Central Montana Obituaries

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Harry “Lynn” Rector, 88

Harry “Lynn” Rector passed away November 5, 2019 at the Central Montana Nursing Home.

Lynn was born on June 30, 1931 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lewistown, MT to Charles Fred Rector and Verna (Hampton) Rector.  He was the 12th of 13 children.  Lynn attended Moccasin schools before joining the Navy in 1950. He was honorably discharged in 1954. 

After getting out of the Navy he was united in marriage to Charlotte Todd.  They were married just shy of 65 years. Together they had four children, Wanda, Tod, Kirby and Kevin.  Lynn had 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Lynn worked for Fergus Electric for 44 years. He enjoyed camping and hunting many years in the Little Belt Mountains before buying land and building a cabin there.

Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Verna Rector; four brothers, Charles, Guy, Robert and Ellis; eight sisters, Opal, Virginia, Bessie, Wilma, Freda, Leota, Betty and Jeri. 

Lynn is survived by his wife, Charlotte; daughter, Wanda (Pedro) Garcia, of Meza, AZ, sons, Tod (Diane) Rector, Kirby (Jeanette) Rector, Kevin (Geri) Rector of Lewistown, MT.

At his request cremation has taken place. There will be a Celebration of Life on July 4th, 2020 at the cabin in the Little Belt Mountains. 
Arrangements are under the care of Creel Funeral Home.  Lynn’s family and friends can share memories and condolences at www.creelfuneralhome.com.


Kenneth G. Snooks, of Coffee Creek, passed away November 9, 2019 at Valle Vista Healthcare in Lewistown after a courageous battle with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer.

Kenny was born April 7, 1940, in Lewistown, Montana to Jean and George Snooks.  He attended and graduated Denton Public School and then attended Northern Montana College in Havre, Montana.

Kenny started working for Zuff Ronish when he was only in 8th grade.  He then worked for his dad at Snook’s Texaco for 10 years, for Lyle Moncur’s fertilizer plant for 10 years, for Texaco Bulk plant for 22 years, and was a crop sprayer for 3 years.  What he did the longest though was farming and ranching for 35 years; raising cattle, sheep and llamas. In 2003, he retired to Coffee Creek, Montana.

In 1964, Kenny married Barbara Barber; they were together until 1995.

Kenny loved ranching and flying his Piper Cub the best.  He also enjoyed tending his animals, gardening, and planting trees.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Shane.  He is survived by his children, Erin Derks and Brandon Snooks; grandchildren, Corbin Derks and Noa Derks; great-granddaughter, Cashlynn; and siblings, Kay Osburnsen (Nick Kemp), Annapolis, MD, and Bonnie Snooks, Fort Worth, Texas.

A Celebration of Life for Kenny will be held in the spring of 2020; cremation has taken place.  Memorial donations in honor of Kenny may be made to the Denton Endowment Fund or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Creel Funeral Home.  Kenny’s family and friends can share memories and condolences at www.creelfuneralhome.com

Larry E. Clinton 77 of Lewistown passed away early Thursday morning, October 17th, 2019 in St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings of a heart attack.  A Celebration of Life for Larry Clinton will be Friday, November 15th, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Eagles Club.  Cremation has taken place as per his wishes. The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.