Alton Lagerquist, 70, died peacefully on Jan. 3, 2014, at the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins, Utah, after a 17-month long battle with brain cancer.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in Glasgow, Montana later this spring.
He was born on July 8, 1943 in Plentywood, Mont., to Elvin C. and Mildred (Myars) Lagerquist. He lived on the farm in rural Westby and graduated from Westby High School in 1961. He entered the Army in February, 1964 spending a seven-month tour in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in January, 1966, and then went to work for Sheridan Elect...