Great Falls (Mt) Tribune, 2 Oct. 1996

Leo LaTray

   Plains- Leo LaTray, 82, a Lewistown native and former resident, died of natural causes Sunday at a Missoula


   Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church in Plains, with burial with military honors at Plains Cemetery.

   Memorials are suggested to the American Kidney Foundation.

   Coffelt-Bunch Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   LaTray was born Dec. 25, 1913 in Lewistown, and graduated from Fergus County High School in 1931. He worked for the  Milwaukee Railroad and later for the Fish and Game Department.

   In 1937, he married Ruby Doney and they lived in Deerlodge and Lewistown.

   He served in the Navy from 1944-45 and then returned to Lewistown, where he again worked for the Fish and Game Department as a fish culturist. He and his family later lived in Great Falls, Anaconda, Hamilton, and Somers.     

   He retired from the Fish and Game Department in 1974 and moved to Plains in 1987.

   He was a member, past state president and northwest regional president of the Eagles Lodge, a member of St. James Catholic Church and a life member of the Horse Plains Veterans of  Foreign Wars. He enjoyed woodworking and was an avid sports fan.

   Survivors include his wife of Plains; two sons, Leo of Plains and Sidney of Frenchtown; a daughter, Sharon Althuisius of Bainbridge Island, WA; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.