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Obituary - Josephine 'G. G.' Briere Smith

Josephine "G. G." Briere Smith passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Aug. 27, 2017, at Northern Montana Care Center.

She was the sixth child of nine born to Joe and Louise Briere in Chinook, Montana, Aug. 20, 1937.

Josephine was a familiar face at the Giveaway House, where she volunteered for years. She enjoyed visiting with friends and family; people watching; and crocheting.

Josephine was preceded in death by her husband, Rocky Smith; son Greg Briere; and five siblings.

Josephine is survived by her children Rose Liberty, Louise (Dennis) Schaub, Rick Johnson, Deanna Jackson, Joe Briere and Kyle; her grandson Delbert Briere whom she raised; brother Mickey Briere; sister Maida (Keith) Sorkness; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life and scattering of ashes will be held at a later date.

Please visit her online memorial page at to leave a message of condolence for her family.


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