Jess was born in Mussellshell, Mont. Oct. 27, 1930 to Harvey L. and Jeannette Runyon Doty.
In 1935 his family moved to Thompson Falls. Jess grew up fishing, building, logging, going south for the winter, metal detecting, and had a passion for cars.
Jess was preceded in death by his first wife, Ramona Cannell; brothers, Charles and Harvey; and sisters, Jeanne and Joan Doty and Ruth Doty Ellis.
Jess is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Mary Doty; his son, Erik; step-sons, Rob Martinez and Mark Reeder; and step-daughters; Jeanet Reibsome and Margarita Phillips. Jess has one surviving sibling, Brice Doty of Thompson Falls. He is also survived by one granddaughter, Stephaney; and two great-granddaughters.
There will be a memorial for Jess Doty at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Thompson Falls Sat., Nov. 1 at 4 p.m.
We loved Jess and we will miss him. We are looking forward to seeing him again on earth as Jehovah God promises.