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

Ronald E "Ron" Carpenter

Saturday, September 27th, 1947 - Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Obituary

Ron passed suddenly on Monday August 3, 2020 while traveling home to Billings from a family trip to his wife’s family homestead in Big Sandy, Mt. He was born September 27, 1947 in Fresno, CA. As a young boy,

Ron moved to Billings where he grew up and then called home. He was a graduate of Billings Senior High School in 1967. In 1968, he was drafted into the US Army and served 13 months in Vietnam. He was proud of his service and of being a Vietnam Veteran.

Upon his return from service, he met and married Joyce, the love of his life. They celebrated 48 years of marriage in April.

Ron had a passion for the outdoors. Whether it was camping, fishing, hunting or just a drive through the beautiful Montana countryside. He was a devout Christian man that loved the Lord and led his life accordingly. He was the supporting force behind his children and would do anything for family or friends.

Many people may have known him simply as the man that plowed snow or as the protector of the neighborhood park, but make no mistake many others knew him as the kind, loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Friend that he truly was. If ever he had the chance, he probably recanted one of his many life stories that he loved to share with family, friends, and those he met.

Ron is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Carpenter (Billings, MT), his sisters: Cheryl Morris (Billings, Mt) – spouse Mick and Tara Carpenter (Dickinson, ND), three children: Travis Carpenter (Tulare, CA) – spouse Christina, Misti Kober (Billings, MT), and Laci Davey (Billings, MT) – spouse Ian, eight grandchildren: Cason, Gustavo, Jeffrey, and Caleb Carpenter, Tayla and Alex Kober, Gabriel and Gemma Davey, his Aunt Darlene Gamble (Billings, MT), Aunt Dorothy Archie (Billings MT), Aunt Lila Carpenter (Park City MT), many nieces and nephews, friends and extended family.

Visitation will be from 9-10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at the Vineyard Church, 1413 Rosebud Lane, in Billings. The funeral service follows at 10:00 a.m. and interment with full military honors will be held at 12:00 at the Yellowstone National Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be shared at www.smithfuneralchapels.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 13th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    When
    Thursday, August 13th, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    Vineyard Church
    Address
    1413 Rosebud Lane
    BILLINGS, MT 59101
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  • Service

    Thursday, August 13th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Thursday, August 13th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Vineyard Church
    Address
    1413 Rosebud Lane
    BILLINGS, MT 59101
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    the funeral service will be broadcast on facebook live as well for those unable to attend the service in person
    Officiant
    Pastor Ken Kirby
  • Interment

    Location
    Yellowstone National Cemetery
    Address
    55 Buffalo Hill Trail
    LAUREL, MT
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    Notes
    Full military honors
  • Reception

    Location
    Fellowship Baptist Church
    Address
    423 Westgate Drive
    BILLINGS, MT 59101
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    Notes
    A reception will be held at 1:30pm at Fellowship Baptist Church

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Kim and Sheryl Christophersen

Posted at 06:14pm
We are so sorry to hear of Ron passing. Prayers to all of you during this period of your lives. He was a very gentle soul and we loved visiting with him whenever he stopped by.
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Bill Miller

Posted at 11:16pm
Joyce and family,

We are so sorry about Ron's passing. We really liked visiting with him.

Bill and Bev Miller
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Beverly and Bonnie

Posted at 10:53pm
You're in our hearts and prayers! With love from Beverly (Miller) and Kim Woodward, and Bonnie (Miller) and Gerry Ready
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Bonnie Ready

Posted at 06:59pm
When going to a family picnic over the years, we could always look forward to seeing Ron and Joyce. They were always there because family was such a high priority and they genuinely cared about hearing how each one was doing. Ron was a great guy, and in fact, he still is! It's so good to know we'll be seeing him again. But for now, it's so hard. We are praying that you will be especially aware of the presence of Jesus with his arms wrapped around you and bringing the healing, peace and hope that can only come from him.
With love,
Bonnie (Miller) and Gerry Ready
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Mike/Betty (Pendergraft)Donahue Mike/Nancy(Pendergraft) Hill

Posted at 02:02pm
"What the heart has once owed...it shall never lose." (HW Beecher). You and your family have our deepest sympathy in this difficult time.
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