Jody (Jo Ann) Roth, age 61, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019 in Rapid City, SD from complications of a heart condition.
Jody was born on November 8, 1958 in Upton, WY to Clarence Henry (Dick) and Jeanette Sargent. Her family later moved to Chinook, MT where she and her eight siblings spent their childhood and where she later met the love of her life, Randy Roth.
Jody graduated from Chinook High School. She and her high-school sweetheart Randy were married on July 31, 1976. They later had three children Stacey, Kristen, and Cory.
The family then moved to Fort Benton, MT in 1987 where they spent most of their adult life.
Jody served her community as the co-chair of the local Fort Benton Summer Celebration as well as the President of the Community Improvement Association for multiple years.
Jody was an accomplished businesswoman and loved her work. She served as the Medical Administrator for the Emergency Physicians in Great Falls and also ran her own successful billing and coding business, as well as serving as a business administrator for multiple other businesses. She valued her education and continued to expand it as her business grew. At one time she was one of the only registered RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) in Montana. Jody valued hard work and loved her career; she was forced to retire for medical reasons in 2018.
She and Randy moved to Rapid City where they ran a small c-store, deli, station for their ‘retirement’. Jody loved baking and meeting with the customers. She was beloved by all that she met.
Jody’s personality was infectious. She was fun and always the center of the party. Children of all ages loved her. Her quick wit and great sense of humor made her endeared to everyone. She was the glue of the family and she made whomever she was with feel as if they were the most important person in the world. She was a very giving and generous person. She loved giving gifts to family and friends. She loved to cook and bake, and even made the wedding cakes for family weddings. It is impossible to encapsulate such an incredible woman in short text, she was exceptional. She was a very strong woman. She would face adversity with a positive attitude and she loved well.
Jody’s family was her life. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, siblings, and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Her grandkids were everything to her and she was so proud of them. She has touched each of their lives, she had such a special bond with each of them.
Jody is survived by her husband of 43 years and soul mate, Randy Roth. Her children; daughter Stacey (Ryan Utterback), her daughter Kristen (Dan Moman), and her Son Cory (Megan) Roth. Grandchildren; Dawson, Avaree, and Axten Utterback (Stacey); Cazden, Corben, and Polaris Moman (Kristen); and Adeline Roth (Cory). Siblings; Sisters Kathy (Dale) Zoteman, Carol (Don) Sorenson and Darcy (Eric Dawson) Sletvold. Brother Richard (Bobbie) Sargent, Brother-in-law Wes Stearns.
Waiting to welcome her into the gates of heaven; Grandson, Sawyer Utterback, Parents, Dick and Jeanette. Siblings Joyce Bryant, Martha Stearns, Devone Sargent, Janie Sargent. Nephews Shane Bryant and Edward Sargent, and brother-in-law Gary Bryant.
Jody was a special spirit and so very cherished and loved by friends and family. The wonderful memories of her will be with us forever. She will be sorely missed.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am at the Presbyterian Church in Chinook, MT on December 28, 2019. Funeral arrangements by Wilderness Funeral Home in Chinook, MT.