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Babb —Robert Gordon Powell, 83, of Babb, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013 of natural causes at Missouri River Care and Rehabilitation in Great Falls.
Memorial services are planned for Saturday June 29th at 11am at Hooks Hideaway, with burial to follow (at a later date) in the Powell Family Cemetery. Cremation has taken place under the direction of O'Connor Funeral Home.
Rob was born September 1, 1930 in Kevin, MT to Amp and Jessie Powell. Thereafter he was raised on the family ranch in Babb. Rob graduated from Browning High School in 1951. He enlisted with the U.S. Navy in 1952 as a stock ship crew member, and served during the Korean War.
Rob married the love of his life Iola "Tiny" (Hill) On October 13, 1956. From this marriage, came four sons and a daughter. Rob worked as a rancher, a Brand Inspector, and later retired as Glacier County Deputy Sheriff. Robs' passion included hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed ranching and horse-back riding, and most of all, spending time with his 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Rob is survived by his sons, John (Junie) Powell of Browning, Bill (Nikki) Powell, Bob (JoAnn) Powell, and Dick (Barbie) Powell all of Babb; daughter Nick Powell of Babb; sister Audrey (Frank) Vaile of Babb; grandchildren, Jesse, Jerci, Jonell, and Jenna Powell all of Browning, Ben Powell of Babb, Cassie (BooBoo) Powell of McCook, NE, Dustin Powell of Kalispell, Bobbi Jo and Charlie Powell of Babb, Sharlie Walter of Havre, Frankie Powell of Babb; great-grandchildren Jagger Powell of Browning, Shaunte Lawrence of Havre, Tommy Powell of California; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Tiny (Iola) Powell; parents Amp and Jessie Powell; brother John Powell; sons Daniel Powell and Thomas Powell; grandson Clint Powell and infant great-grandson Jiriaya Powell.
Condolence may be left online at www.oconnorfuneralhome.com.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on June 28, 2013