Gregory Charles Soha, 26, was born to Sisi Keyfer Soha and Charles R. Soha on Aug. 11, 1983, in Washington, D.C. He passed away from a self-inflicted wound on Sunday, April 18, 2010, in Havre.
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Gregory's early years were spent in Alexandria, Va., until his father retired from the U.S. Army and relocated his family to the beach in North Carolina. Gregory and his brother, Benjamin, enjoyed surfing year-round at the Emerald Isle beach. He was active on local Little League soccer, basketball and softball teams, where his dad helped with softball coaching duties.
The family moved to Bozeman in 2000, and Gregory graduated from Bozeman High School in 2001. He attended Montana State University for two years then transferred to The University of Montana Western in Dillon, where he received his degree in business with a tourism minor in 2006.
He served in the North Carolina National Guard at Morehead City, and with the 163rd in Bozeman and in Dillon.
Gregory served with the United States Border Patrol and later with Homeland Security in Roosville (Eureka), Mont., and at Havre, where he was a dispatcher.
Gregory is survived by his mother, Sisi Keyfer of Istanbul, Turkey; his father, retired Col. Charles Soha; brothers, Charlie of Dillon, Daniel of Dayton, Ohio, and Benjamin, currently at the U.S. Army Quartermaster School in Fort Lee, Va. His father raised these four virtually alone, which was his "labor of love!"
As his father, I've never had a "Pearl Harbor" until today, and I do remember Dec. 7. We love you, son, and you will be missed.
Arrangements are pending in Havre.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Apr. 20, 2010