CUT BANK Richard Kenaloo Bundy, two days shy of 90, of Cut Bank, died of natural causes Dec. 27, at Glacier Care Center.
An Irish wake to celebrate Richard's life will be held at a later date.
One of the last real cowboys, Richard was born Dec. 29, 1922, in Dutton, to P.K. and Mayme (Lathrop) Bundy. He was the youngest of four children. Dick was raised on the family ranch in Ethridge. Later he joined the Army and fought in World War II.
Dad was one of the hardest working, most generous, loving and gentle men that the good Lord ever put on this earth.
He married the love of his life, LeeAnn Stone, on March 15, 1959. They went on to have three children. Dick and LeeAnn ranched their whole lives. He was checking cows and helping out at brandings well into his 80s.
Richard is survived by his wife of nearly 54 years, LeeAnn; son, Richard Kevin (Cheri) Bundy; daughters, Keli (Danny) Murphy and Stacy Layne (Hyland Layne); stepson, Dr. Joseph B. Stone III (Deanna); grandchildren, Court Nelson, Cassie (Jeff) Billman, Shelly Bundy, Devin Bundy, Morgan Bundy, Kyle (Jana) Murphy, Jace Murphy, Baylee Layne, Kaycee Layne, Hylee Layne, Jesse Stone and Jerry Stone; and great-grandchildren, River Billman, Mercedes Murphy and Lorelei Jeter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, P.K. and Mayme Bundy; sisters, Carol McMurtry and Bunny Johnsrud; and brother, Bill Bundy.
Whitted Funeral Chapel of Cut Bank is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be posted at www.whittedfuneralchapel.com.