In memory of

Jacob “Jake” Anthony Stuart, age 21, of Clancy

August 25, 1992 – August 11, 2014

Jacob Anthony Stuart passed away peacefully on August 11, 2014.  Born in Great Falls on August 25, 1992, Jake spent most of his school years in Conrad where he had many friends and enjoyed participating in football, baseball and wrestling.  He moved to Helena during his junior year of high school where he met many new friends.

Jake had a zest for life and a loving heart.  He tried to make everyone around him happy and cared deeply for his friends and family.  Jake enjoyed playing in the outdoors; snowboarding, hiking, camping, folfing and he most recently began wild land fire fighting.   A fearless participant in these activities, Jake could perform amazing tricks on his snowboard and rode the bus from Conrad to Showdown Ski Area every weekend while growing up.

Jake is survived by his parents Greg & Tammy Stuart, brother Gregory Stuart and sister Jessica Stuart, grandparents Tim & Jeri Tromble, Joe & Jan Davis, and Dave & Kathy Washbourne, Auntie Rosemary Fowler and cousin Josh Fowler.  Hailing from a large family, Jake is survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins who he loved very much.

A Viewing will be 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 16th at the Helena First Assembly of God Church, 2210 Dodge Ave; with a Celebration of Jake’s life that will start at 1:00 p.m. There will be a reception following the service in the social hall of the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd floor, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 or at  in Jake’s name.  Please visit below to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Jake.


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  1. George's Distributing says

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family and friends of this amazing young man. He will be truly missed by the George’s Distributing family.

  2. Alicia and Cooper Dailey says

    Our thoughts and prayers for the friends and family of Jake. So sorry for your loss.

  3. Mary (Offerdal) Klette says

    I was lucky enough to know Jake as our resident “pool rat” at the Conrad pool when I lifeguarded in high school. Although he didn’t always follow the rules – and arguably had more fun egging us on than actually swimming – he definitely made every day more exciting. We missed him on the days he didn’t show – he really was such a good kid! All of us lifeguards loved him. In my mind he will always be the fun-loving, energetic little freckle-faced heartbreaker from the pool. My heart goes out to the Stuart family and all of Jake’s many friends. He will be greatly missed.

  4. Debbie Hicks says

    Thoughts and prayers from the entire staff at Pure Bliss Cycles in the passing of Jake–so sorry for your loss.

  5. Judy Ktterling says

    Sending thoughts and prayers.

  6. Tom and Vickie Ophus Family says

    Our hearts break for your lose. Jake was a great kid full of energy and fun. Our prayers are sent to you. May God comfort you during your lose.

  7. Chris Ellis Family says

    Our deepest sympathy to your family. We always enjoyed Jake and his spunky personality. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you – God Bless

  8. Diana Agre says

    Jake was in my class in fourth grade at Prairie View School. He was full of energy and such athletic ability. I remember talking to Tammy many times about his interesting stories. He had a flare for life. He will be missed by all of his Conrad buddies. Please know friends care and are keeping you close in our thoughts and hearts.

  9. Sandy Shirley says

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  10. Shari Gianarelli says

    We are holding you tightly in our hearts. Being parents and siblings who have traveled this path I want you to know that we are always here to help. If I could give each of you one gift it would be an extra pair of hands to wipe your tears, hug you when you feel like you will fall apart, and carry the burden of grief when it’s simply too much to bear. Jake was a spirited individual who made an impact on many, that is clear. I hope you find comfort in all of the love surrounding your family now.

  11. Kim Hofstad says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss.. Jake brought such an energy wherever he went. I really enjoyed him when he was at Prairie View. God be with you all..

  12. Sam Knobel says

    I love you man. Rest in peace. I will never forget the countless nights we stayed up talking about all those crazy deep thoughts. Jake truly had a good soul and will always be with us in spirit. Thank you Jake for all the great memories, I will never forget you man.

  13. Valerie Kellogg says

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I enjoyed Jake when he was a student at Prairie View. He always had a smile and a personality that was genuine and fun. My deepest sympathy on the loss of your son.

  14. Clair Danielson says

    I was glad to know Jake. I’m glad that he was a good friend to me. I wish he didn’t leave us so soon but at least I have all the memories and pictures. Jake man I’m gonna miss our talks at 3 am about anything and everything. I’m glad you were always there for men to talk to man. I’ll miss you.

  15. Dana Dansereau says

    My thoughts and prayers are with the many family members and friends that are mourning the loss of someone so special. May God give you all the strength to get through this tough time. RIP Jake

  16. Lisa Campbell says

    I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. Jake was a fantastic, funny and loving young man. My daughter Olivia and Jake were close buddies…and I still can picture Jake coming in the door with Olivia…with that adorable grin.. usually up to something. We will miss him for so many reasons. I wish for the right things to say ..but there is nothing right about this. God please look after Him. And his family.

  17. Todd Gianarelli Family says

    We are so sorry to here this. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  18. Janette (Henke) Racki says

    Words can not describe how sorry I was to hear about the loss of your son. Greg, Tammy and family – you are in my thoughts and sending prayers for you all to find the strength to get through this horrible loss. So sorry…

  19. Andi Moore says

    I didn’t get to know Jake very well when he worked for us for a short time at BCBSMT. I know that he and Jess are very special to Rosemary and Josh! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and if there is anything I can do to help during this VERY difficult time, please let me know. Rosemary and Josh, I hope you know how much I care about you!! I’m so sorry for your loss!!!!!

  20. kelly lafountaine says

    I met jake at hhs. We shared so many laughs. I will never forget his little devious smile. He was always making everyone laugh and smile. His friendship was one I held close. He never ceased to lend a.kind word. My heart hurts knowing that he left so young. I am praying for his family.

  21. Krista Keiper, Bryce and Kelci Watterud says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family; and, the huge circle of friends that Jake has! Jake was one of those kids – full of energy, full of life, ready for a new adventure at any moment! He had a smile that lit up wherever he was, and, with a hint of “uh-oh, what is he planning now!” I will never forget his attitude on the football field! Awesome young man you raised Tammy and Greg! We will miss him! But, we know God has a special plan for him! May God, family, and friends hold you close through this difficult time!

  22. Joni Lutman says

    Cannot even put into words how much my heart aches for the entire grieving family during this time. May you always remember the wonderful times and amazing memories made together. Lots of prayer and love to the family. Take time each day to remember the angel now watching over each of you.

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  25. Earnestine and ray davis send love says

    Jacobs blood runs thru our veins too and I enjoyed meeting him a few times before you moved from Cut Bank, when Ray and I was married still. He was a little shy then but so cute.
    Our with you as parents ourselves. Feel our arms around you all.
    LOVE Aunt Earnie and Uncle Ray and Terry and Tonya

  26. Earnestine and ray davis send love says

    HOPE YOU GOT OUR MESSAGE I did something wrong I think sorry

  27. Dawn Busch says

    Dear Greg and family,
    I am so sorry for this unexpected loss. I’m sure no words can help, but prayers go out to you for comfort and peace. May God hold you all in His strength!
    Love, Dawn, Brett, and Jackson Busch

  28. Betty Offerdal says

    Dear Tammy & Greg and Family,
    Today may you find comfort, peace and hope for God is present to walk with you, care for you and guide you and the days ahead. We are praying for you and remembering Jake.

  29. Terri Losey says

    Dear Tammy and Greg,
    I cannot know how you hurt. My mind stops itself when I start to go there. The loss of a child is THEE one thing every parent knows they should not endure. My prayers are with you. I wish I could help in any small way. There is the saying ” Only the good die young”. I do believe when God calls someone home when they are so young it is for a special purpose. I know that he was met there by our family and friends who have gone before him. Please take comfort from that and feel Grandpa and Grandma’s heart and hugs around you both at this time. You raised a great kid and can be proud knowing that! Rest in Peace Jake.

  30. Kendall griggs says

    Jake was full of life and always questioned the world, something we did often in English Class. As a student he was eager to share his opinion and never afraid to argue his point of view. His classmates appreciated his honesty and his big smile. He was strong willed and charasmatic and will be missed. Thoughts and prayers with Tammy, Greg and Jessica.

  31. Barney & Linda Cargile says

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. We’re so sorry for your loss. May God surround you with his peace and comfort. Much love to you.

  32. Pamela L. Eller says

    Our condolances during this difficult time

  33. Pamela L. Eller says

    Our condolances during this difficult time.

  34. Teresa Enger says

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  35. Jim and Gerry Bonser says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort knowing others care.

  36. Michael, Jamie, Kasey, Sean Brownell says

    Our thoughts are with your family.

  37. Jeremie and Kay LaBarre says

    Greg, Tammy, Gregory, and Jessica:
    We are so sorry to hear about Jacob. May you feel the presence of God wrapping his arms around you to help comfort you in a very difficult time. We remember Jake’s enormous grin as others have mentioned. Without any words, his smile almost insinuated him saying, “Wait and see what I do next” or “Come on, you know I am right”. He was full of energy and seemed to be always having a great time as he made other people around him happy and smile as well. It was a pleasure to know, teach and coach Jake. We are thankful for the memories he provided us with his zestful, energetic and fun loving personality.

  38. Carol Gunderson says

    Dear Greg, Tammy, Gregory, and Jessica

    I have thought of your family often since you left Conrad and remember Jack well–he had a great smile and that twinkle in his eye was irresistible. Much love sent your way!

  39. courtney luethje says

    Jake was a most spectacular person who i had the honor of getting to know so very deeply. He was truly an amazing, caring and deep, deep soul who had such a way about him that was unmatched by any other. I cherish the many memories we shared and even though it hurts now i am so thankful for the time i was able to spend with him. Jacob was such a unique person and will be missed by many. Rest in Peace. I know you’re watching over all of your loved ones “Only the good die young”.

  40. courtney luethje says

    – as said by Jake himself

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