Lewistown News Argus -
LEONARD ORVILLE LATRAY
Leonard Orville Latray, 79, former longtime resident of Lewistown, died Tuesday, May 30, at this residence in Great Falls, of natural causes.
He was born
He was a ranch hand at the
He took pride in his work as a cat operator, working in the
He married Larner Mae Watson on March 21, 1947. They had one son, Bobby Latray. They later divorced.
He also built the first snowmobile race track in
In addition, he worked for
He enjoyed dancing, playing guitar, singing, yodeling, gardening and
working with horses. He also enjoyed ranching, antiques, old tractors
and going to auctions. He loved his children.
Latray will always be remembered for his fancy jitterbug dancing,
his red and white cadillac cars with the red roses on the dash, and
his great sense of humor.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include one sister, Thelma Fordyce of Lewistown; four
sons, Ronald Latray of Lewistown, Daniel Latray of Bow, Wash.,
Montana; one daughter, Shari Latray of Bow; three grandchildren,
Natasha Berg of Colorado Springs, Co., Jesse Berg of Bow, and
Sarie Gillett of
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three
Funeral services will be held at the Creel Funeral Home in Lewistown
on Monday, June 5 at 11am. Burial will be at Central Montana Memorial
Memorials are suggested to the
Creel Funeral Home of Lewistown is in charge of the arrangements