Leah Marie Mee Folio passed way on July 11, 2019. Leah was born August 24, 1936 to Johnny Mee and Josephine Sullivan Mee. Raised a proud and true Butte Irish girl, she was able to see Butte in some of its glory days. She enjoyed spending her summers in Helena with her “Gram” and namesake, Aunt Leah. After high school graduation she attended Carroll College and graduated in nursing with the Class of 1957. Upon graduation she worked in several hospitals in Butte until she found her dream job with MHD which changed names several times before becoming MSE-TA. It was there she forged many lifelong friendships; she truly loved going to work every day. In 1988, she was voted Employee of the Year by her peers. A huge thanks and hats off to all the healthcare workers and nurses everywhere and to everyone who touched her life including Dr. Yates, Compassus Home Health, Compassus Hospice, Senior Solutions and, of course, the entire staff at The Springs of Butte. You were all a very important part of her life. Leah loved nothing more than to have a great cup of coffee (black of course) and crochet an afghan. Many of us were blessed when we received an afghan from her.
Leah is preceded in death by both parents, Gram, Aunt Leah, her daughter Tina, sister Patty, brothers Jack and Jim.
She is survived by sister Jody, daughters Karen (Bill), Kathy, son Marty (Mayme). Grandchildren TJ and Jamie, Leah and Mary, and Marty.
Please join us in a celebration of Leah’s life on July 20, 2019 at the East Side Athletic Club Hall starting at Noon.
Memorials may be made to the Sharon Chadwick Memorial Nursing Scholarship at Mt Tech or any animal or rescue shelter or to the donor’s choice.
Please visit buttefuneralhome.com to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Leah.
Mom, it’s been fun, rest in peace and I will meet you in the clearance aisle in 10.