“The Secret to Life is Chickens” is a lovely remembrance of Jean Rocker that appeared recently in the Flathead Beacon (Nov 3, p. 31). It can be viewed in digital form at https://flatheadbeacon.com/e-edition/11_03_2021/mobile/index.html#p=31. The family has announced that no services are planned. They suggest that instead of sending flowers, folks “send remembrances to Audubon Society of Kalispell [Flathead Audubon], the Montana Land Reliance, or the Nature Conservancy.”
Jean was a founder of Flathead Audubon and the Bigfork Christmas Bird Count, and took bird education into our local schools for FAS for 15 years. In 2013 she was presented with Flathead Audubon’s Conservation Achievement Recognition for a lifetime of contributions to conservation and conservation education (March 2013 Pileated Post). For more on Jean’s service to Flathead Audubon see “Remembering Jean Robocker” on page 7 of the September 2021 Pileated Post.