DEER LODGE, Mont. – Leone Hood died peacefully with family by her side March 10, 2017, in Deer Lodge, Mont.
Mable Leone Hood was born May 19, 1930, in Lyman, Neb., to Earnest and Myrtle (Schooly) Ransom. They moved shortly after into Goshen County Wyoming. Her family lived in many locations around the Huntley and Veteran areas.
She graduated from Lingle High School and, soon after, she married Emerson McClure. The two were later divorced. Leone bought her home and moved to Fort Laramie. She married Chester Hood in 1968. In 1970 their son was born.
She worked a variety of jobs throughout the area until she became a school bus driver for the Goshen County Schools. She drove school bus for 18 years until she retired. She kept busy after with a variety of small jobs and helping friends.
She enjoyed spending time with her three grandchildren. She moved to Scottsbluff Neb., to be closer to her son after suffering a stroke in 2010. She moved to Deer Lodge in 2013 to follow her son, where she resided until her death.
She is survived by: her son Gale Hood (Angle) of Deer Lodge; four stepchildren Vera Fultz of Casper, Pauline Lamb of Absorkee, Mont., Dorthy Nichols (Ralph) of Casper and Jim Hood of Sheridan; her younger brother Dale Ransom (Elsie) of Riverton; three grandchildren Tommy Hood of Gering, Neb., Serena Spoon of Deer Lodge and Michelle Hood of Deer Lodge; four great-grandchildren; multiple step grand- and great-grandchildren and multiple nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: Her parents; husband Chester Hood; brother Earnest Ransom Jr. and wife Violet Ransom; sister Lois Mickelson and husband Joe Mickelson, and; stepdaughter Vivian Bennet.
She will be laid to rest next to her husband Chester in the Fort Laramie cemetery. There will be an open service to celebrate her life at 2 p.m. on May 17, 2017 at the Lingle Presbyterian Church.