Earl LeDesky passed away on July 19, 2014, of natural causes at the Teton Medical Center, in Choteau, Montana. Earl was 90 years old soon to be 91 as his birthday would have been July 30. He lived a very devoted life to his wife Evelyn who passed away January 27, 2012, and to his children and grandchildren. His son Terry and granddaughter Elisa live in Oak Harbor, WA and daughter Vicki Sarah and granddaughter Rachel live in San Francisco, CA.
Earl was the son of Joseph and Ragnhild LeDesky and was born in Farmington, Montana and graduated from Choteau High School. He was an outstanding athlete and played varsity football and basketball.
Both his parents have passed and his only surviving sister Jane Dale is presently living in
Earl was a man of his word with strong integrity, honesty, and an incredible work ethic. He was a modest man who did not like a fuss made over him. He was an authentic cowboy, rugged, handsome, smart, strong. His stories are his legacy and will remain in the hearts and minds of family and friends.
He was accomplished in everything he set out to do winning the respect and admiration of employers. A successful Rancher in Wyoming was his young man's dream come true. He loved the American West. Buying cattle, branding them, building fences he did it all. Unfortunately, health issues forced him to move his family off the ranch eventually to Montana. He then began his career with the US Postal Service. He worked his way up from sorting mail on the railroad from Billings to Washington state to become Sectional Center Director of Finance managing accounting for all post offices in 1/2 the state of Montana. He retired in 1976 after 20 years of service. He received many awards and commendations from the Postal Service. However, one career was not enough to provide for his family so he successfully sold Real Estate as a side job. Later in life he became an avid Golfer and could be found on many courses but recently found comfort and pleasure golfing at the Choteau Country Club. He was a scratch golfer and was proud of his 3 holes in one. An avid sports enthusiast he enjoyed cheering on his children at their sporting events.
He and Evelyn moved to Choteau five years ago from their retirement in Arizona. To return home and live at the base of the Rocky Mountain Front was another dream of Earl's. He and Evelyn are buried in the Choteau cemetery. There will be an announcement later of a memorial service to be held for his family and friends. Pastor Jason Asselstine is to officiate and his granddaughter Elisa will sing some of his favorite tunes. Earl stories will be the order of the day.
Memorials in Earl's honor may be sent to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), 383 Main Avenue, 5th floor, Norwalk, CT 06851 and Tierra Nueva Ministry, PO Box 161, Burlington WA 98233 in care of Missionary Elisa LeDesky
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