Jan 13, 2014 10:30 AM by Obituary
Mr. Gerald "Jerry" Thomas LaMere, 66 passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014 in Butte. He was born on February 8, 1947, in Rocky Boy to Thomas LaMere and Bertha Descharme.
Jerry received his education in Helena and then in Twin Bridges Children's Center. He joined the Army shortly after completing school. He was stationed in Germany. After his military tour he moved to Butte and took auto mechanics at the Vo-Tech. He later began his career working construction and building bridges across Montana.
Jerry worked as a concrete finisher for most of his life and was a member of the Plaster's and Cement Mason's Union #119. He worked for many contractors large and small and was concrete foreman on most jobs. In his four decades on jobs he trained many men in the art of finishing concrete. His confident attitude inspired all of us to work smarter.
When Jerry came back to Butte after his discharge from the Army he met Candy Craig and they had two children, Paul and Malissa.
Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Thomas LaMere and brothers Wayne, Ron, and Mark LaMere.
Surviving relatives include his loving companion Linda Leutschaft, mother Bertha Descharme, son Paul (Lisa) LaMere, daughter Malissa LaMere (Ed Wilcox), special (daughter) niece Kelly (Scott) Argeris, step-children: Michael Clark, Jennifer Bajovich, Kimberly LaBuff; grandchildren: Brad Rice, Anthony LaMere, Raquel, Chelsea and Cheyenne Rosales, Dean (Terry) Brown, Alishia (Kevin) Swanson. Great-grandchildren: Hailey and Jayce Brown, Landon and Parker Klimpel and Layla Rosales. He is also survived by his siblings, Pete LaMere, Sr., Marilyn (Albert) Silva, Patty (Dave) Pearl, Susan (Doc) Watson, Marty (Kim) Laney, Raymond LaMere, and Gail LaMere and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by aunt Jean Descharme and uncle Charlie Descharme and many friends too numerous to mention.
Jerry loved to camp, fish and hunt. He loved the outdoors, especially his special place in Glen, where he always enjoyed himself and made all family and friends feel welcome. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and were touched by his loving but firm ways.
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 1:00PM in the Duggan Dolan Chapel. Private family placement of ashes will take place at a later date. Memorials are suggested to a Veteran's Organization or to a charity of donor's choice.
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