Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:14pm admin
Stan Cline of Missoula, Mont., formerly of Lander, Wyo., passed on to the next life on Jan. 24, 2018, two weeks shy of his 81st birthday.
Stan was born and raised in Colorado. In 1960, he married Doris Lightsey and they moved to Wyoming, then to Montana, where he worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a soil scientist for 25 years. Stan and Doris raised three daughters as Stan’s job took him to several locations throughout Montana. He retired from the government, after which he fulfilled his dream of becoming a taxidermist. He enjoyed this until his final retirement. Stan was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was a true outdoorsman. He also loved to travel.
After Doris’ death in 2003, Stan moved to Lander, where he enjoyed the company of his special friend Shary. The two enjoyed retirement together until 2016, when Stan’s failing health brought him back to Montana, where he could be close to his daughter Tammy in Missoula.
Stan is survived by his brother Arthur and sister Dixie, both of Colorado; daughter Tammy and her spouse Jim of Missoula; daughter Teri and her spouse Kerry of Florida; and daughter Theresa and her spouse Lavonne of Colorado. Also left to cherish his memory are nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, as well as special friends Tom and Shary of Lander.
Stan will occupy a special place with his wife Doris at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Missoula. A private service for family and friends will be held at a later date in Colorado.