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Dennis Frare

Dennis Howard Frare

Thursday, June 19th, 1947 - Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
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Dennis Howard Frare was born June 19, 1947 to Romeo Peter Frare and Marjorie Frare Bottoms in Miles City, MT.

Dennis attended school in Broadus and Laurel,MT. He married the love of his life Barbara Ann (Bales) Frare on March 25, 1965. They had two children Tracy Dean Frare and Ty Frare.

Dennis proudly served in the United States Army from October 4,1964 to September 11, 1974. While in the army Dennis was an combat engineer, a military police officer and a jungle warfare instructor. SSG Frare, Dennis Howard served two tours during the Vietnam War August 1965- August 1966 and January 1969- December 1969. Dennis loved and supported our troops unconditionally. His lived his life to the army standards with discipline and respect to all. Dennis and Barbara returned to Laurel, MT where he worked at Laurel Ford and then Archie Cochran Ford in Billings for 33 years. He retired as an ASE Certified Senior Master Technician.

Dennis loved to ride motorcycle with his boys, go RV’ing, work on vehicles ( yes, even in his spare time), reminisce about the military, and spend time with family and friends. Dennis was loved by many and touched many hearts throughout his life.

Dennis was proceeded in death by his parent Romeo Peter Frare, Marjorie Frare Bottoms, step-father Bill Bottoms and step-brother Hubert Bottoms.

Survivors include his wife Barbara Ann Frare, sons Tracy Dean Frare and SFC (Ret.) Frare, Tyronne S. (Michelle). Grand children Jesse Unruh, Tyler Rae Jones (Seth), SSG Frare, James R. and Colby Frare. Great grand children Presley Jones, Ciara Unruh, Felicity Unruh and Madison Jones. Brother Mike Frare (Kay).
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 26th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, July 26th, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Smith Funeral Chapel-Laurel
  • Service

    Monday, July 27th, 2020 | 1:15pm
    Monday, July 27th, 2020 1:15pm
    Yellowstone National Cemetery
    55 Buffalo Trail Road
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Posted at 11:26am
With caring thoughts,Brother and our Uncle. Mike & Kay Frare, Mitch & Julie Frare, Monty Frare, Caleb, Danielle & Michael Frare, AND Collin Frare

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Steve & Michelle Whitmarsh

Posted at 02:41pm
Barb and family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Dennis and Barb have been the best neighbors to have. Dennis and his wisdom will be missed!

Steve & Michelle Whitmarsh

Posted at 02:41pm
Barb and family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Dennis and Barb have been the best neighbors to have. Dennis and his wisdom will be missed!

Steven Gauslow

Posted at 06:36am
To Barbara, Tyronne and Michelle,

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Tyronne, I don't remember ever meeting your Dad (I may have when we were in grade school). but your Dad and mine followed the same path, Army and being a mechanic after the Vietnam War. Barbara, I am so sorry for your loss. Steve and Stephanie Gauslow, Ridgecrest, CA (Retired Navy)

Debbie and Brett Rotan

Posted at 12:02pm
Please know that we are thinking of you! I love you like a mother. ! I will miss Dennis and his Essence of Corral joke all the time. I loved him!
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