Scholar and local handyman John Vital Jaumotte’s love of the land didn’t come to an end with his death. John passed away on June 8th, 2023, at age 70, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his legacy by cherishing the rolling Montana hills and mountains for generations to come. John was born in Bozeman, Montana to Vital John Jaumotte and Irene Jesse (Graybeal) Jaumotte.
Having received a position on the MSU Dean’s List with a 4.0 average in Agriculture, John received the great honor to represent the state of Montana at the World’s Fair Ag Challenge in Saskatchewan of ’92. John had a strong work ethic and took pride and excellence in whatever he undertook, whether it be as a professional equipment operator or a ranch hand all across the state, alongside his late brother, Jim. He and John especially took pride in their own custom hay business, filling orders for ranches surrounding Gallatin County. He also worked for Ernst and Thurman’s Hardware in Bozeman. In the last 20+ years of John’s life, he greatly enjoyed being a department manager at Kenyon Noble, having developed a multitude of loyal customers and friends along the way.
John is survived in spirit by his wife of 25 years, Tammie Graber-Jaumotte, and 23 year old daughter, Jessica Leigh Jaumotte. At such a young age, Jessica is very honored to be inheriting his house as her very first starter home. Any contributions to his family would be greatly appreciated as Jessica works to repair the house and support her widowed mother.
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