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Layn Kenneth “Boo” Lozeau

RONAN — Layn Kenneth “Boo” Lozeau, 7, passed away Thursday March 22 at his home in Ronan.

Layn blessed our lives on Dec. 20, 2002, when he was born in Polson. When Layn was 1, he moved to Phoenix, Ariz. so he could experience big city life. He spent four years there camping and riding quads with the “Camping Crew.” In 2008, he decided he was too hot and wanted to come back to his Reservation, so he could take up hunting and fishing.

In September of 2009, Layn was diagnosed with a rare terminal genetic disease called Adrenoleukodystrophy. He did not allow that to slow him down. Layn attended school in the Ronan/Pablo schools and was a first grader. He loved school and his teacher, Mrs. Hoback. Even after losing his sight and mobility, he was able to attend school. He was very disappointed he couldn’t graduate with his first grade class.

Layn always wanted to be a cop and also to work for Ford like his daddy. In December of 2009, Lake County Sheriff Lucky Larson and his deputies came to deputize him. In January of 2010, Make A Wish sent Layn and his family to Hawaii to swim with the dolphins.

Layn loved hunting and fishing with dad, being outdoors and working on cars with dad. And even after losing his sight, he was still the first to spot the elk, leaving none for dad and Uncle Vic. In his short seven years, he lived a lifetime.

Layn was such a special boy and absolutely fearless in life. He loved everyone and didn’t have a mean bone in his body. He will be missed by so many family members, friends and loved ones. His brother and best friend Nash, big sissy Anjelica, sister Alicia and especially mommy and daddy.

A wake began Wednesday, March 24 at the Longhouse in St. Ignatius with Rosary being recited at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Longhouse. Funeral services were Friday at 10 a.m. in the Longhouse with Pastor Gerry Oullette officiating. Burial followed in the St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery.

 

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