Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery - Missoula, Montana
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 46° 51.213 W 114° 03.642
11T E 724065 N 5193084
Quick Description: To find the Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery: From Hwy. 93/S. Reserve Street turn west on Spurgin Road continue about 2 km then turn south on Tower Street to cemetery, 700 meters.
Location: Montana, United States
Date Posted: 6/26/2014 10:34:07 AM
Waymark Code: WMM0B2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
The Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery is located in Missoula County. There are approximately 700 interments. Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery is the second Veterans' cemetery to be established in the State of Montana. In 1985 it was officially dedicated.

This is a beautiful cemetery and extremely well maintained. There are two rows of five mausoleums located in the western edge of the cemetery.

The Department of Military Affairs provides an Alpha List for the Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery: (visit link)

We visited Montana too early for the annual Veterans' Memorial Day celebration, try not to miss it.

The following list is of the most recent Veteran interments.
Joe Thomas Allen: Born on June 1, 1924 and he died on February 19, 2014 - US Navy World War II
Earl Bilbrey: Born in 1935 and he died on May 7, 2014
Albert Valentine "Uncle Al" Brutto: Born on March 27, 1915 and he died on Feb., 2014
Edwin B. Ephrom, Jr.: Birth unknown and he died on Jun., 2014
Walter Calvin "Walt" Gainan: Born on November 7, 1943 and he died on January 29, 2014 - US Marine Corps Vietnam
Joseph Herbert Hagle: Born on July 10, 1933 and he died on April 15, 2014
Ward D. "Pard" Hansen: Born on May 11, 1922 and he died on April. 13, 2014
Charlie Israel: Born on May 15, 1933 and he died on April 6, 2014
Mark John Jakobson: Born on May 4, 1923 and he died on May 28, 2014 - US Navy World War II
Charles Jokerst: Born on December 1, 1933 and he died on Apr. 9, 2014 - US Army Korean War
Walter Vernon Lane: Born on December 29, 1929 and he died on May 21, 2014 - US Navy World War II
Jimmie D. Parkinson: Birth unknown and he died on February 15, 2014
David Reum: Birth unknown and he died on May 28, 2014
Joseph Anthony Ricci: Born on June 10, 1932 and he died on March 31, 2014 - US Navy - Sea Bee Korean War
Ronald G. Therriault: Born on November 2, 1931 and he died on April. 20, 2014 - US Army 2 tours Korean War
David Arnold Thompson: Born on December 8, 1930 and he died on March 29, 2014 - US Air Force Korean War
Date cemetery was established: 1985

Visiting hours:
Dawn to Dusk - 7 days a week


Website pertaining to the cemetery: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
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