GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                Thursday  September 19, 1996

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Howard Pond "Tom" Egbert

  HELENA - Howard Pond "Tom" Egbert, 71, a Harlem native, died of natural

causes Tuesday at Fort Harrison Veterans Hospital.

  Services and burial will be in St. Anthony, Idaho. Memorials are suggested to

the hospital.

  He was born Dec. 25, 1924, in Harlem, and graduated from Harlem High School

in 1943. He served in the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II.

  In 1945 he married Helen Bye in Harlem, and they farmed in the area. In 1965

they moved to Sunburst, where he worked for the state highway department. They

moved to Rock Springs, Wyo., where he lived until moving to Helena last year.

  Egbert was a member of the Church of Latter-day Saints, Veterans of Foreign

Wars, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, horses. He was a licenced pilot and enjoyed

flying.

  Survivers include his wife of Harlem; three children, Greg Egbert of Helena,

Rita Richman of Harlem and Tammy Point of Thayme, Wyo.; his mother Myrtle of

Salt Lake City; brothers, Art Egbert of Big Timber, Ace Egbert of Rock Springs,

Wyo.; sisters, June Ballou of Murray, Utah, Barbara May of Twin Falls, Idaho,

Eva baker of Salt Lake City, Phyliss Miller of the Dalles, Ore., and Myrna

Carter of Chester, Idaho; and five grandchildren.

  A son Ross Egbert, has died.

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