GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Sunday, January 1, 2006

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Delbert E. Bardwell

GEYSER - Delbert E. Bardwell, 60, of Geyser, died Friday at the ranch where he worked as a ranch hand. The cornorer has not determined the cause of death.

Services are pending at Croxford Funeral Home and Crematory. Cremation has taken place.

Survivors include sisters Barbara Anderson of Hamilton, Vivian Shank of Anthem, Ariz., Patricia Wolery of Rudyard and Beverly Smith of Clearfield, Utah; and a brother, Douglas Bardwell of Huson.

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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Monday, January 2, 2006

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Delbert E. Bardwell

GEYSER Delbert E. Bardwell, 60, of Geyser, died Friday at the ranch where he was a ranchhand. The coroner has not determined the cause of death.

His memorial service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Croxford's Rose Room, with burial in Big Willow Cemetery in Belt. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Croxford Funeral Home and Crematory.

Survivors include sisters Barbara Anderson of Hamilton, Vivian (Bill) Shank of Anthem, Ariz., Patricia (Merlin) Wolery of Rudyard and Beverly (George) Smith of Clearfield, Utah; a brother, Douglas (Jean) Bardwell of Huson; and many nieces and nephews.

He was born in Great Falls, where he was raised and educated, attending Great Falls High School. He went to work on the Strand Ranch in Geyser, right out of high school. He worked for many area ranches in the Highwood Mountains, at the flourmills in Great Falls and as a truck driver.

He was a member of the Montana Cowboys Association and was active in the Belt Rodeo for years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and no one was a stranger to him.

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