John Henry Greenwood, 72, of Frenchtown, Mont., died suddenly on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at home.
There will be a time of celebration of John’s life at the Frenchtown Pond on June 15, at 2 p.m. Please come with memories and funny stories to share. Please bring a beverage and a dish to share.
Cremation has taken place with the assistance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Glasgow, next to his parents.
He was born on Jan. 4, 1941, in Glasgow, Mont., to George and Edith Greenwood. He was raised on the family farm in Glentana. He attended school in Glentana and Opheim, graduating from Opheim High School in 1959. He attended Montana State University.
He married Carita Phillips. They had four daughters. They later divorced and he re-married and adopted two sons.
His life dream, which he fulfilled, was to be a truck driver. He made his way to Alaska and drove truck there. He was very proud that he could be a part of the Alaska Pipeline. He worked in Alaska on the North Slope for many years. He later owned his own business.
He was a hard working man all of his life. He really loved his family and enjoyed hearing how everyone was doing. If you stopped by for a visit, his goal was to feed you. He loved to laugh and tell funny jokes and stories. In his younger years he was quite the prankster. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends and family. He was also known for speaking his mind.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Edith Greenwood; one daughter, Shelley Delp; a great-grandson, Tyler Croy Greenwood; and a nephew, Rodney Greenwood.
Survivors include three daughters and two sons, Sydney Baker of El Paso, Texas, Sherry Hoselton of Kalispell, Sandy Greenwood of Clarkston, Wash., Dennis Greenwood of Great Falls, and Daniel Greenwood of Washington; brothers and sisters, Ken Greenwood of Glentana, Linda Sexton of Shepherd, Jim Greenwood of Huntley, Ed Greenwood of Helena, and Helen Inabnit of Rudyard; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his very special friends, Sharon Miller, Pete Trunkle, Dave Budd, and Annette Hoge.