Jerry James DeWeese, 85, of St. Marie, Montana passed away December 14, 2019.
Jerry was born in Bonner Springs, Kansas on November 10, 1934. He was the only son of Thelma Marie DeWeese. At the height of the Korean War, Jerry joined the Navy at the age of 17, December 3, 1951. He completed the Radio Operator Training. Upon arrival in Korea, he was assigned to the Marines and went in with the first wave of troops. He decided to become a professional military man. He was a part of the regular navy but transferred to the nuclear submarines. He was part of the UDT and the Beach Jumpers where he distinguished himself.
When he retired from the service on June 2, 1971, he worked a variety of jobs and ended up at Pima Community College running the AV Department. This was where he met his wife, Leith Howard DeWeese, they shared 43 wonderful years.
Preceding Jerry in death is his mother, Thelma Marie DeWeese.
Jerry is survived by his wife Leith; daughters Dori (Todd) Carney and Dina (Jon) Norby; son, Bruce (Teresa) DeWeese; grandchildren: Kella Norby, Nate Norby, Aubrey Norby, John Carney and Kayla Carney.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 20, 2019 at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. A reception follow services at the Cottonwood Inn in Glasgow, Montana. Condolences may be left for the family at bellmortuarymontana.com.