Gary Victor Callantine
March 23, 2022
Gary Victor Callantine, of Saint Marie, Mont., succumbed to cancer Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at his nephew Larry's home in Sidney, Mont.
Graveside service will be 3 p.m., Friday, May 27, at Meadow View Cemetery in Manhattan, Mont.
He was born in Bozeman, Mont., on Sept. 8, 1950, and grew up in Belgrade, Mont., graduating from high school there as salutatorian of the class of 1968.
Gary loved and studied history all his life. His recall for names, times, and events was astounding! He believed in the constitution of the USA and the rights and freedoms it is designed to afford us.
Growing up, Gary learned to hunt and fish like his father before him. We recently reminisced about the gun and Border collie (Boots) and duck hunting on Baker Creek. While living at St. Marie he took pleasure in tracking the migration of the several species of ducks that migrated each year.
Gary retired from Coors Brewery Golden, Colo., and served in the Army National Guard Logistics (helicopter) transport maintenance. Gary also served 10 years as secretary/treasurer for Golden Happel & Associates.
Gary is preceded in death by his parents, Vic and Flossie Callantine.
He is survived by sister Sharon Christensen; brother Douglas W Callantine; niece Brenda (Mike) Gallagher; four nephews, Larry (Tami), Leo (Andi), Shawn (Corinna), and Craig Christensen, and their families; as well as his Callantine Cousins, and his special friends Dan (Ingrid) Happel as well as Cindi and Talin Laffin.