Delores Delaine Journet, 80, of Libby, passed away Nov. 16 in Great Falls of natural causes, surrounded by family, and her two fur babies.
Delores was born in Red Oak, Iowa, on Jan. 19, 1939, to Vespar Melvin Henderson and Grace Irene Bartlett Henderson.
She was one of 11 children in a family that included seven girls and four boys.
Delores met and married her husband — and best friend — William E. Journot in Great Falls. They moved to Libby in 1966 where they raised their family.
Delores loved working in her yard, caring for her plants and flowers, doing jigsaw puzzles, and spending time with family, friends and her four-legged babies, Quincy and Cricket.
Delores was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Journot, and her grandson, William Edward Escudero.
She is survived by her children: Roxanna L. Escudero (Andy) of Libby; Trashae L. Mirador (Maurino) of Great Falls; and Jeannie M. Journot (Steve) of El Dorado Springs, Mo.
She also is survived by her brothers: Jack Henderson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Gary Henderson (Bonnie) of Fremont, Neb.; Michael Vance (Patti) of Oceanside, Wash.; and her sisters: Rosemary Henderson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Ginger Henderson; and Christine Lease of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. She is survived as well by her grandchildren: Andres M. Escudero of Libby; Travis J. Escudero of Boise, Idaho; Timothy D. Journot of Great Falls; Anthony Mirador (Theresa) of Havre; Christopher Mirador (Ariel) of Great Falls; David Journot (Mikayla) of Lamar, Mo.; and Emma Meyer (Brennan) of El Dorado Springs, Mo.; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Other survivors include her best friend, Barbara Wilburn (Bob) of Libby.
There will be a celebration of life to follow in the spring or summer of 2020.