October 28th, 2020
Leighton Arthur “Lee” Jewell
Leighton Arthur “Lee” Jewell, 64, died Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at Deer Lodge Medical Center.
He was born March 6, 1956, in Butte, to Clayton and Marguerite Jewell, a birthday present to his mother.
The family moved to Deer Lodge in 1964. He was educated in Deer Lodge schools, graduating from PCHS in 1974.
Lee attended Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon, graduating with a degree in Mortuary Science. He then joined the family business, Jewell Funeral Home, in Deer Lodge, with his father and brother-in-law.
Lee and Joy Hamilton were married May 19, 1979, and later divorced. Together they had three children: Stephanie, Stuart, and John. Lee was very active in the Deer Lodge Community. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1810 in Deer Lodge, serving as funeral secretary for many years, a 4th Degree member of Thomas Francis Meagher Council #585 in Anaconda. Other involvements included the Rialto Theatre, Powell County Progress, Trustee of School District #1, and presently Chair of Deer Loge Medical Center. Lee was elected Powell County Coroner in the 2014 general election after serving as Deputy Coroner for 26 years.
Survivors include his daughter, Stephanie; grandsons, Oscar and Otto; son, Stuart (Erin); grandchildren, Tristan, Jerrika, Alex, Kaiden, and Emily; son, John; grandson, Jason; sister and brother-in-law, Cecilia “Cele” and John Pohle; nephew, Greg Pohle; and family in Billings.
In honor of Lee Jewell, memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.
Please visit www.buttefuneralhome.com to offer a condolence or share a memory of Lee. Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Lee and his family.
Dorothy June Lyman
Dorothy June Lyman, third daughter born to Howard and June E. Lyman, died Friday, October 3, 2020. Dorothy was born in Great Falls on October 24, 1944. The family moved to the Ideal Creamery in the Deer Lodge area when Dorothy was small. All of her schooling took place in Deer Lodge.
Most of Dorothy’s adult life was spent in Portland, Ore. There, her longest job was as a secretary for an iron workers union.
In September 2019, ill with Parkinson’s and dementia, Dorothy moved to Thompson Falls. There she lived in a small assisted living home, with excellent care and love a part of each day. This is where she died.
Dorothy is survived by younger sister Ruth Lyman (Neil) Dana, one aunt and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A small family service has taken place at Hillcrest Cemetery. Dorothy’s ashes were buried in the family plot along with two sisters and one niece.
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