Eugene Russell Dwyer
1929 - 2018
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Eugene Russell Dwyer

GREAT FALLS - Eugene "Gene" Russell Dwyer, 88, of Great Falls, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Missoula.

A memorial service will be Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel. Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Gene was born on November 9, 1929 in Great Falls, Montana to Mildred (Hooker) and Donald Dwyer Sr. He graduated from St. Mary's High School and joined the Marines. He also worked at the police department in California and then became an insurance adjuster in Great Falls until his retirement.

He married Frances Belote in 1979.

Gene was responsible for the renovations of the Charles M. Russell honeymoon cottage in Cascade, MT. He was a great admirer and follower of all of Charles Russell's art work, which made the renovations of his honeymoon cottage a labor of love. He was also a devout Catholic.

He is survived by his wife, Frances; children Eileen Silva of CA and Kelly Dwyer of Missoula; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; brother; and sister.

Memorials are suggested to Meals on Wheels.

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Published in Great Falls Tribune on Mar. 18, 2018.
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Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel
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