The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Joshua "Josh" Eugene Near


January 6, 2021

Joshua "Josh" Eugene Near

Joshua "Josh" Eugene Near of Anaconda and Whitehall, Montana.

Josh was born in Helena, Montana on December 7, 1986 – he chose to leave this world on December 28, 2020. He was 34 years old.

Josh was an avid San Francisco 49ers fan and loved to shoot pool. As a member of the Old Guard at Arlington National Cemetery his last year of Military service, he found folding the flag to present to grieving families was one of his most difficult tasks.

He will be remembered for his wit and dry sense of humor.

Josh was preceded in death by his mother, Chris Near; grandmother, Elizabeth Hemen; grandfat...

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