Larry Miles Pagett February 15, 1940 to November 17, 2022

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Larry Miles Pagett was born in Grand Forks, N.D., to Moythan Pagett and Ardeth Crossan on Feb. 15, 1940. He grew up in eastern Montana and graduated from Saco High School as Valedictorian in 1957. He attended and graduated from the University of Montana in December of 1960. A job in a bank brought him to Havre where he married Karen Pewonka on May 26, 1961.

Larry began his teaching career in Dutton, Mont., in the fall of 1961. He also taught in St. Regis and Seeley Lake, Mont. After 37 years teaching business and music, a retirement job brought him and Karen to Helena. During his time in Helena, he enjoyed playing the piano for church, refinishing furniture, carving Santas and playing in a tuba band.

Larry is survived by his wife, Karen; daughter Lesley (Todd) Fickler, daughter Penny Hurley; and four grandchildren: Bridger and Tucker Hurley, and Paige and Claire Fickler.

A small and intimate family service has taken place in Deer Lodge, with dear friend Rusty Craig officiating. Memorials in memory of Larry may be made to Touchmark in Helena, where they will be used to fund visiting musicians, c/o Nancy Yager, 915 Saddle Drive, Helena, MT 59601.


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