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Billie Vern Poulton
December 29, 1934 ~ May 11, 2017
May 15, 2017
Billie Vern Poulton, 82, passed away on Thursday May 11, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Private graveside services will be held at Grandview Cemetery.

Bill was born December 29, 1934, to Jim and Fern Poulton in Fort Peck, Montana. Bill grew up in Fort Peck and Hardin, Montana, until he and his family moved to Winnett, Montana, when he was in third grade, where he met Pat for the first time.

Bill quit high school to work for his dad on the ranch at the age of 15 and started dating Pat. At the age of 18, Bill moved into town and went to work for Gulf Oil.

Bill and Pat married on March 17, 1953, in Roundup, Montana, and moved to Gillette, Wyoming, where he continued working for Gulf Oil. They went on to have five beautiful children. They followed the oil crew with their mobile trailer until 1960, where they settled in Baker, Montana, and got into the trucking business with three of his own trucks.

In 1968, they moved to Bonners Ferry, and ran the BF Redi Mix until his retirement.

After retirement, Bill and Pat enjoyed traveling to warmer places in the winter and fishing in Alaska. Summers were spent in Bonners Ferry. His best times were spent in his large garden and with his family. He loved being with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was such a big part of all of our lives and will be so missed.

Bill is preceded in death by his great granddaughter. Angela Marie Poulton. He is survived by his wife, Pat, of 64 years, children Rich Poulton, Olympia, Washington, Randy Poulton (Linda) Marana, Arizona, Carrie Figgins (Joe), Cathi Winkelseth (Alan) and Shelly Yount (Jack), all of Bonners Ferry, brother and sisters Tom Mayo (Shirley) Bonners Ferry, Ruth Mayo, Roundup, Montana, Rose Snider (Jack), also of Roundup, and Susie Winey (Steve) Bonners Ferry, grandchildren Kali (Chris), Andrea (Nick), Kourtni (Howie), Billie (Nicole), Lynsie (Matt), Tina, Josh (Rachel), Kevin, Kaylan, Wade (Nicole), Kendall (Kyle), Kynsie (Tyler), Jordan and Ashley (Mike), and 26 great grandchildren.