Jesse Howard Cleverly (76) was welcomed home peacefully on April 18th, 2020, with his family by his side and in his heart. Jesse was born on August 6th, 1943 in Butte, Montana. Growing up in the Mining City sparked his lifelong career at the Anaconda Company Concentrator and Montana Resources. Jesse started working in 1965 and retired in 2010, making numerous lifelong friendships throughout the years.
Jesse was known for “fixing” almost anything he could get his hands on, whether it was broke or not, as he enjoyed staying busy and working with his hands. He also spent many years traveling with his wife Myrle Cleverly, close friends and family. Jesse had a special bond and love with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren over the years. His love for Montana and the outdoors showed through his yardwork, barbequing, and accompanying his grandchildren and great-grandchildren on any back yard adventure they chose.
Jesse was known for making the room filled with laughter and he never missed a good cocktail hour. He loved to host any and all get-togethers at his and Myrle’s house up on the hill. He was sure to make sure everyone always had a cold drink, a good meal, and never let a guest do the dishes.
Jesse was welcomed into heaven by his brothers Chuck Cleverly, Tony Cleverly, Tommy Cleverly, Louis Frazier (brother-in-law), and Mattisyn (great-granddaughter).
Jesse is survived by his wife, Myrle Cleverly, children; Rhonda Staton (Todd), Bill Windham (Ann), Mike Windham (Tammy), and Terry Windham (Darci). Siblings; Martha Frazier, Francie Cleverly, Garland Ashe, and Audrey Frazier. Grandchildren; Jordan Bair (Zack), Amanda Peterson, Lynsi Peterson, Jeff Windham (Kim), Christopher Windham (Rachae), Jennifer Windham, Kristie Windham (Stacey), Michelle Windham, Sherree Jones (Matt). Great Grandchildren; Jaxon Bair, Hayes Bair, Leah Windham, Lexie Windham, Harrison Windham, Ali Windham, Carson Windham, Lane Jones, Carlee Jones, Kiera Yerkich, Dani Staton, and Jeff Staton.
A celebration of Jesse’s life will be held at a later date with family and friends. The family thanks you for the continuation of prayers and love, and a special thank you to A-1 Ambulance and Katie Haxby(RN) for their amazing care to Jesse and the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Memory of Jesse H. Cleverly to be made to Highland Hospice or charity of choice.
Please visit below to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Jesse. Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Jesse and his family.