Jacquelyn Grace Little

March 26, 1938 ~ December 19, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old


Jacquelyn G. Little, 85 passed away on December 19, 2023 at her home. She was born March 26, 1938 to Donald and Josephine Mathis in Payette, Idaho. Her family later moved to Billings where she graduated from Billings Senior High School in 1956. Jacqy was active in plays, band, drill team, Girl Scouts, and Jobs Daughters where she went on to be Grand Honor Queen. She received her acceptance letter from Montana State College in 1956. She graduated college in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Her first teaching job was in Winifred, MT. She moved to Spokane and was married in 1961. It was short time in Spokane and then back to Great Falls, MT where she worked for Etna Life and Casualty for 10 years.
Her daughter, Tracy Henderson was born in 1962 and son Scott Little in 1965. The family then moved to Whitefish, MT in 1972. Jacqy quickly got involved in extracurricular activities in Whitefish. She was a Girl Scout leader for years. She was involved in Eastern Star, Rainbow Girls, Boy Scouts, and Soroptimist. She was able to receive her 50 year pin as a member of Beta Sigma Phi in November of this year. She was a woman of service.
She owned and operated Big Mountain Trailer Court and several rentals in Whitefish. Jacqy owned and managed J&J Ventures, a large costume jewelry wholesale business along with several retail stores in Washington and Montana.
She loved to ski Big Mountain, water ski on Whitefish Lake and was a member of the Whitefish Lake Golf Course for many years. Whitefish proved to be a wonderful place to live for the remainder of her life.
She is survived by her daughter Tracy Henderson, grandson Tyler Holtet and Great granddaughter Kalea Holtet. She was preceded in death by her son Scott Little.
Funeral services will performed by Pastor Paul Hayden at the First Presbyterian Church in Whitefish, MT on January 11, 2023 at 3 PM. Austin Funeral & Cremation Services in Whitefish is caring for the family. To send online condolences please visit Jacqy’s tribute page at

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