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E. James Porteus
April 23, 1939 ~
August 14, 2019
Date of Service: September 15, 2019

Dean W. Mann
April 19,1938 ~
September 09, 2019
Date of Service: September 16, 2019

William Voth
May 17, 1933 ~
September 11, 2019
Date of Service: September 16, 2019

Betty Inabnit
June 7, 1937 ~
September 13, 2019
Date of Service: September 20, 2019

Ann Louise Schaefer
December 17, 1944 ~
September 10, 2019

Edmund Caracciolo
October 17, 1928 ~
September 06, 2019

Walter Ronald Gee
March 3, 1941 ~
September 05, 2019

Carolyn Gaub
November 03, 1956 ~
September 04, 2019

John Orndorff
February 20, 1931 ~
August 28, 2019

John Celander
July 15, 1955 ~
August 27, 2019

Theodore Kelley
October 14, 1926 ~
August 24, 2019


George Grant Ballantyne

April 13, 1944 ~ June 02, 2019

Service: June 08, 2019 11:00 A.M.
   Location: Manhattan Presbyterian Church
Graveside Service: June 08, 2019 10:00 A.M.
   Location: Meadow View Cemetery

George Grant Ballantyne passed away June 2, 2019, at the age of 75.

Grant was born on April 13, 1944, in Bozeman Deaconess Hospital to George and Mildred (Roth) Ballantyne.  He attended Manhattan schools where he graduated as valedictorian and enjoyed sports, especially basketball.
He graduated from MT State College in 1966.  On November 23, 1968, he married Jackie Tinder.  They made their home in Manhattan where they raised their two children.

During his college years he took over the management of Cloverdale Apiaries, which was owned by his father and uncle.  He later became the owner.

After selling his business in 1992, he went to work at MSU as a custodian.  After several years he was able to go to work for Manhattan schools as a custodian.  He took pride in taking good care of the high school.  In fact, he always made the effort to do the very best job possible.

He enjoyed refinishing furniture and was on avid sports fan; especially for the Bobcats, Duke, and the Dodgers.  He was a member of Manhattan Lodge #59, the Scottish Rite bodies of Livingston, and Algeria Shrine.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie; daughter, Chris (Steve) Mest of Helena; and son, Brad (Shelley) Ballantyne of Manhattan.  He is also survived by five grandchildren, Maria, Luke, Paige, Aubrey, and Gabe; by his brother-in-law, Skip (Judy) Tinder, and nieces Misti and Mandi; as well as numerous cousins and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mildred Ballantyne.

Graveside services will be Saturday, June 8, at Meadow View Cemetery at 10:00 A.M. followed by a Memorial Service at the Manhattan Presbyterian Church at 11:00 A.M.

The family would like to thank the staff of Parkhaven for the kindness and care they extended to Grant.

Donations may be made to the Manhattan School Foundation or to the Manhattan Presbyterian Church.


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