Jerry Moore was born on December 1, 1942 in the Pioneer/Gold Creek area of Montana. Jerry sadly passed away from natural causes at the age of 76 years old on May 1, 2019 in Deer Lodge, surrounded by family and friends.
As a young man Jerry moved to Deer Lodge and was employed as an underground phosphate miner and later as an employee at the Powell County Courthouse. Jerry was a true Montana man and loved the great outdoors. Some of Jerry’s greatest joys were hunting and fly fishing. He also enjoyed football and was an avid 49er’s fan. Jerry was known for his generosity, loved to tease people, and had a great laugh. Jerry married Peggy Hodge and had three children: Tammy, Penny, and Jenny. The couple later divorced.
Jerry’s closest living relatives are his three daughters: Tammy, Penny, Jenny (Joe). Jerry has four grandchildren: Drake, Logan (Gabriela), Leah, and Landon; as well as two great-grandchildren: Gracee and Madison. Jerry is also survived by his brother Larry (Madonna) and close friends Joe and Shelly. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents: Andy and Jennie, his brothers: Ray and Lee, and his sisters: Bonnie, Winnie, and Bertie.
Family and friends will be celebrating Jerry’s life and scattering his ashes at a later date.
Jerry will be deeply missed and remembered always.
Robert J. (Bob) Newman
Robert J. (Bob) Newman, May 29, 1937 - May 8, 2019.
Robert J. Newman peacefully left this world to be with his lord on May 8 at the Madison Valley Manor in Ennis. Bob was born May 29, 1937 in the Deer Lodge Valley to Dick and Rowena Newman. The oldest of five children, Bob spent his younger years romping the hills surrounding Emery Mine and along Cottonwood Cr. He attended schools in Deer Lodge, graduating from Powell County High School in 1957. Bob married his first wife Carla Salmonsen later that year and from that union, three daughters were born. They were later divorced. In 1974, Bob married Mary Lou Rowe who survives. From that marriage, Bob gained five boys and another daughter.
Throughout his life Bob worked hard to provide for his large family, working in the logging industry, at the Roundhouse for the Milwaukee Railroad and LP until his retirement. Bob spent his spare time snowmobiling, skiing and sailing with his large brode. He also spent a good amount of his time helping local ranchers with their farm equipment. This is where his love in restoring old tractors grew. Papa Bob could also be found tromping the hills of his childhood when the opportunity presented itself, which usually involved an overnight stay at the Emery cabin with a couple of grandkids in tow.
Bob was able to achieve two of his lifetime goals during his time on this earth. First was a pilgrimage to then Yugoslavia, where war broke out while there and later going through the locks in Panama.
Bob was a religious man who attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Deer Lodge and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ed and Dick Newman, sister Geraldine Newman, and most recently, his nephew Craig Newman.
Survivors include: sister Patty Walston, daughters Margie (Gordon) Edsall, Gerri (Harvey) Newman and Jean Thoma. He is also survived by stepchildren: Rick (Irene) Rowe, Brenda (Adrian) Keene, Ron (Susan) Rowe, Randy (Robin) Rowe, Ray (Laurie) Rowe and Roger Rowe. Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Dad was a simple man and his wish was to leave this world in a simple manner. A memorial and luncheon to honor Bob will take place May 16, 2019 at the Community of Christ Church Annex at 11 a.m. One of dads last wishes was for everyone to gather, share a story or two and eat lots of ham and potato salad.
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