BILLINGS GAZETTE                                  Saturday, April 24, 1999

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Reese W. Humphreys Sr.

     Reese W. Humphreys Sr., 90, of Billings, passed away Tuesday morning, April 20, 1999, at Deaconess Medical Center in Billings. The son of Welsh immigrants, Evan and Margaret (Lloyd) Humphreys, he was born in Malta, Mont., on Jan. 21, 1909.

     Reese attended elementary school through high school in Malta, graduating in 1927. He attended college at InterMountain Union College (now Rocky Mountain College) and Montana State University in Bozeman, where he graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering in 1939. Reese held jobs with the Great Northern Railway, the Montana Highway Department, and the Milwaukee Railway. In 1943, he was hired by Northern Pacific Railway and retired in 1974 as Vice-President of contracts for Burlington Northern Railway.

     Reese married Dorothy Baldwin in 1937 and they had three sons. Dorothy died in 1971. On June 2, 1973, he married Ethel Inman in Malta. She preceded him in death on Jan. 15, 1999. Reese had been living at St. John's Lutheran Home in Billings since 1997. For many years, he served on the board of the Rocky Mountain College Historical Library.

     Survivors include his three sons, R. William and Donna Humphreys Jr. of Langley, Wash., Richard L. and Elizabeth Humphreys of Spokane, Wash., and Thomas 0. and Virginia Humphreys of River Falls, Wis.; a stepdaughter Mary and Harry Bartlett of La Pine, Ore.; his sister, Alice Raymond of Santa Rosa, Calif.; his brother Kenneth and Elizabeth Humphreys of Spokane, Wash.; and six grandchildren, Evan Humphreys and his wife Kelly, Eirian Humphreys, Chanda Humphreys, Briana Humphreys, Shaina Humphreys, and Landon Humphreys.

     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, April 26, at Grace United Methodist Church with Pastor Gary Treglown officiating. The casket is closed. Interment will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in the Sun River Cemetery in Sun River, Mont. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Grace United Methodist Church, 1935 Ave. B, Billings, MT 59102 or Rocky Mountain College, 1511 Poly Drive, Billings, MT 59102. Michelotti, Sawyers & Nordquist has charge of arrangements.

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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                              Saturday, April 24, 1999

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Reese W. Humphreys

     Malta native Reese W. Humphreys Sr., 90, of Billings, died Tuesday in a Billings hospital of natural causes,

  His funeral is 1 p.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church, 1935 Ave. B, in Billings. Burial is 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Sun River Cemetery at Sun River. Memorials are suggested to the church or Rocky Mountain College, 1511 Poly Drive, Billings, MT  59102.  Michelotti, Sawyers & Nordquist Morturary of Billings is handling arrangements.

  Humphreys was born Jan. 21, 1909 in Malta. He attended Malta schools,

graduating in 1927. He attended college at InterMountain Union College, in Billings and Montana State University in Bozeman, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering in 1939.

 He worked with the Great Northern Railway, the Montana Highway Department, and the Milwaukee Railway. In 1943, he was hired by Northern Pacific Railway and retired in 1974 as Vice-President of contracts for Burlington Northern

Railway.

  In 1937 he married Dorothy Baldwin They had three sons; she died in 1971.

  On June 2, 1973, he married Ethel Inman in Malta; she died  Jan. 15, 1999.    Humphreys served on the board for the Rocky Mountain College Historical Library for many years.

     Survivors are three sons, R. William Humphreys Jr. of Langley, Wash., Richard L. Humphreys of Spokane, Wash., and Thomas 0. Humphreys of River Falls, Wis.; a stepdaughter Mary Bartlett of La Pine, Ore.; his sister, Alice Raymond of Santa Rosa, Calif.; a brother Kenneth Humphreys of Spokane, Wash.; and six grandchildren.

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