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Richard Bonine

 

Richard Clark Bonine, Sr., 79, formerly of Miles City, passed away Sept. 6, 2016, as a result of cancer.

He was born July 7, 1937 in Worland, Wyo., to Buren and Helen (Healy) Bonine. Richard (or Dick as he was known to his friends) grew up on a ranch near Volberg, Mont., and later moved to Miles City. He graduated from Custer County High School in 1956. Dick attended colleges in Las Cruses, N.M. and MSU in Bozeman, Mont.

On June 28, 1960, he and Jane Donahue were married in Three Forks, Mont. They moved to the Pine Hills east of Miles City, Mont., where they started their family that would grow to include 13 children. He ranched in the area and later worked at Fort Keogh. The family moved from Miles City in 1997, lived in Thermopolis, Wyo., and settled in the Ryegate/Roundup, Mont., area in 2007.

Dick loved working with horses and was a steward of the land. He was a 4-H leader, FFA supporter, and a member of the Caledonian Society. He also had a strong affinity for Native American culture, was a gifted woodworker and a licensed pilot. Dick loved to laugh and tell jokes, and had a great love of music and a deep spirituality.

He is survived by his mother, Helen; wife of 56 years, Jane; 13 children, Richard Jr., Martha, Phil (Suellen), Barb (Max) Holcomb, Sue (Jay) Henderson, Greg, Duncan (Wendy), Randall (Jennifer), Russell (Nancy), Mary, Jon (Kristina), Brian and Gary (April); 29 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Kathlyn Johnson; extended family members and and numerous friends.    

Visitation was, held on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home and followed by a prayer service. A Funeral Mass was held at on Monday, Sept. 12 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Miles City, Mont. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting:  http://www.stevensonandsons.com.

 

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