Affectionately known as Jay passed away in the family lake home in the loving care of her husband and best friend James F. Edwards on Aug. 14, 2017.
Jay was born in Missoula on Oct. 16, 1941, the daughter of James Margaret Pierce. Jay worked with her mom Peggy at the Missoula 4B’s before settling in Stevensville, where she and her husband Jim owned and operated a family grocery store and raised their three children.
Jay loved to golf, bowl, fish, raise exotic birds, garden and loved to hunt for huckleberries with her kids.
Jay is survived by her brother Jimmy Piece, three wonderful children, Jimmy, Kimberlee and Jenny; six grandchildren, Austin, Brandon, Paul, Mikayla, Mariah and Jessica. Jay will be missed by all that knew her!
Private service and celebration with family to be scheduled.