Daniel Lee Jess

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Daniel Lee Jess, age 76, of Ontario passed away peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior Monday Nov. 19, 2018 at home. (Surviving spouse May McBride) Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 p.m. June 2, 2109 at the Clarks Fork Baptist Church at 116 South C St. Bridger, Montana. 

Condolences may be made to Daniel’s family at www.shaffer-jensenchapel.com.   Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. 

Daniel was born on Aug. 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. 

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, Montana. 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, Oregon, to downsize their ranch and be closer to family and friends.

Dan is survived by his three 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.

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