HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                               Tuesday, September 12, 2000

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BERNARD MCGUIRE

  HARLEM - Bernard Woodrow "Bunny" McQuire, 81, former rancher and retired Blaine County judge, died of cancer at his home in Harlem on Monday, Sept. 11, 2000.

  Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the Harlem High School gymnasium, with burial in Harlem Cemetery with military honors.

  McQuire was born Feb. 27, 1919 in Harlem to Norman and Edna (Birdwell) McGuire. He recieved his education in Harlem before working on the Snake Butte Quarry project.

  McGuire served with Company M of the 163th Infantry Regiment from 1940 to 1945. He recieved three bronze battle stars for participation in Papuan, New Guinea and Southern Philippines Campaigns.

  McGuire married Beth Richman in Harlem on Aug. 19, 1945. He owned and operated the Serviceman's Bar in Harlem and ranched for a number of years in the area. He served as county judge for 18 years, retiring in 1998.

  McGuire was charter member of the VFW Snake Butte Post 4744 and served for more than 2o years on the Harlem Volunteer Fire Department.

  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Lin McGuire.

  Survivors include his wife, Beth of Harlem; daughters, Terri Gilbert of Laurel, Candy Kalal of Zortman, Connie Fetter of Harlem; sons, Larry McGuire of Lewistown and gary McGuire of Harlem; sister, Norma Peterson of Harlem; 18 grandchildren.

  Memorials may be sent to the Bear Paw Hospice, c/o Northern Montana Care Center, Havre, MT 59501.

  Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                            Wednesday, September 13, 2000

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BERNARD MCGUIRE

  Bernard "Bunny" Woodrow McQuire, 81, died of cancer early Monday morning, September 11, 2000 at his home in Harlem, surrounded bt family and friends.

  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 14, at 2:00 p.m.in the Harlem High School Gymnasium and burial with military honors will follow in Harlem Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Bear Paw Hospice, % Northern Montana Care Center, Havre, MT 59501. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

  Bunny was born to Norman and Edna McGuire on February 27, 1919 in Harlem.  He was the big brother ti Lin and Norma as they grew up in a fun and happy household. He recieved his education in Harlem Schools before working on the Snake Butte Quarry project. He also worked on the railroad and was attendant at the Harlem Civic Center while it was home base for the National Guards.

  He served with Company M of the 163th Infantry Regiment from 1940 to 1945.  He was with the unit when it was called up for service and left on September 16, 1940. They sailed from San Francisco in March of 1942 and their destinations for the next 39 months was the South Pacific Theatre of war. He returned to Harlem in June of 1945 where he soon met the love of his life,

Beth Richman. They were married in August of 1945.

  Bunny owned and operated the Serviceman's Bar, then ranched for a number of years. He loved the great outdoors, camping and hunting with his boys and grandsons. His family was the light of his life. He also served as County Judge for 18 years before retiring in 1998.

  A very active member of the community, Bunny was charter member of the VFW Snake Butte Post #4744; served for over 20 years on the Harlem's Volunteer Fire Department; served as president of the Harlem Fire Department Relief Assn. for a number of years; and was a member of the 41st Division organization since its begining. The reunion of his Army outfit was always a priority in September it so happens that the reunion will be held this weekend in Helena, it will be the one of the only a few that he has misse since 1946.

  Bunny loved life, was a comic, and all the kids loved him. They called him "Funny Bunny" and loved it when he would spin yarns only a kid would believe. To round him out complete, he was a great friend, truthful, honest and always there if you needed him. The kind of friend everyone should be blessed with.

    Survivors include his wife, Beth of Harlem; daughters, Terri Gilbert of Laurel, Candy Kalal of Zortman, Connie Fetter of Harlem; sons, Larry of Lewistown and Gary of Harlem; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Norma Peterson of Harlem; and a host of nephews and nieces as well as many friends scattered far and wide.

  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Lin.

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THE SENTINEL                                                                     Wednesday, September 20, 2000

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BERNARD MCGUIRE

  HARLEM - Bernard Woodrow "Bunny" McQuire, 81, former rancher and retired Blaine County judge, died of cancer at his home in Harlem on Monday, Sept. 11, 2000.

  McQuire was born Feb. 27, 1919 in Harlem to Norman and Edna (Birdwell) McGuire. He recieved his education in Harlem before working on the Snake Butte Quarry project.

  McGuire served with Company M of the 163th Infantry Regiment from 1940 to 1945. He recieved three bronze battle stars for participation in Papuan, New Guinea and Southern Philippines Campaigns.

  McGuire married Beth Richman in Harlem on Aug. 19, 1945. He owned and operated the Serviceman's Bar in Harlem and ranched for a number of years in the area. He served as county judge for 18 years, retiring in 1998.

  McGuire was charter member of the VFW Snake Butte Post 4744 and served for more than 2o years on the Harlem Volunteer Fire Department.

  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Lin McGuire.

  Survivors include his wife, Beth of Harlem; daughters, Terri Gilbert of Laurel, Candy Kalal of Zortman, Connie Fetter of Harlem; sons, Larry McGuire of Lewistown and gary McGuire of Harlem; sister, Norma Peterson of Harlem; 18 grandchildren.

  Memorials may be sent to the Bear Paw Hospice, c/o Northern Montana Care Center, Havre, MT 59501.

  Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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Bernard Woodrow McCuire

Born February 27, 1919

Harlem, Montana

Passed Away September 11, 2000

Harlem, Montana

Funeral Services:

Thursday, September 14, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. Harlem High School Gymnasium

Officiants:

Pastor Jane Mills            Pastor Mike Raether

Pianist: Ethel Siemens

Vocalist: Joyce Castillo

Special Music by: Jim Fox Family

Ushers:

Sid Egbert

Joe McConnell

Gene Billmayer

Larry Billmayer

Adam Bilimayer

Burial at the Harlem Cemetery

 

Bearers:

Don Richman

Art Richman

John Richman

Tom Bergren

Jerry Bergren

Russell Kline

 

Honorary Bearers:

“All His Family & Friends”

Military Graveside Honors

Snake Butte Post #4744

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