Montana Lifekeeper Memory Quilts

Remember a Loved One

Our Memory Quilt Program gives suicide loss survivors a way to share memories of their loved one, either through physical memorial squares assembled into traditional Lifekeeper Quilts displayed at public events, or through the Digital Memory Quilt. Learn more at afsp.org/quilts

Each panel in our quilts tells the story of someone who took their life. The panels are lovingly stitched together, and the quilts are publicly displayed at Montana events to remind us that no survivor of suicide loss stands alone.

Montana Chapter currently has 2 completed quilts and are working toward enough quilt squares for a third.

Quilt #1 (click image to open in new tab at full size)

Row 1    Ranoda Jean Rowe, 4/2/74 – 7/13/89, Pat Jones • Tyrell Jay Malatare, 1/4/80 – 1/1/00, Janet Nelson and Grandma Marnie
Row 2    Lance W. Taylor , 5/26/82 – 9/29/98, Diane Taylor • Adam P. Taylor, 9/4/83 – 11/2/00, Diane Taylor • Dylan Fagan, 7/10/85 – 5/12/98, Sherry Turner • David Paul Eaton, 3/9/75 – 8/24/93, Michelle Eaton • Matthew Badger, 1/25/80 – 6/5/95, Marsha Badger • Toni Hoff, 9/21/61 – 2/13/97, Alana Barone
Row 3    Travis Lawrence Moser, 8/13/72 – 4/10/96, Linda Fleming • Nate Chute, 1980-1999, Terry Chute and Jane Kollmeyer • Kendra Rose Held, 5/27/88 – 8/20/01, Dionne Adams • Robin Annette Meech, 5/20/67 – 7/1/90, Sandy Meech • Wesley McFarland, 11/6/1918 – 5/13/66, Laila Lindberg for Marjorie McFarland
Row 4    Angela Marie Ottoson Roe, 5/31/77 – 6/4/01, Rhonda Castner • Willam Duncan Jacobsen, 1956-1999, Cynthia Jacobson • Jerry Lindberg, 6/9/1950 – 1/26/00, Linda Lindberg • Matthew Scott Duffin, 8/16/79 – 2/1/95, Terri Duffin
Row 5    Jerry Lindberg, 6/9/1950 – 1/26/00, Laila Lindberg • Richard D McFarland, 3/18/25 – 10/21/95, Rose McFarland • Jeremy Mark Young, 8/18/80 – 5/5/99, Mark and Liz Young • Brent Dale Meier, 11/11/83 – 12/31/00, Brenda Ocheltree • Jack Keeler, 1/1949 – 2/1990, Terry Sather
Row 6    Jennifer Mae, 1978 – 1993, Jan Sarasua • Carl E. Faber, 6/14/29 – 5/11/97, Lindy Faber • James Lloyd Chinnock, 7/4/64 – 1/14/01, Mary Meagher • John V. Meyer, 10/18/79 – 6/27-99, Joan Nye

Quilt #2

Row 1: Greg Fanyak, 1970-1994 Billings  • Sarah Moore, 1968-2002 (Belle Moore daughter) Billings • Alex Chessen, 1990-2013 Billings
Row 2: Kevin Daniel Zahn, 1990-2009 (Jill Wilson son) Billings • Andrew Charles Hay, 1982-2008
Row 3: Jack Clason Sanford, 1985-2001 (Mare Sanford son) Polson • Tyler Jay Hockett, 1985-2001 (Brother of Daniel) • John Paul Greni, 1977-2002 Billings
Row 4: Daniel Jeffrey Hockett (Brother of Tyler) • William Richard Brown, 1971-1990
Row 5: Trevor Mead, 1979-2011 • Unnamed blond man holding salmon, he looks about 40 • Daniel Dean Habel, 1975-2002

Submit a Square in Honor of Your Loved One

You don’t need to have sewing or other special skill to make a quilt panel.

Download our helpful instructions to develop your quilt square. We are actively seeking additional squares for Montana’s 3rd quilt.

Montana Chapter Memory Quilt Instructions