OBITUARY

Daniel Lee Jess

August 21, 1942November 19, 2018
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Daniel Lee Jess, age 76, of Ontario passed away peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior Monday November 19, 2018 at home. (Surviving spouse May McBride).

Daniel was born on August 21, 1942 to Jerry Amos Jess and Flossie Steigel Jess–McBride in Twin Falls, Idaho. He was raised and lived most of his life in the State of Montana residing in Anaconda, Butte, Bozeman, Columbus, Billings and Bridger. In 1959, he married Katherine Anita Church and had three children, Crystal, Aloma, and Scott. They later divorced. He was known for being a meticulous and talented craftsman and a gentle loving man. Throughout his life he worked as a rancher, a journeyman meat cutter – building his own meat processing plant, as a skilled mason, construction contractor – where he built many homes for himself and others. In the 2001, he married May McBride in Melville, MT. Together they fulfilled their lifelong dreams by developing a commercial Angus Ranch and living an enjoyable life filled with humor and fun.

His favorite pass times were hunting, fishing, packing into the mountains, and caring for his animals. In 2015 Dan and May moved to Ontario, OR to downsize their ranch and be closer to family and friends.

Dan is survived by his wife, May McBride, brother Carl (Mary Kay, Deceased) Jess of Anaconda, MT, his half-brother Pete McBride of Alaska; brother-in-law Lyle Cunningham (Helen deceased) of Twin Falls, ID, his children, Crystal (Steve) Gaines, Aloma (Sondra) Jess, Scott (Gloria) Jess, five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, his step-children, Linda Anderson, Brenda (Erik) Freeman, Brian (Regina) Anderson, four step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Laura (Norm), Viola (Jimmy) and Helen Cunningham.

  • FAMILY

  • May McBride, Wife
  • Carl Jess, Brother
  • Mary Kay Jess, Sister-in-law
  • Pete McBride, Half-Brother
  • Helen (Jess) Cunningham, Sister
  • Lyle Cunningham, Brother-in-law
  • Crystal (Jess) Gaines, Daughter
  • Steve Gaines, Son-in-law
  • Aloma Jess, Daughter
  • Sondra Jess, Partner
  • Scott Jess, Son
  • Gloria Jess, Daughter-in-law
  • Linda Anderson, Step Daughter
  • Brenda Freeman, Step Daughter
  • Erik Freeman, Step Son-in-law
  • Brian Anderson, Step Son
  • Regina Anderson, Step Daughter-in-law
  • Laura Bowen, Sister
  • Norm Bowen, Brother-in-law
  • Viola Barnes, Sister
  • Jimmy Barnes, Brother-in-law
  • Jerry Amos Jess, Father
  • Flossie (Steigel, Jess) McBride, Mother
  • Daniel is also survived by five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, four step grandchildren, as well as, many nieces and nephews
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Nick Grace, Active Bearer
  • Jackson Wall, Active Bearer
  • Tim McBride, Active Bearer
  • Brian Anderson, Active Bearer
  • Mike Squires, Active Bearer
  • Nicholas Gaines, Active Bearer
  • Steve McBride, Honorary Bearer
  • Guy Davis, Honorary Bearer
  • Joe Sturdivant, Honorary Bearer
  • Wayne Mahan, Honorary Bearer
  • Hal Grace, Honorary Bearer
  • Steve Gaines, Honorary Bearer
  • Don Tvetene, Honorary Bearer
  • Toby McBride, Honorary Bearer
  • Damon Jess, Honorary Bearer

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, December 7, 2018
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Biography

Daniel Lee Jess, age 76, of Ontario passed away peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior Monday November 19, 2018 at home. (Surviving spouse May McBride).

Daniel was born on August 21, 1942 to Jerry Amos Jess and Flossie Steigel Jess–McBride in Twin Falls, Idaho. He was raised and lived most of his life in the State of Montana residing in Anaconda, Butte, Bozeman, Columbus, Billings and Bridger. In 1959, he married Katherine Anita Church and had three children, Crystal, Aloma, and Scott. They later divorced. He was known for being a meticulous and talented craftsman and a gentle loving man. Throughout his life he worked as a rancher, a journeyman meat cutter – building his own meat processing plant, as a skilled mason, construction contractor – where he built many homes for himself and others. In the 2001, he married May McBride in Melville, MT. Together they fulfilled their lifelong dreams by developing a commercial Angus Ranch and living an enjoyable life filled with humor and fun.

His favorite pass times were hunting, fishing, packing into the mountains, and caring for his animals. In 2015 Dan and May moved to Ontario, OR to downsize their ranch and be closer to family and friends.

Dan is survived by his wife, May McBride, brother Carl (Mary Kay, Deceased) Jess of Anaconda, MT, his half-brother Pete McBride of Alaska; brother-in-law Lyle Cunningham (Helen deceased) of Twin Falls, ID, his children, Crystal (Steve) Gaines, Aloma (Sondra) Jess, Scott (Gloria) Jess, five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, his step-children, Linda Anderson, Brenda (Erik) Freeman, Brian (Regina) Anderson, four step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Laura (Norm), Viola (Jimmy) and Helen Cunningham.