Jonah Watson Isles Profile Photo

Jonah Watson Isles

November 22, 1994 — October 8, 2023


Jonah Watson Isles, 28, of Kalispell, Montana.

Jonah, our sweet boy whom we called "The Boy," passed away unexpectedly on October 8, 2023. He has passed from the darkness of this world into the Eternal Light and the arms of Jesus Christ his Savior.

He was born in Peru, Illinois, on November 22, 1994, to Jay, Sr., and Julie Isles. He attended Glacier High School in Kalispell, Montana, where he took extra classes his junior year to graduate a full school year early. An award-winning boxer, Jonah also played rugby for the championship team. Later, he spent precious time with his sister Holly's growing family and attended classes at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois. He enjoyed video games, frisbee golf with friends, hiking, fishing, skateboarding, and basketball. He had a great love for all animals, but especially unique animals. He always had a pet of some sort, whether a turtle, hedgehog, or ferrets.
Jonah had such a tender heart. All who knew him were instantly drawn to his loving, caring nature. He was always willing to help others in any way he could, and, because of who he was, others were always willing to help him, too. Jonah's unique sense of humor was always welcomed, and his smile could instantly light up a room.

Jonah's constant struggle with mental illness was a challenge for him. He really underestimated his abilities, talents, and gifts that God gave him. He spent a lot of time reading his Bible and praying to stay strong and keep pressing onward. His faith in Jesus Christ kept him going when life was difficult. Jonah will be greatly missed and loved forever by family and many friends.

Surviving family members include his father, Jay W. Isles, Sr. of Kalispell, Mt;  mother, Julie Isles (Carlson) of Geneva, IL;  sister, Holly Koenig (Matthew); half sister, Katie Johnson (Mathew);  half brother, Jay W. Isles, Jr.; niece and nephews, Addison, Benjamin, and Josiah Koenig; and several other half nieces and nephews; maternal grandparents, Clifford and Doris Carlson; uncles, aunts, cousins, and many beloved friends.

Jonah was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John W. Isles, Sr. and Melba R. Isles, and a cousin, Gabriel R. Garrido.

Funeral and viewing will be held at 11:00 a.m. on October 27, 2023, at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home in Kalispell, Montana. Graveside service at 12:30 p.m., Fairview Cemetery.
There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony, to be determined in Illinois.


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jonah Watson Isles, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Friday, October 27, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Add to Calendar

Buffalo Hill Funeral Home & Crematory

1890 Hwy 93 North
Kalispell, MT 59901

*Standard text messaging rates apply.

Graveside Service

Friday, October 27, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

Add to Calendar

*Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 535

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors