Don Alan Reesor

Don Alan Reesor, 65, passed away on Nov. 8 after he lost his battle with cancer. He was born in Missoula and went to school there until he was in the seventh grade, when he moved to Libby with his sister, brother and grandmother. In 1965, he moved to Boise, Idaho, and graduated from high school there. He attended the University of Montana and graduated with a degree in wildlife biology. He served two years in the army, and spent a tour in Vietnam in the infantry.

Don held many jobs in his interesting life. He helped build a church in Mexico, welded on an oil rig in the Pacific Ocean in Alaska, was a fish counter on a fishing boat in the far North and was a representative for a medical supply company in Soldotna, Alaska. He was a fishing and hunting guide and started his own charter fishing business. He also started his own medical supply company in Alaska, and ran it until he retired.

Don never liked the cold. After his retirement, he traveled around the world, staying where the temperature was always around 80. He spent time in and around Las Vegas, Arizona, the Phillipines, Mexico and even Argentina. The last six years, he would summer in Lewistown. Don always seemed to do what he wanted, when he wanted.

Don is survived by his brother, Steve, of Lewistown, a niece, Jessica (Greg) Dunc of Arlington, Wash.; a nephew, Lance (Julie) Reesor of Lewistown; and three cousins, Jessie (Dennis) Connor of Missoula, Linda (Dave) Huffaker of Polaris, Mont. and Bill (Belle) Pilgrim of Missoula.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, who helped raise him; an aunt and uncle who also raised him for a time; his mother and father and a sister who also provided a home for Don.

Cremation has taken place, a private memorial was held by the family, and no further services will be held.



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