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Milton Harshbarger - January 26, 2014

Milton Glen Harshbarger, age 62, of Conner, Mont., died Jan. 26, 2014, at his home. He was born Feb. 11, 1951, in Roswell, N.M., to Robert Glen Harshbarger and Mildred Elizabeth Pillers.

In 1966, Milton moved with his family to Snyder, Okla. In 1967, they moved to Holyoke. Milton graduated from Holyoke High School in 1969. Then, because of his love of the mountains, he moved to Aspen and worked for cable TV for several years.

Milton then joined the U.S. Army because of his love of aviation. He became a helicopter pilot, warrant officer and flight instructor. After six years, he left the military to pursue a career as a civilian helicopter pilot. For many years he traveled the world, flying for different companies.

Milton then decided to make his permanent home in his beloved Bitterroot Valley in Montana. Milton also loved his family and made many friends far and wide. A few of his very favorite things were aviation, motorcycles, traveling and working with his hands.

Milt was preceded in death by his father and his sister, Glenda Harshbarger Fuehrer.

He is survived by his mother, Mildred Rowe; his brother, Mark Harshbarger and wife Tami; his sister, Beth Harshbarger Micci and husband Edward; six children, Danielle Tondre and husband Ronnie, Brecken Harshbarger Fenwick and husband Levi, Lacey Harshbarger Gipe and husband Jordan, Katie Smith and husband Wes, Zachary Harshbarger and Nathan Harshbarger; and 10 grandchildren.

Services were held Feb. 4 at the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton, Mont.

The family wishes for memorials to be made in Milt’s name to Daly-Leach Chapel, 1010 West Main St., Hamilton, MT 59840.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.dalyleach