|Birth: ||Jul. 9, 1936|
|Death: ||Jan. 20, 2008|
Gary Hotaling, 71, of 1913 West Hill Place, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2008, at a local hospital due to natural causes.
A vigil service will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 7 p.m.
His funeral liturgy will also be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Friday, January 25, 2008 at 10 a.m.
Burial of ashes will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Gary was born July 9, 1936 to John and Doris (Williams) Hotaling in Miles City, Montana, where he was raised and educated, graduating from high school there.
He married Betty Waitsches in Miles City in 1956. Gary was with the Naval Reserve for ten years.
He worked for Goodyear in Miles City, and then relocated with them to Great Falls. Gary worked in retail tire and automotive service stores in Great Falls, and as an outside salesman for NAPA Auto Parts, retiring in 2000.
He was active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, a member of the parish council, taught religious education, and was active in the Boy Scouts in Miles City.
Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, backpacking and gardening. He loved woodworking, especially making toys and sleds for his grandchildren, for which he won several ribbons at the State Fair. He also greatly enjoyed bullseye target shooting.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Hotaling of Great Falls, daughter Leisa Hotaling of Minneapolis, MN; sons Jack Hotaling and David (Judy) Hotaling, all of Great Falls, and Rick (Krystal) Hotaling of Butte; sister Susan (Jerry) Backlund of Miles City; four grandchildren; six step grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials are suggested to the McLaughlin Research Institute, 1520 23rd St S, Great Falls, MT 59405, or St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 420 2nd Ave SW, Great Falls, MT 59404.
John Charles Hotaling (1907 - 1954)
Doris M Williams Hotaling (1911 - 1999)
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Created by: Karen Griswold Stroh
Record added: Aug 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96101765