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Louie Jett

Louie seemed to excell at most things that he tried. He was an excellent golfer, I understand that he was once the national champion skeet shooter, an acomplished hunter (his many hours given to the State of Missouri teaching other hunters gun safety), and those hours spent supporting many different community and family minded societies (as listed below.)


Then of course there was his long standing love of photography and capturing nature. He has spent untold hours in still and video photography along with making many audio recordings of the outdoors.

I remember attending a showing of his work on the top floor of The Clayton Center in St. Louis. I only wish I had a small sampling of his work from that showing to share with you here. It was quite inspiring.

Below are the covers of the flyer for that event. The lower photo was taken at Creve Couer Park (the same park of the famous sunsets...)

"I consider it a God given privilege and a very humble honor to present this Photo Exhibition with the sincere hope that in a minute way I am being permitted to pass onto you a thing of beauty, created by God, captured by man."

Lou Jett

While he will be missed in this life, his work will live on for decades to come.

A short history of Louie's life as shared at the funeral...

Louie Dale Jett of St. Louis died Wednesday evening, July 24, 1996, in the St. John's Mercy Hospital. He was 71. Louie was scheduled for hip surgery the following morning.

Louie was born on February 9, 1925, in Bland, Missouri. He is the son of Victor and Bessie Yoakum Jett. At the age of 18 Louie jioned the U.S. Navy and served during WW II in the Asiatic Pacific theater. On March 2, 1946, while still in uniform, Louie was married in Columbus, Kansas, to Edrie Shanks of Belle. (Missouri) In 1951 Louie began a 35 year career with McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis. He retired in 1986 as a production supervisor.

Surviving Louie is his bride Edrie for 50 years and his mother Bessie Jett of the Frene Valley Nursing Home in Owensville. (Missouri) Also surviving are two brothers Herbert with his wife Roxia of Lamar, Mo. and Delamr with his wif Wanda of Bland. (Missouri) There are countless aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Louie is preceeded in death by his father Vic and an infant son Lyle.

Louie was active within the Masonic Rite and was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 55- AF & AM of Rose Hill, St. Louis Valley Scottish Rite, and the Moolah Temple of St. Louis. Louie was a member of the Liberty Church if Christ in Belle. (Missouri) After his retirement, Louie pursued his passion for photography. He also volunteered as the West County Coordinatior for the Missouri Department of Conservation Classes at Powder Valley.



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