Obituary: John "Dennis" Brough

March 19, 1947 - January 10, 2021
John “Dennis” Brough died on January 10, 2021
Posted at 1:43 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 15:44:48-05

John “Dennis” Brough died on January 10, 2021, from complications of congestive heart failure. He had his wife Judy by his side and in the presence of his caring doctor and nursing staff.

Dennis was 73 years old at the time of his death. He was born in Havre, MT on March 19,1947, to John Clarence Brough and Georgia Lena Champagne. The two separated when Dennis was very young and he was then taken in and raised by his beloved grandfather, John Champagne.

In 1958, Dennis met and became close friends with the Winchell and the Avila families. He became best friends with Richard Avila and Doug Winchell.These three boys were always together and became like close brothers, and of course, they had their run-ins with the law. Dennis was placed in Miles City Boys Reform School for his delinquency and in 1963, while there, his grandfather died at 92 years of age. Dennis never got over the trauma of this loss and always wished he could have been with his grandpa when he closed his eyes in death.

Dennis was a good, hard working man, and a “jack of all trades.” He worked for many years as a driller for KB Drilling Company, and then for the Rocky Mountain Packing Company as a butcher. He was a talented musician. He sang, played the guitar, and had a special love for country music. He had a big heart, an infectious laugh, and a wild sense of humor. He didn’t have a mean bone in all his body, and the icing on the cake was his great love for the Bible and for Jehovah God to which he expressed his love many times through prayer and also the witnessing work.

In May of 2014, he was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Two weeks after his baptism, he and Judy were married on June 2, 2014. They began their married life together in Havre Montana where they grew up as close childhood friends. They remained best friends, companions, and sweethearts until his death on January 10, 2021.

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