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Peggy Maichel
July 31, 1928 ~
August 05, 2018
Date of Service: August 14, 2018

Edward Komara
October 16, 1943 ~
July 30, 2018
Date of Service: August 16, 2018

Ronald Brandt
June 10, 1946 ~
June 27, 2018
Date of Service: August 25, 2018

Thomas Halpin
August 15, 1935 ~
May 19, 2018
Date of Service: August 26, 2018

Evelyn Halpin
August 14, 1937 ~
July 23, 2018
Date of Service: August 26, 2018

Joe Litle
October 1, 1921 ~
August 11, 2018

Doris Carr
September 11, 1934 ~
August 01, 2018

Steven Christensen
August 2, 1961 ~
July 28, 2018

Pamela Whitmore
November 7, 1953 ~
July 28, 2018

Angie Anderson
April 9, 1971 ~
July 27, 2018

Gary Hagen
December 31, 1940 ~
July 24, 2018

Louise Hires
June 10, 1937 ~
July 24, 2018


Jacoba 'Cobi' Leo

April 16, 1917 ~ April 01, 2018

Service: June 10, 2018 2:00 PM
   Location: The Bozeman Senior Center

Jacoba “Cobi” S. Leo passed away April 1, 2018.  She was born April 16, 1917 in Sassenheim, Holland.   She grew up sailing and camping with her friends on the canals.  Her father owned a tulip farm and she sometimes traveled to the U.S. with the family on business trips.  Before WWII she was the director of a preschool in Den Dolder, Holland.  The preschool closed due to the war and she aided in the anti-Nazi efforts.

After the war Cobi was in the United States visiting her brother, John, and met Bob Leo on a train to New York.  Bob and Cobi corresponded for a time and eventually married in Italy in 1949.  They were married for 68 years. 

They moved to different places in the US before settling in Bozeman in the early 60’s.  Cobi started the Country Flower Shop with Marguerite Kirk and was active in the local garden club.  She enjoyed gardening, pets, trying new recipes, and traveling the world with Bob.  She also enjoyed singing Dutch nursery rhymes to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was a good cook and enjoyed hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve dinners for the family.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Leo; younger brother, John Kapteyn; daughter Joyce (Robert Lee); son, Brian Leo (Kathleen Brossoit); grandchildren, Mike (Jami) Lee, Sara (Rick Wollum)Lee, Larry (Sammie Dalton) Lee, and Mary (Josh) Thompson; great-grandchildren, Foster Lee, Molly, Zoe, and Lilly Center, and Abigail, Emmett, and Clara Thompson; and nieces and nephews, Bruce Kapteyn, Amy Welch, Joyce Smalley, Diek Kapteyn and Else VanBiezen-Kapteyn.  She is preceded in death by her brother, Boudie; parents, Johan and Margaretha Kapteyn; nephew, Hans Kapteyn; and sisters-in-law, Riet Kapteyn and Tini Kapteyn-Arentshoorst.   

Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Life will be held June 10 at 2 p.m. at the Bozeman Senior Center, 807 N. Tracy.




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