Obituary: Forrest William Deaton

June 9, 1978 ~ February 1, 2021 (age 42)
Forrest William Deaton
Posted at 2:30 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 16:30:15-05

Our beloved Forrest William Deaton, 42, of Great Falls, was taken from us unexpectedly on Monday, February 1, 2021 in a motor vehicle accident in Lincoln, MT.

Forrest was born on June 9, 1978 into the happy family of Doug and Arlene Adamson Deaton in Great Falls. He grew up playing baseball, golf, and hockey, with hockey becoming the joy of his life
from the age of six. When Great Falls Youth Hockey joined the Canadian League, the road trips began, and the adventures of a lifetime were started He attended Sacajawea Elementary, North Junior High and graduated from CMR in 1997.

After graduation Forrest went to work in Great Falls for Ulmer’s Auto, where Bev, Gary and Greg were like family to him. He took great pride in his profession, working there for 18 years. On August 17, 2002 he married Dawn Baker in Great Falls. Sadly, she passed on May 6, 2006 in a car accident. Forrest went on to graduate from college-MSU Northern with a degree in Education. On July 28, 2012 he married Corrie Strozk.

While doing his student teaching in Augusta, Forrest met Denver Krone in his class. He always said Denver was his first friend in town. This was his introduction into this fantastic family with Lance & Lennie, Lorne and Tami, Logan and Darcy and the kids. He fell in love with ranching, riding, and chasing cows, trading his hockey skates for boots and spurs.

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Croxford Funeral Home website.