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Darryl Eugene Cozad


March 21, 2018

Darryl Eugene Cozad, age 82, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2018, in Glasgow, Mont.

He was born on Sept. 8, 1935, in Mira Loma, Calif. He was the son of Ivan R. Cozad and Dollie A. Pendley. He spent most of his growing up years in Pocatello, Idaho, where he met and married H. Anita Hayden. They were married for 24 years and spent most of their married life together in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. Together they had five children.

Later he married Cindy Pennoyer. They had one daughter together and he adopted her daughter, Rashael. They lived in Kalispell, Mont., for many years.

Darryl earned a degree in welding. He was self-employed most of his life. He owned several businesses throughout his life. These included a welding shop, a logging company with a team of horses, and a trucking company. For many years, he would cut and sell Christmas trees in Salt Lake City, Utah. People would wait for his tree lot to be set up every year. In his later years, he owned his own scrap metal business.

He had a passion for horses. He loved rodeos, wagon train drives, and race horses. He loved his family and the time he was able to spend with them. He enjoyed being outside, skiing, cooking with his dutch ovens, and hunting. He loved traveling to new places. Life was an adventure for him and he enjoyed it. He spent the past eight years in Glasgow.

Survivors include his brother, Calvin Cozad, and his sister, Glenice Thompson; children, a son, Justin Cozad and his wife, Pam; daughters, Karyn Seal, Darby Rustenbeck, Mesa Atchley and her husband, Jay, Jody Jenkins and her husband, Lee, and Dallas Heine and her husband, Loren; 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He loved his family deeply.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 24, at the LDS Church located at 15 Airport Road in Glasgow. The celebration will begin at 10 a.m.

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