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A. Norman Jette

May 15, 1934 ~ December 13, 2018

Archelle Norman "Norm" Jette, 84, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2018 following a brief illness. Born on May 15, 1934, Norm was the oldest son of Archelle Norman Jette, Sr and Muriel Edith (Fisher) Jette of Anaconda, Montana.

Norman, Sr., was a mining engineer for the Anaconda Copper Company which first sent the young family to Potrerillos, Chile and then to San Bernardino, California. This is where Norm graduated high school in 1952. He went on to enlist in the Navy, served during the Korean War and used the G.I. Bill to attend college.

After Norm obtained his PhD in Physics from the University of California — Riverside (UCR), he did postdoctoral research at the Columbia Radiation Laboratory at Columbia University in New York City. In 1965, he was hired as senior staff physicist by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Silver Spring, Maryland. He remained there until his retirement in 1995. While at APL, Norm published more than 57 peer-reviewed research papers in the fields of Solid-State Physics and Quantum Mechanics. He also taught graduate classes in Quantum Mechanics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Engineering.

Norm married the love of his life, Jamie (Drago) Jette, in 1972, to whom he proposed only three months after they met. The couple were married 46 years. Their daughter, Nichelle Jette, was born while they were living in Washington, D.C. After living and working in the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan area for 30 years, the couple retired to Bozeman, Montana in 1996. Norm spent his golden years hiking and fishing in summers, and pursuing his true passion, skiing at Bridger Bowl, in the winters.

Norm was preceded in death by his parents, Archelle Norman, Sr., and Muriel E. Jette; brother, F Curtis Jette; and sisters, Bette Houseal and Elaine Hinkson. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jamie Jette; loving daughter, Nichelle Jette; sisters, Noel "Sugar" Jette-Zaslaysky and Judith Andrea Jette; brother, Joel M. Jette; and a wealth of extended family and friends in Maryland, Massachusetts, California, and Montana. He will be missed by all those privileged to know him.

A memorial ceremony will be held at a later date and location to be determined by the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Norm’s name be sent to the Bridger Bowl Foundation, 15795 Bridger Canyon Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715 (please note on the check/donation that it is in memory of Norman Jette); or to another charity of your choice.

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