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B. J. Lefler (B. J. 's Metalworks)



B.J. Lefler   

MISSOULA — William “BJ” George Joseph Lefler, went to be with our Lord on May 8, 2018, at age 66 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula with family at his bedside.

BJ was born on July 28, 1951, to Joan (Mildenberger) and William "Bill" Lefler [Metalworks of Montana], who preceded him in death. He graduated Hellgate High School in 1969, then attended the University of Montana. He and Patti (Anderson) Lefler married on June 5, 1976. He was blessed with three children and two grandchildren, the highlights of his life. BJ was an avid sports fan and outdoorsman. His happiest days were spent coaching his children in their sports, on a horseback trip on Cache Creek Trail, or working his ranch with his buddies in Frenchtown. BJ was a great competitor, with a huge heart for the underdog.  He was willing to take on nearly any challenge set in front of him, and always wanted his closest friends and family along for the ride. No matter where his journey led, BJ’s faith in God was the compass he worked hardest to follow.

He will be forever remembered by his three children, Douglas Lefler, Jesse Lefler, and Christina Lefler, and two grandchildren Darren DeCoite and Avory DeCoite, his two brothers, Dave (Kim) Lefler and Rob (Toni) Lefler, and two sisters, Sandi (Dick) Shepard [A-Mechanic] and Mary (Russ) Lodge.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated, followed by a celebration of his life at Christ the King Church, 1400 Gerald Ave, Missoula, MT on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. Condolences can be left for the family at

Rest in Peace dear Friend.

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