Caleb Jeffrey Havens peacefully joined his twin brother, Wyatt, November 15, 2022. Caleb was born in Missoula, MT on March 19, 1995, and Wyatt followed 22 minutes later.
Even though grandma refused to make the twins t-shirts stating which one was the good twin and which one was the bad, we all know that Caleb was the mastermind behind any shenanigans so we will let you form your own opinion. Caleb loved the mountains, often going for drives in unreliable vehicles and getting stuck. He could be counted on to never have a sleeping bag, flashlight or a charged cell phone.
He liked to cut firewood and the hood of the nicest truck he ever owned had a dent to prove it. He attended school in Deer Lodge, where the principal had our number on speed dial. The main rule for his younger brothers was “if Caleb thinks it’s a good idea don’t do it” This did not detour Riley from catching a squirrel because the twins said he could. Caleb’s step mom was thrilled to find grasshoppers in her ice cube trays and dried ice fishing maggots in the dryer. Luckily grandpa stopped them before the boat gas tank was filled with water although he often had to escape from being tied up in the chair while babysitting. Riley and Jordan got most of their common sense the hard way after being talked into several bad ideas.
Caleb graduated with his High School Diploma from Anaconda Job Corps in 2014 and worked as a heavy equipment operator. A short time later he and Wyatt were diagnosed with Juvenile Huntington’s disease. Caleb moved to Helena with his family in 2015. He started working on a bucket list which included trips to Alaska, Florida, Seattle, Glacier and Yellowstone parks and many concerts. Caleb loved music and we once rode a train to Fargo ND in February to see Jason Aldean. His little sister will never forget trying to get Caleb across the entire campground at Country Jam after he had a few too many beers. Caleb enjoyed working out and spent a lot of time with his friends Tyvan, Dale, Anthony and Trevin who were gracious enough to understand the progression of Caleb’s disease and support him through it. In 2018 Caleb lost his twin and he never smiled the same again. Every day brought a bit more loss as JHD slowly took his ability to drive, talk and walk. We are so happy that the twins are reunited and probably doing something they shouldn’t be this very second.
Caleb spent the last few days of his life preparing to be an organ donor. We are so proud that he saved lives at the end of his. Caleb was preceded in death by his twin, Wyatt Havens and his father, Lyle Havens. Grandmother Karen Havens, Grandfathers Willman Spaulding and Lyle Havens, uncles Jeff and Ron Havens and Great grandmother Doris Hildebrand. Caleb is survived by his mother and step father Todd and Kristy Boese, his brothers, Riley Boese and Jordan Havens; his sister, Kayin Boese, Grandmother Linda Spaulding and step mother Jennifer Sprouse as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family would like to thank the staff at St. Peter's ER and ICU as well as LifeCenter Northwest for the excellent care we received. You are all so appreciated.
There will be a receiving of friends and family Monday, November 21, 2022 at Simple Cremations from 5-7 pm 648 North Jackson Street, Helena, MT 59601.