Guy M. Willson

Guy M. Willson, 88, passed away outside in nature, while listening to birds singing, July 1. Raised in Virgelle, Mont., Guy farmed and ranched since his youth. After serving in the Navy, having been selected for his aptitude in electrical communications, he graduated with top honors in his civil engineering class from Montana State University. Guy was recruited to Sandea Corporation for a contract with the Atomic Energy commission in Albuquerque, N.M., then to AeroJet General in Folsom, Calif., where he worked designing and testing jet propulsion fuels. He met his wife of 50 years, Joni, while in California. His love of farming and ranching and his independent nature drew them back to the Willson family ranch, where he worked the place with his father and brothers, eventually branching on his own to land north of Moore, Mont., where he successfully farmed wheat and barley for 40 years. 

Guy was a respected farmer, neighbor, businessman and father. He also loved flying, pursued advanced piloting skills, enjoyed Montana Flying Farmers and Montana Pilots Association “fly-ins,” as well as volunteered his time with Montana Civil Air Patrol/Flight Search and Rescue. He leaves wife, Joni, three children, Lois (Larry), Roger (Carla), and April; and two step-children, John (Lisa) and Sue (Jim); nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and brothers Kenny Willson of Neihart, Mont. and Jack Willson of Fort Benton, Mont.

Cremation has taken place and date for memorial service will be announced at a later date.



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