Leone Lufborough passed away peacefully on December 20, 2019 at Holy Rosary Extended Care facility in Miles City, MT. She was born to Easton and Mary (Pribble) Rowton on the family ranch at Mosby, MT, on November 17, 1925. She was the oldest of four children. Sisters; Leta (Pollard), Esther (Kawulok) and Brother Everett.
Leone attended country school at Mosby, MT. for 8 years, 3 years at Winnett High School and transferred to Garfield County High School in Jordan, MT. and graduated in 1943. There she met Jack Lufborough and married him on April 9, 1944 prior to him serving in the Army during WWII. To them were born 3 sons, Donald, Lynne (Viny) and Jerry. Leone and Jack made their home in Jordan until they moved to Miles City, MT. in 1973.
Leone worked for several different office jobs until 1967, when she passed her state boards and become a Licensed Practical Nurse and spent 30 years working in healthcare. She worked at the Garfield County Hospital, the Holy Rosary Hospital, and the Veterans Affairs Hospital and for Home Health. She especially enjoyed elderly people. After she quit nursing she worked until she was 86 years old for Tab Fleming at the Bus Depot.
Leone has four grandsons, Damian, J.D., Mike and Beau, two granddaughters; Page (Edwards) and Teal, along with numerous great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack, both her parents and all three of her siblings, and her oldest son Donald. She is survived by her sons Lynne (Viny) and Jerry Lufborough.
Leone lived a very healthy and active life right up until the time of her death. She was a very avid sports fan including watching and traveling to all of her sons sports as well as watching sports on TV. She would watch basketball, baseball, golf and especially tennis.
Leone was very fond of her pets. Sometimes she had birds, fish, cats and dogs and often all of the above at the same time. She lived a very healthy and active life right up until the time of her death, maintaining her special wit and sarcasm. Leone was very fond of the VFW and of all the special friends that she hung out with.
Any donations or memorials are requested to be given to the VFW in Miles City.
Graveside services will be held on December 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eastern Montana State Veterans Cemetery in Miles City. Condolences to the family may be sent by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com.