Jacobson Kucera, 89, of Billings, who had worked as a legal secretary and for Realty House, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012.

She was born on Aug. 31, 1922, in Hettinger, N.D., the oldest of four children born to Oscar and Myrtle (Wetmore) Jacobson. She graduated from high school in Baker in May 1940.

She married George Basil Kucera on Feb. 9, 1942, at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Buffalo, N.Y. While he served in the Navy, she and her daughters, Helen Ann and Mary, returned to live with her parents in Fort Peck.

After the war, the family lived in Glasgow. In 1950 they moved to Forsyth where they resided until 1973. They moved to Billings in 1973, where she was employed as a legal secretary and worked for Realty House.

She retired in 1982. Mr. Kucera died on April 20, 1980.

For more than 60 years, she created crocheted afghans, embroidery and needlework pieces which were given to family and friends.

Survivors include a brother, James Jacobson of East Wenatchee, Wash.; children, Helen Ann Moore of Fort Lupton, Colo., Mary Snyder of Minnetonka, Minn., Jeanne Spannagel of Forsyth, George Jr. of Laurel, Barbara Fink of Lennox, S.D., and Cindy Urbaniak of Billings; 19 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

A family service will be held later with private burial in the Forsyth Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cremation and Funeral Gallery.

 

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