William John Aitken, 84, died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in St. Ignatius, Mont.
He was born on Aug. 6, 1929, the youngest of 13 children, to James and Martha Aitken, who homesteaded south of Glasgow. He graduated from Glasgow High School where he enjoyed playing basketball. He worked on and off the farm all of his life. He was employed at the Glasgow Sales Ring, Sinclair Produce, Farmer's Union Oil Co., Markle's, and Conoco Oil Co.
He loved to raise and break his own saddle horses. He would break difficult horses for other ranchers and took great pride in his work.
He was first...