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Harold Everett Hunter

April 17, 1942 — February 15, 2018

Harold Everett Hunter(Hal) passed away on February 15th, 2018 after an acute illness. His family was at his side when he left this earth. Harold was born April 17th, 1942 in Livingston Montana to Everett and Evelyn Hunter. Harold spent his early years growing up in Livingston, working at his parents Union 76 station. An avid outdoorsman, Harold spent the better part of his life outside enjoying hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing and camping. This love of the outdoors led him to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana school of Forestry. Upon graduation from forestry school in Missoula, Hal spent a couple years in graduate school in Bozeman, focusing on soil science. Hal started his natural resources career with the Soil Conservation Service in 1966 and retired in 1995. He worked as a soil scientist in Cut Bank and Missoula, then re-located to Bozeman in 1972 as the State Staff Forester and held this title until his retirement. Hal married Judy Cantwell on August 3rd, 1968 in Livingston. Judy is also from Livingston. Hal is survived by his loving wife Judy of almost 50 years, three sons all of Bozeman; Damon,

Dirk (Beth), and Dustin, sister Sherry Davis (Don) of Polson, sister in law Lori Branger of Ennis, Cody (his old Golden Retriever), numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and half-sister Vonnie Taylor. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Reach Inc. (322 Gallatin Park Drive Bozeman, MT 59715). A celebration of life will be held on March 2nd, 2018 in Bozeman at the Gallatin River Lodge (9105 Thorpe Rd.) at 11am. A luncheon will follow. Graveside services at the family cemetery will be later.

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