Richard Dale Chartier, 72, of Sand Coulee, a lifetime Montanan, passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 19, 2019.
His memorial service will be Friday, November 22, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel. Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Richard was born October 17, 1947, in Great Falls to Ernie and Marilyn Chartier, and was raised on the family farm in Sand Coulee.
He attended Centerville Schools, graduating in 1966. He then enlisted in the Navy.
Richard married Candie Clayton in Great Falls in October 1967.
He later received an education degree from Northern Montana College and raised his two sons in Havre, before returning to the family farm in 1986 to raise cattle and be close to family.
His many professions included high school teacher, basketball coach, group counselor, railroad hostler, and rancher.
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