Dwight Bishop of Butte died July 16 from a fall while mountain climbing in Grand Teton National Park.
He worked at the family-owned business, Sun Rental Center in Butte, but his passion in life was climbing, bicycling, martial arts and the outdoors. He was born at Fort Benning, Ga., July 30, 1955, to John and Geraldine (Han) Bishop. He was raised in an Army family in many locations and attended Montana State University and the University of Montana, where he earned a degree in physical therapy. He was a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and had made two separate one-year trips to Japan to study the art.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, John and Suki Bishop of Butte; mother, Geraldine Adams, Butte; brothers, John Bishop and Rich Bishop, Butte and Michael Dunne, Fort Bragg, N.C.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Laura and Per Odegaard, Woodway, Wash., Colleen and Shawn McManus, Colorado Springs, Colo.; nieces and nephews, Kari and Nils Odegaard, Simone and Steve Johnson and their son Samuel, Danika Risher, Emerald Risher, Jake and Haley Dunne, and Madison and Allison McManus; aunt, Yvonne Jory, Butte; and numerous cousins.
Dwight's remains have been cremated in Butte.
Memorial services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Stodden Park. His ashes will be scattered in the mountains that he loved. In honor of their recovery efforts, Dwight's climbing gear will be donated to the Grand Teton Rescue Ranger Cache, and memorials in Dwight's honor may be made to either the YMCA Building Fund or the 15-90 Search and Rescue.