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Jesse Blane Deacon


Jesse Blane Deacon, 56, passed away March 27, 2019, at his residence in Kirby, Wyo.

Born March 26, 1963, in Phoenix, Ariz., he was the son of Walter "Buck" and Anne  (Hunt) Deacon. He graduated from high school in Wickenburg, Ariz.

For most of his life he was a Master Engraver for Montana Silversmiths and was known for his design creations. He was a member of Jehovah Witnesses. He enjoyed hunting and photography. His favorite subjects were wildlife and his spouse.

In 2011 Jesse married Tara Lynn Schulz in Thompson Falls, Mont. The couple moved from Fredonia, Ariz., to Kirby in May 2018 to be closer to family in Montana.

He is survived by his wife, Tara Deacon; sons, Zane Deacon and Jordan Grantham; brother, Justin Deacon; and sister-in-law, Christine Deacon. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Memorial services will be held in Montana later this spring. 

Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting his wife with arrangements. Memories may be shared at


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