Edward Henry Lynes



Edward Henry Lynes, 82, passed away on Dec. 20, 2017. He was born Jan. 14 1935 in Great Falls, Montana, to Francis and Ida (Twigg) Lynes. Ed attended Belt High School in Belt, graduating in 1952. Ed was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1958, and was honorably discharged in 1960. 

While in the Army, Ed became buddies with Stanley from Michigan, who introduced Ed to his sister. She became the love of his life through letters. They married in September, 1960. During the first few years of their marriage, Ed worked various jobs including warehouse and custom haying during summers. 

In 1975 a life-long dream was fulfilled when the family of six moved to Lewistown. The Rainbow’s End Ranch was developed. For the next 40+ years, Ed farmed and ranched until the decline of his health. He was proud of all his accomplishments on the farm, from building a successful cow herd to teaching his children all about farm life. He was proud of all the academic and personal accomplishments of his family.

Ed enjoyed traveling, fishing, camping, visiting family and planning outdoor family activities. If you happened to sit next to Ed on a park bench, be prepared for an interesting conversation. There were no strangers in Ed’s life. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter (Marietta), two brothers (Dick and John), and two sisters (Dorothy and Leota).

Ed is survived by his wife (Pat) of 57 years; children Colleen Critelli (Kevin) of Park City, Montana, Cindy Farago (Ken) of Missoula, and Allen Lynes of Lewistown; and grandchildren Missy Lynes of Graham,Washington, and Kayla, Cassie and Anna Farago of Missoula, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Edward Henry Lynes will be Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at St. Leos Catholic Church in Lewistown at 11 a.m. A reception lunch will follow.



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