|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1934|
|Death: ||Aug. 24, 2011|
Stanley McIntire died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at his home following a two-year battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 76 years old.
Stanley was born on Christmas Day, 1934 at Thiel Hospital in Bertha, Minn., to Joseph and Marian (Edes) McIntire, the third of their six children. He attended country school through fifth grade. He then attended school in Bertha where his classmate was Juanita Knedel. They graduated from Bertha High School in 1952 and were married in the Hewitt Methodist Church in 1956.
Stanley also attended Sidney High School in Sidney, Mont., for two years, after working summers on the Thiessen ranch near Lambert, Mont., and wheat harvests at the Ratzburg and McCracken ranches in Ledger, Mont., and the Dougherty ranch in Connell, Wash. Stanley attended college at the Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho, and the University of Minnesota. He entered Navy flight training and earned his wings of gold at Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1956. He later attended Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., graduating in 1971.
In the Navy, Stanley was a fighter pilot and flew F-3H Demons in two Far East tours on the Shangri-La with the VF-114, making many day and night carrier landings. After leaving the Navy, he was an experimental test pilot for McDonnell-Douglas logging over 2000 hours in F-4 Phantoms, and he was the 13th pilot to fly the F-15 Eagle.
After he retired as a pilot, Stanley followed a life long dream to move back to the Big Sky Country. He joined Piper Jaffray & Hopwood as an investment advisor and was in the Billings office for over 25 years.
Throughout his life, Stanley loved to hunt and ski, and he was able to go to Red Lodge one last time in 2011. He helped establish St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Florissant, Mo., and Hope United Methodist Church in Billings Heights and devoted many hours to church work.
Stanley was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Charles and Robert; and sister Vera Reynolds; and beloved aunts, uncles and cousins. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Juanita; daughters Lisa and Rhoda; sister Jeanne; brother Allen; cousins, nieces, nephews and further extended family.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Hope United Methodist Church in Billings Heights. Military honors and a reception will follow the service. Private Burial will take place. The casket will be closed. Michelotti-Sawyers is in charge of arrangements and remembrances may be shared with the family at www.michelottisawyers.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hope United Methodist Church, the Billings Food Bank or to the charity of your choice.
Joseph William McIntire (1906 - 1947)
Marian A Edes McIntire (1907 - 2008)
Vera Mae McIntire Reynolds (1932 - 2006)*
Stanley Hoover McIntire (1934 - 2011)
Charles William McIntire (1938 - 1998)*
Robert Milton McIntire (1942 - 2008)*
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Record added: Nov 14, 2012
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