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Gary Allen Coston

Gary Allen Coston
Born: Jul 15, 1939
Died: Oct 01, 2014

Gary Allen Coston, 75, passed away on October 1, 2014 in Chinook. Memorial services will be Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Alliance Church in Chinook. Arrangements have been made with Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook. 
Gary Allen Coston was born July 15, 1939 in New Market, IA to Walter and Verla Coston.  
Gary was in the Air Force from 1958 until 1961 and spent a year in Iceland and   He lived in Bend Oregon for a few years before settling in Montana where he married his wife France on December 19, 1970 and spent the last 43 years raising three girls.  After spending several years in North Dakota and Colorado working in the oilfield, Gary returned to Montana in 2000 to be closer to his grand kids.
Everyone will remember Gary for always having a story to tell, which would often be about, trucks, old cars, hunting, fishing, guns, farming or an occasional rant about political issues.
Gary is preceded in death by his father Walter Coston and his mother Verla Coston and a brother Darrell Coston. 
Gary is survived by a brother Harold Coston and his wife Pauline of College Springs IA, a sister Nancy Wayman and her husband Richard of Clarinda, IA ,another sister Waneta Gibson and her Husband Tom of Grand Island, NE. Gary is survived by his wife France Coston of Chinook, MT; a daughter Tammy and her husband Jim of Stagecoach, TX; a daughter Marsha of Havre, MT; a daughter Patricia of Aurora, OH; as well as grandkids Taylor, Dakota, Aspyn, Abby, and Emily. 

Public Guest Book

Oct 4th
Colleen Edwards
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending Hugs your way.
Oct 4th
julie haller
I am so sorry for your loss. What a shock. May God wrap his loving arms around each of your. Your in my prayers. Julie Haller
Oct 4th
Sonny and Larilyn
We enjoyed Gary and had many laughs at his stories. Every time we meet a moving van on the highway, one of us says,"there goes the bed bugs" We will always remember Gary shaking his head no as he said, "I'm not a bed bug hauler." We are very thankful we had the opportunity to get to know Gary and for all the fun memories.
Oct 5th
Cindy Geiger
Franny and family, i am sending you my deepest sympathy and prayers of strength your way. I will always remember u and gary, the canning, gardening n many hours of cards! Take care
Oct 5th
Les & Elaine Loftis
Our sincere sympathy goes out to Fran and families. He will be missed as a friend and onFace book. Rest in peace Gary.
Pendleton OR
Oct 5th
John & Phyllis Herren
Fran and Family,
Our deepest sympathy to all. Gary was such a good friend from younger days in school at New Market and through the years up to now. We cherish the long telephone conversations we had with him and he will be greatly missed. His sense of humor was matchless. We pray for peace and comfort for all of the wonderful family he has left behind. He cherished his family so dearly. God Bless.
Oct 6th
judy sparks
I was so sorry to hear about Gary. We went to grade school and high school together. He was always such a nice guy and although I had'nt seen Gary in years, I considered him my good friend. My sympathies to all his family. Sincerely. Judy Sparks
Oct 6th
LaVone Novosad
Thinking of you all during your time of sorrow. Praying that you gain strength and comfort from God's loving care.
Oct 6th
Lori Getter
Hi Fran, Tammy, Patricia and Marsha - I am so sorry about Gary. I know he is no longer suffering and at a better place. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Love Lori


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