Shirley Jean Kautzman Moots

Thursday, June 27, 2019
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The beautiful Shirley Jean Kautzman Moots left us on the morning of June 23, 2019 in Hazen, North Dakota. Shirley was born to George and Amelia Zeigler, Katuzman on June 21, 1948. Shirley completed their family which included sisters, Rosalie and Ella Mae and brother Harry, making their home in St. Xaiver, Montana.

first attended school at the St. Xavier Mission School where her strong faith was obtained. Shirley then completed her elementary and secondary schooling in the Hardin, Montana school system. Shirley graduated from Hardin High with the Class of 1966. Immediately following graduation, she was employed with the Big Horn County Welfare Department and following that as a Deputy Big Horn County Clerk and Recorder. Shirley married Ray Moots in 1970. In 1974, Jeff and Jana joined the family followed by Greg in 1977.

In 1983, the family was transferred to College Station, Texas. While living in College Station, she worked on the campus of Texas A&M University in the entomology department. Shirley enjoyed Texas and made many lasting friends. In 1996, the family transferred back to Hardin. In 2002, Shirley and Ray moved to Hazen, North Dakota where she resided until her death.

In Hazen, Shirley took up the game of golf, played a monthly bonco game with a group of friends, and served over six years on the Knife River Care Center Home’s Foundation committee. She once again made many lasting friends. Her real love was her family, flowers, stray cats, bowling, golfing and the North Dakota clean landscape.

Shirley is survived by husband, Ray of 49 years, son Jeffrey, daughter Jana (Scott) Rupnow, and son Greg (Jenny), four grandchildren: Caden and Jade Rupnow and Brekken and Everly Moots. Also, her sister, Ella Mae Paschal and brother Harry (Linda) Kautzman. She also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceeded in death by her mother and father, sister Rosalie (Hayden) Boeckel, brother-in-laws Bennie Paschal, Bill Moots and her father-in-law William Moots and niece › Jennifer Kautzman.

If friends would like to make memorials, please consider the Bismarck Cancer Center. Bismarck, ND and the Sakakawea Hospice, Hazen, N.D. (both have links to use). She received excellent care from both.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Friday, June 28 in the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rite of commital will follow in the Hardin Fairview Cemetery. Bullis Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements.