CASCADE - Russell Chinadle, 66, of Cascade and former Havre resident, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at Peace Hospice of cancer.
A gathering of friends will be held at the Dearborn Inn at 3 p.m. Saturday. A family burial of ashes will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place.
Russell was born March 18, 1939, and raised in Hingham. He joined the U.S. Army in 1958. He was a bar owner prior to becoming a U.S. Postal worker, where he delivered mail to the Rocky Boy Reservation for 28 years. He formed many lifelong friendships there.
In earlier years, Russ enjoyed fishing at Tiber and Fresno and camping. After retirement and moving to the Dearborn area, he enjoyed puttering in the yard, taking care of his trees and helping raise his grandchild Nevaeh.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents, James and Ethel Chinadle; and 14-year-old grandson, James, in 2001.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Lois Chinadle; daughter, Cheryl Kirkland of Great Falls; sons, Roger (Becky) Chinadle of Bend, Ore., and Jim Chinadle of Dearborn; five grandchildren; brother, Allen (Georgia) Chinadle of Hingham; and aunt, Elsie Jones of Great Falls.
Russell will always be remembered for his generosity and willingness to help anyone at anytime.
Memorials may go the Peace Hospice House, 1501 26th St. S., Great Falls, MT 59405 or to the donor's choice.
Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.schniderfuneralhome.com.