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925 S 27th Street
BILLINGS, MT 59101
Phone: 406-245-6427
Fax: 406-259-3558
Charles Handley

Charles "Mick" Handley

Monday, June 22nd, 1936 - Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
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Charles M Handley “Mick”, 84, of Absarokee, MT passed July 2nd,2020 at his home surrounded by family and friends.
He was born June 22nd, 1936 at Lee Summit, MO to Robert and Columbia Jane (Ruff) Handley, the youngest of 13 of the Handley-Morrison families. He grew up in Lodge Grass, MT.
He enlisted in the Marines in 1954 serving in Korea.
After his discharge in 1958 he went back to the ranch for a time and then to Olathe, KS for work. He retired in 1999 from the county being a heavy equipment operator.
He and his wife Betty than moved to Absarokee, MT
Mick was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Beartooth VFW #7311, Absarokee Cancer Support Group, Lions Club, Civic Club and anything else that needed help until his health started deteriorating. He also did a lot of woodworking being noted for his crosses.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 12 of his siblings, several nieces and nephews, and one daughter-in-law.
He is survived by sister Roberta Meyers, wife Betty, sons Michael (Robin), Duane (Denise), Charles (Susie), Vern (Renee), Don, Ron (Annie), and daughter Deb (Randy), Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, and Great Great Children and a host of friends. Also cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A funeral service will be held July 10th, 2020 at 11 AM at the Absarokee High School football field with military honors. Lunch will be served by VFW Aux. #7311 and Faith Circle Ladies of Immanuel Luth. Church.
Burial at the Rosebud Cemetery, Absarokee, MT.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Luth. Church, Beartooth VFW 37311, Absarokee Cancer Support Group, Riverstone Hospice Group or of own choice.
If you have one of his crosses he made please wear it to the service. Please wear masks if need be.
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  • Service

    Friday, July 10th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, July 10th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Absarokee High School
    Address
    327 S Woodard Ave
    ABSAROKEE, MT 59001
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    Notes
    on the football field
  • Reception

    Location
    Absarokee High School
    Address
    327 S Woodard Ave
    ABSAROKEE, MT 59001
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    Notes
    luncheon following the memorial service

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Kathleen Handley Hubler

Posted at 07:01pm
My sincerest condolences to Aunt Betty and the family. Mick was one in a million, such a fun person to be around. He was two years older than me so he was more like a cousin than my uncle. But he never let me forget he was UNCLE Mick. I loved him dearly. God Speed, Mick. I can just imagine the talk fest that's going on up there with all the "cholly's", your sisters and Grandma.
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