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Mac McKinsey
June 1, 1920 ~
May 06, 2019
Date of Service: June 27, 2019

Julie Gossack
August 2, 1969 ~
June 20, 2019
Date of Service: June 28, 2019

Eris 'Bea' Black
December 11, 1922 ~
February 04, 2019
Date of Service: June 29, 2019

Marcia Woodland
August 7, 1932 ~
June 20, 2019

Arthur "Lee" Smith
January 13, 1947 ~
June 19, 2019

Sandra Harris
October 10, 1944 ~
June 18, 2019

Jack Burns
October 27, 1926 ~
June 12, 2019

Sally Van Delinder
May 17, 1962 ~
June 12, 2019

Richard 'Dick' Walker
April 9, 1927 ~
June 11, 2019

Louis Richard Spain
March 31, 1940 ~
June 11, 2019


Online Condolences for William Bridger ( September 6, 1934 ~ February 19, 2019)

March 01, 2019
Offering my condolence to the family and friends of William Bridger. It is obvious from the kind expressions that he will be fondly remembered. As you cherish the many memories, reflect on the time when sickness & death will be conditions of the past! (Revelation 21:3,4; 1Corinthians 15: 26) This promise is made by our loving God Jehovah and Jesus Christ himself guaranteed the hope of seeing our loved ones again by means of the resurrection. (John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 26:19) May God’s word & the many fond memories of Mr. Bridger comfort you each day, as we await the fulfillment of His promises! (Joshua 23:14) — Andrea C. (formerly of , AZ)

February 25, 2019
Sorry for you loss Mary. My first recollection of Bill was when I was in grade school, he had quite a history of sports accomplishments in Winnett, I grew up in Moccasin and knew of them, then a few years after moving to Bozeman I ran across him again at the University and we kept in touch over the years. — Bill Ellis (Bozeman, MT)

February 25, 2019
Offering my sincere condolences to the Bridger Family. May your treasured memories of moments shared with Bill, help to ease the sadness. May the God of all comfort, who "heals the brokenhearted," sustain you in this time of sorrow.-Psalm 147:3 — D Howard (, MD)

February 24, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss Mary, Katie and all your family! Loved his smile! Our hearts and prayers are with all of you. Greg and Karen Rice — Karen Rice (Ennis, MT)

February 22, 2019
Bill was one of the first people I had the great opportunity to meet when I moved to Bozeman. He was never short of an amazing story to tell and was an amazing soul. You will be missed dearly. Rest easy my friend. — Taylor Gagne (Bozeman, MT)

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