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Gary Eugine Whitton

Gary Eugine Whitton

Male 1939 - 2019  (80 years)

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  • Name Gary Eugine Whitton 
    Born 25 Feb 1939  Tina, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Mar 2019  Great Falls, MT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I28041  Whitton
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father Merle Pleasant Whitton,   b. 2 Apr 1912, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1979, Cascade, Great Falls, Montana buried Highland Cemetery, Great Falls. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Beryl Elizabeth Good,   b. 20 Jul 1914, Great Falls,Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2006, Cascade, Great Falls, Montana buried Highland Cemetery, Great Falls. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 28 Dec 1936  Jackson, Missiouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F10561  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1956 Great Falls, Montana

      Gary received his journeyman refrigeration and pipe fitter license and was an active member of the plumbing and pipefitting union for 10 years. In 1974 he returned to the family wheat farm, outside of Harlem, MT. He and his family worked the farm with his nieces and nephews, Theresa Schermele (Pedersen), Linda Schermele (Batista), Sandra Schermele (Goldtrap), Todd Stubbs, Phillip Stubbs, Gregory Stubbs, and Mark Stubbs, until 1990. He and Barbara then moved to Kalispell, MT to own and operate a motel. In Kalispell, he lived at his favorite place, Flathead Lake, where he could enjoy boating, golfing, and spending time with his family. He retired in 2006.

      In 2006, after many years of waiting, Gary received a heart transplant in Seattle, WA. The transplant allowed him to live twelve more years with his wife and family. Those years were spent in Missoula from 2007 to 2013, and Great Falls from 2013 until his passing. In retirement he loved working on projects in the yard with his wife and could build just about anything he wanted in the garage. He also enjoyed spending time with his four grandchildren. He passed away peacefully in his home on March 21, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

      Gary is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Jesse (Lori) and Carrie; grandchildren, Michaela, Bailey, Bridger, and Grayson; sisters, Jodie Schermele and Shelly Young.