Jacob Lindley "Jake" Harmon (1921 - 2014)

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Jacob (Jake) Lindley
Harmon passed away in
Bozeman, Montana on June
4, 2014 at the age of 92 at
his home at the Bozeman
Lodge. Throughout his life
he seemed to create a cherished
memory with each
person he touched.
Born in Milan, Missouri
on September 15, 1921, Jake
was the first child of Golda
B. Harmon and Ernest L.
Harmon. On September 24,
1923 he became the older
brother to Francis Leighton
Harmon. Jake's early years
were spent on his dad's
farm helping with chores,
trapping for income and
living a farm kid's life.
In 1942 he enlisted in the
United States Marine Corps
and served in the South
Pacific during World War II,
achieving the rank of 2nd
Lieutenant. After the War,
he enrolled in Kansas City
College of Osteopathy and
Surgery, graduating from
medical school in 1950. On
June 10, 1948 Jake married
Alice Elizabeth Futty and
later became the father of
two children, Victoria Carol
Harmon and Jeffrey Jay
Harmon.
Throughout his career,
Jake practiced family
medicine in Lakewood and
Englewood, Colorado,
until his retirement in 1992.
He was a member of the
American Osteopathic Association.
Jake joined The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latterday
Saints and enjoyed
the many blessings that it
brought into his life. On
July 15, 1981 Jake married
his second wife, Nancy
B. Peery, and became
the beloved step-father,
grandfather, and friend to
her children and grandchildren.
A year later he and
Nancy were sealed together
for time and all eternity in
the Jordan River Temple.
They moved from Littleton,
Colorado to Hemet, California
in 2001 to be closer to
family.
Throughout his life, Jake
was steadfastly devoted to
his family and to people
who needed medical care.
Jake was known for his
witty sense of dry humor,
was a great listener and a
wise and pensive man, but
seldom offered his advice
to others unless asked to
do so.
Jake was an avid golfer,
teacher of life, fly fisherman,
and a gourmet cook.
He taught all of his children
what they most wanted
to know, and in his caring
way, achieved an endearing
status among them. For this
reason, his earthly presence
will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his
daughter, Victoria Carol
Faeo of Wasilla, Alaska; his
son, Jeffery Jay Harmon
of Bozeman, Montana;
his step-daughter, Janelle
Brown of Temecula, California;
his step-son, Donald
Eyssen, of San Marcos,
Texas; and his two grandsons,
Skylar and Jordan
Brown; his nephew, David
L. Harmon; and his nieces,
Pam Shippam, Janet Ross,
and Cathy Romero. Jake
was preceded in death by
his wife, Nancy B. Harmon;
brother, Francis Leighton
Harmon; and niece, Carrie
Harmon.
A service and celebration
of his life will be held in
Hemet, California on Monday
June 16th at 11:00 a.m.
Interment will follow at Riverside
National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family
has requested a donation
be made to the Parkinson's
Disease Association, 500
15th Ave. South, Great Falls,
MT 59405.
Arrangements are in the
care of Dokken-Nelson
Funeral Service. www.dokkennelson.
com
Funeral Home
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 587-3184
Funeral Home Details
Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from June 19 to July 18, 2014
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