C. M. Russell High School Alumni

Great Falls, Montana (MT)

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This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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In Memory Of
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Alan A Phillips
Alan A Phillips
Class of 1971
Passed Jan 08, 2008
Passed away in St. Cloud, MN after year long battle with cancer.
Brett Alexander Sidebottom
Brett Alexander Sidebottom
Class of 1981
Passed Jun 25, 2004
My brother died of a self inflicted gun shot wound in Reno, NV at his appartment. We had no knowledge of his burdens and were deeply saddened by his passing.
Submitted by his sister Janet Sidebottom class of 1979.
Brian Friend
Brian Friend
Class of 1986
(Passed date unknown)
Motorcycle accident
Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson
Class of 1976
Passed Apr 10, 2018
(no additional information)
Chuck Johns
Chuck Johns
Class of 1968
Passed Jul 17, 2008
Chuck passed away as a result of a brain tumor. His Celebration of Life was July 26. You may remember he married his high school sweetheart, Shelley Barber. She and his family were at his side when he quietly passed at his home in Great Falls. He will be greatly missed.
Clint Hilbig
Clint Hilbig
Class of 1986
(Passed date unknown)
Car accident
Connie Ridl
Connie Ridl
Class of 1969
Passed Nov 28, 2011
Connie married Wayne Peschel. After he passed away, she married Daniel Bollich. They later divorced. She has four daughters and one son. She also has one grand-daughter and two grand-sons. Connie was found at home unconscious, later they found she suffered a brain aneurysm, she never recovered.
David Carter
David Carter
Class of 1982
(Passed date unknown)
Passed away a few years ago. I believe it was heart failure.
Denise Rothwell
Denise Rothwell
Class of 1979
Passed Dec 16, 2014
Denise, 54, passed away on in her home from complications of a pulmonary embolism. Denise graduated from CM Russell High in 1979, went to Montana State University in Bozeman, MT from 1979-1981; then on to The Colorado College, in Colorado Springs, CO 1981-1983 to attain her B.S. in Political Science. She was accepted to Pepperdine University School of Law, in Malibu, CA and earned her law degree in 1986. She was admitted to the California Bar 1986 and the Montana Bar 2004. In June of 2003 Denise moved back to her home state of Montana when her father, John Rothwell fell ill. She worked at Bronson, Luinstra, Rothwell & Young (previously, Alexander, Baucus, Paul & Young) in Great Falls, MT from July 2003-January, 2008. It was then she opened her own office, Rothwell Law Offices, in Great Falls from January 2008 until her death.

Denise’s greatest love and passion was Great Pyrenees dog rescue. She owned her first Great Pyrenees while living in California and was hooked on the breed. She always owned at least two of these majestic ‘gentle giant’ dogs and started working with rescues. She spent many hours finding foster homes for the dogs that she could not care for herself.
Dick Kildahl
Dick Kildahl
Class of 1975
(Passed date unknown)
A Celebration of the Life and Times of Dick Kildahl

When: Aug 20th 6pm
Where: The Dew Drop Inn
highway 2, 5 miles west of west Glacier
Music by Eric Fingers Ray

RSVP to Dick's brother Eric at
eric.kildahl@gmail.com
Dirk Mcnees
Dirk McNees
Class of 1980
Passed Aug 16, 1990
(no additional information)
Doug Hoffman
Doug Hoffman
Class of 1986
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Doug Leonardson
Doug Leonardson
Class of 1988
(Passed date unknown)
Dr. Leonardson died in a small plane crash a few years ago.
Glenn Jeffrey
Glenn Jeffrey
Class of 1988
Passed Jul 20, 2015
(no additional information)
Howard Ghee
Howard Ghee
Class of 1980
(Passed date unknown)
Howard died in a motor vehicle accident in Great Falls, I am sorry I can not remember the day but I believe it was within the last 2 years
James Peverrelle
James Peverrelle
Class of 1986
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Jason Bergstad
Jason Bergstad
Class of 1988
(Passed date unknown)
Died in car accident on Haver higway
Jeannette Tally
Jeannette Tally
Class of 1982
Passed Jan 04, 2012
(no additional information)
Jerry Black
Jerry Black
Class of 1986
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Jj Wadsworth
JJ Wadsworth
Class of 1990
Passed Jun 19, 2009
Died after a terrible motocross accident.

Married to Heidi Holzheimer, they have two sons.

Classmates Spotlight

C. M. Russell High School Classmates

Nancy Paasch
Class of '92

Alumni Stories

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School News

Class of 1977 '40th' class reunion

We are planning our 40th class reunion July 28th & 29, 2017. Please contact me at dsjjsutphin@msn.com. We have sen...
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