Leon Robert Jette, 56, Army veteran, died Thursday, April 17, 2003, at his residence after a long battle with cancer.
Cremation has taken place. He will be interred at the Fort Harrison Cemetery at a later date. There are no services planned at this time.
Leon was born Jan. 20,
1947, in Missoula to Francis and Helen (Might) Jette. He was raised and educated in Missoula
and received a GED. He entered the Army on Nov. 24, 1967, and served in Vietnam and later in Germany as a heavy equipment operator. He was discharged in 1973. He entered into the U.S. Army Reserves and was a noncommissioned officer. He later received his commission and in 1993 Leon retired from the reserves as a captain.
In 1969 he married Dottie Glass in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The couple moved to several places while in the military finally settling in Helena. The couple later divorced.
After the divorce Leon moved to Oak Harbor, Wash. He worked in life insurance sales after the Army. He moved to Havre in December of 2002 to be closer to his son and daughter-in-law.
Leon enjoyed drawing, woodworking and fishing. He was a member of Mt. Vernon VFW Post No. 933 and Havre VFW Post No. 497.
Leon was preceded in death by his parents, Francis A. and Helen T. (Might) Jette.
Survivors include his daughter, Michelle (Kerry) Reeder of Chandler, Ariz.; son, Joseph (Tracey) Jette of Havre; sister, Myra (P.J.) Judge of Sumner, Wash.; brothers, Carl (Della) Jette and Alan (Connie) Jette, both of Mt. Vernon, Wash.; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Memorials in Leon's honor may be made to Bear Paw Hospice, C/O Northern Montana Hospital, 30 W 13th Street, Havre, MT 59501 or Disabled American Veterans, 1032 19th Street, Havre, MT 59501.
Services and arrangements are under the direction of Holland and Bonine Funeral Home in Havre.