|Birth: ||Aug. 7, 1943|
|Death: ||Sep. 9, 2006|
Silver Bow County
Diddy D. McGee died Saturday afternoon, Sept. 9, 2006, at the home of his mother, following a long term illness. He was born in Central City, Ky., Aug. 7, 1943, to Dillard and Merle (Mayes) McGee. He attended the Webster-Garfield Grade School and graduated from Butte High. He attended Montana School of Mines for a year before going to More Park College in Ventura, Calif., where he earned an associate of arts degree. He earned his bachelors of science in special education at the University of Utah where he graduated Cum Laude. Diddy served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict from 1964 to 1967 aboard the USS Currituck in the Pacific Fleet. While in the navy he served as an air weatherman and a meteorological technician at the Pacific Missile Test Center at Point Magu, Calif. He also served as a meteorological technician at Magneto Hydrodynamics in Butte in 1979 and 1980. He retired in May of 2006 after teaching special education for 20 years at the Horizonte Instruction and Training Center in Salt Lake City.
An avid reader, Diddy enjoyed photography, nature, rock collecting and camping. He was loved by his family and friends and will be deeply missed by all.
He is survived by his mother, Merle Mayes McGee Moravec, of Butte; brothers and sister-in-law, James T. McGee, and Douglas D. and Sherry McGee, of Butte; sisters and brother-in-law, Barbara Nell Winsett of Boonville, Ind., Clara Glidewell, of Butte, and Nina and Dennis Rintala, of Anaconda; twenty nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews also survive. Other survivors include his best friend for 25 years, Daryl Hunt and special friends, Marilyn Moore and Mary Lilly Peterson.
Diddy was preceded in death by his father; brother, Billy Joe McGee; two baby sisters; a niece and a nephew.
Cremation will take place in Butte. Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church with Pastor Ron Martin-Dent officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Cemetery.
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Published in The Montana Standard on 9/11/2006.
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Silver Bow County
Created by: A Marine's Daughter
Record added: Sep 19, 2006
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