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314 Church St. | P.O. Box 12
Stevensville, Montana, 59870
Phone 406-777-5711 | Fax 406-777-0181
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Melvin J. "Mel" Leonard

Born: Wed., Dec. 13, 1939
Died: Fri., Jul. 7, 2017


Visitation

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 11, 2017
Location: Whitesitt Funeral Home & Cremation Service


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jul. 12, 2017
Location: Whitesitt Funeral Home


Graveside Service

12:00 PM Wed., Jul. 12, 2017
Location: Sunnyside Cemetery


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Stevensville - Melvin Leonard was born in Elkton, Maryland, December13, 1939. After graduating from North Syracuse High School, New York, he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. He married his wife of 43 years, Geri, in Phoenix in 1974. In 2004, the family moved to the Bitterroot Valley where Mel enjoyed ranching, gardening and socializing with friends. After moving to Montana, Mel discovered that there were 9 months of winter and 3 months of company each year. Mel was preceded in death by his parents and his son and daughter. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Friday, July 7, 2017. He is survived by his wife Geri and his grandson Earl. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Visitation will be at the Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville on Tuesday, July 11, 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

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