Jared Frank Welty, age 79, of Fallon passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2010 at his home.
Jared was born in Bonner, Montana on June 13, 1930, the son of Chuck and Rena Welty. He attended school in Bonner and graduated from High School in Missoula. He enlisted in the United States Army where he served during the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Bonner where he worked for the telephone company, AT&T. He married Margaret DuVall on May 22, 1953 in Missoula. Following their marriage, he continued to work throughout Montana. He then moved back to Bonner in 1963. He started working for the Bonner Sawmill. Jared and Margaret later divorced and he later married Letty Bishop in August of 1968 in Hamilton. They moved to Victor, Montana where he raised cattle while working for the Darby Sawmill. In 1984, they moved to Clarkston, Washington for five years before moving to Stevensville, Montana and in 1995 they moved to Fallon Montana where he had resided since.
Jared enjoyed woodworking, making wooden canes and supplying them to the Attic Store in Glendive. He also made card tables and end tables.
Jared is survived by three sons: Douglas (Mae) Welty of Fallon, MT; Randy (Kate) Welty of Darby, MT; and Steven (Cheryl) Welty of Corvallis, MT; a daughter, Cindy (Tom) Zinn of Huachuca City, AZ; two brothers: Lynn Welty of Bonner, MT and Mike Welty of Bonner, MT; a sister Sammy Welty of Bonner, MT; eight grandchildren, four step grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Letty Welty; a brother, Larry Welty and a sister Delores Lear.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, February 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Terry. Rite of Committal followed at the Eastern Montana State Veteran’s Cemetery in Miles City with full military honors provided by VFW Post 1579. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Miles City is in charge of the arrangements.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Published Feb. 17, 2010