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Milton M. Hayes, 84

Milton M. Hayes, 84

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May 14, 1936-July 15, 2020

Milton M. Hayes, 84, died July 15, 2020, in Portland, Oregon.

Mr. Hayes was born May 14, 1936, in Butte, Montana, to Andrew and Margaret (Penny) Hayes.

He attended school in Butte, Dillon, and Polaris, Montana. Much of his early years were spent on a ranch with his father in the Grasshopper Valley, in Polaris.     

Milt served with the US Marine Corps from May 1953 to July 1956, and was stationed in Japan with the third Marine Division as a small arms instructor.

He married Ramona Roland on August 25, 1954, in Dillon. He held a variety of jobs through the years, the last with the Montana Power Co. for 18 years.

Milt was an avid rodeo fan. His hobbies were wood working, wood carving, and enjoying the outdoors, of the place he loved most, Montana.

He is survived by his daughter, Andrea Martinelli (Russ); and his grandchildren.

In addition to his father and mother, he was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Lee; son, Milton (Cy); daughter, Donda; and wife, Ramona.

At his request, there will be no formal service. Brundage Funeral Home of Dillon is in charge of burial.

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