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Ray Eugene Giebel

June 29, 1932 January 12, 2018
Ray Eugene Giebel
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Ray Eugene Giebel, 85, of Musselshell, Montana passed away on January 12th, 2018 at 7:00 AM of congestive heart failure. Ray was born in Great Falls, Montana on June 29th, 1932 to Lulu (Smith Riddle) and Raymond Giebel. He celebrated 58 years of marriage to Carmoleda (Holsted) Giebel. He graduated valedictorian of Big Sandy High School in 1950 and attended Montana State College in Bozeman, graduating in 1955 with a BS in Chemistry and a rank of 2nd lieutenant in ROTC.

He served in the U.S. Army Chemical Corp and was given a special assignment to work with a sergeant to train 25 of Rocky Mountain Arsenal’s Best to shoot saran gas at specified targets using 25 tube rocket launchers. They were trained at Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah as artillery men. He was extremely proud of his unit when they surpassed an artillery unit of marines from Camp Pendleton, California. He was honorably discharged in 1957 and served in the reserves for 6 years. He was employed at Rocky Flats nuclear plant.

Ray loved the out of doors and enjoyed hunting wild game and birds to feed his family. He was also an avid fisherman. His greatest rewards, though, came from volunteering. He assisted and/or led no less than 20 community and civic organizations over the course of his lifetime, and most recently received special recognition from AARP for being the tax aid coordinator for the state of Montana for 5 years. He was very appreciative of all the volunteers who worked under him.

Ray was preceded in death by his Parents and his brother, Edmund Jesse. He is survived by his wife and children Louise Giebel (Larry Fish), Ralene Kendall, Anna Giebel (Russel Ruybal), Edmund and Kris (Seyerle) Giebel and Emily (King) and Jocko Eaton; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Musselshell School Community Center at 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 20th. Gifts in memory of Ray can be made to the Musselshell Valley Community Foundation, Arvada United Methodist Church, People for the American Way, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, Planned Parenthood, or Population Connection.

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20

Jan

12:00 PM 1/20/2018 12:00:00 PM
Musselshell School Community Center

16 1st Street East
Musselshell, MT 59059

Musselshell School Community Center
16 1st Street East Musselshell 59059 MT
United States
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