Benefis Peace Hospice Received Gift of More Than $49,000 from Late Great Falls Resident

The late Mary Jane Newcomb’s final act of generosity is having a great impact on the Great Falls community—Benefis Peace Hospice is one of 13 charities that received $49,230 from Mary’s estate in 2017. This gift will help Benefis Peace Hospice to provide compassionate care to terminally ill patients in a comfortable, home-like environment.

“We are very thankful for Mary Jane’s devotion to supporting our community, and especially for including Benefis Peace Hospice in her will,” said Marilyn Parker, Executive Director of the Benefis Foundation. “This important gift will help ensure the services offered at Benefis Peace Hospice will remain available far into the future, and for that, we are incredibly grateful.”

Benefis Peace Hospice is dedicated to doing whatever is necessary to create a compassionate, comfortable, and caring environment for patients who are experiencing a terminal illness and in need of 24-hour care. The Peace Hospice Residential Facility provides 20 large, private rooms with all the comforts of home.

Mary Jane (Fey) Newcomb was born and raised in Great Falls, and was a happy-go-lucky person who cared deeply for others. The Great Falls community was very important to her, and she was intent on making a difference in it by giving generously through her will. Mary Jane chose to give to charities that she was passionate about and knew would help many people. Mary Jane passed away at the age of 94 in 2016.

For more information on planned giving options with the Benefis Foundation, call (406) 455-5840.