April 28, 1934-Sept. 6, 2017
THREE FORKS — Larry Norman Tribble went home to the Lord on Sept. 6, 2017.
Larry was born on April 28, 1934 in Helena, Montana. At the age of 4-1/2 he was adopted by Bill and Kate Tribble of Three Forks, Montana. They brought him home to their ranch where he joined an adopted sister, Joyce Janacaro.
He attended grade school at the Eureka Country School in Milligan Canyon and graduated from Three Forks High School in 1952. He then attended trade schools in Denver, Colorado and Fargo, North Dakota for three years for auto body repair and mechanics.
He married Loretta E. Bourassa from Dillon, Montana on Sept. 1, 1956. They recently celebrated 61 years of married life together.
He lived and worked most of his life on the ranch he grew up on. He was a farmer at heart, a good farmer, who knew and loved his land. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and was well-known for his hugs. He loved his family so much and often spoke of how proud he was of his kids and grandkids. He was a man of deep faith.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta; his daughter, Kathy (Mike) Nehus; his son, Tim (Lori) Tribble; his son, Kelly (Marie) Tribble; his grandchildren, Jeff Nehus, Jennifer Nehus, Matt (Sam) Tribble, Jon (Brandi) Tribble, Chelsey (Jason) Lewallen, Erin (Dana) Frick; and his great-grandchildren, Victoria, Shelby, Cody, Anna and Carson Tribble.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Kate Tribble; his birth mother, Della Lemon; his beloved mother-in-law, Rita Bourassa; his sister, Joyce Janacaro; and his brother, Jim Lemon.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m. from Holy Family Parish in Three Forks. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery at Three Forks. A Parish Vigil Service will be held Monday evening at 7 p.m. from the Holy Family Parish. There will be viewing Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from the K&L Mortuary Chapel at Three Forks.