Obituary: Ronald Gene Frost

Ronald Gene Frost, 79, of Great Falls, passed away on September 11th
Ronald Gene Frost
Posted at 10:47 AM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 12:49:20-04

Ronald Gene Frost, 79, of Great Falls, passed away on September 11th, 2019, from heart failure.

Ron was born November 20th, 1939 to Wyatt P. “Cap” Frost and Leland N. Frost in Hamilton, MT. He graduated from Corvallis High School in 1958 and in 1964 graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT, where he was a 3-sport athlete for the Battlin’ Bears. In 1972, he completed his Master’s degree in Education from the University of Montana.

Ron began his teaching and coaching career in Augusta, MT teaching Biology and coaching basketball for two years before moving to Great Falls where he taught Health for 33 years at C.M. Russell High School.

He was an athletic trainer his first two years at CMR, coached Sophomore Football four years, Sophomore Basketball eight years, and coached track all 33 years finishing as Head Track & Field coach the last 18 years.

While Ron was busy teaching and coaching, he also served his country as a Training Specialist in the Montana Air National Guard from 1965 until 1971. He especially loved serving in an “athletic director” role while participating in a unit deployment.

Ron is survived by the love of his life, Joy, married for over 53 years; daughter, Tasha Frost Johnson and son-in-law, Tim Hodel, Libby, MT; daughter, Tonya Frost and son-in-law, Tony Padilla, Tigard, OR, and son, Tyson and daughter-in law,Talara of Spokane, WA.

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