Harry Liddle, a 60-year-old rancher, went home to be with the Lord on June 9, 2008, at his residence after a two-year fight with cancer.
Funeral services will be Monday, June 16, 2008, at 11 a. m. in the Lloyd Sweet Auditorium of the Chinook High School. A reception will follow the services in the American Lutheran Church with burial at the Liddle Family Cemetery on the ranch. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook. Harry was born to Frank and Genevieve (Dolan) Liddle on May 4, 1948, in Havre. He was raised in the Missouri River Breaks on Cow Creek, 60 miles south of Chinook on the family ranch which his grandfather homesteaded in 1913. Harry attended school in Chinook and graduated from high school in 1967. During this time he learned to tie flies. He trapped furs and ran trail hounds. He did some boxing under Dan Sargent and was active in FFA. He started ranching right away with his father after graduation. During his spare time he took a taxidermy correspondence course, mounting many specimens. In 1969, he received a diploma from the North Western School of Taxidermy. On Dec. 26, 1971, in Chinook, Harry married Carolyn Oehmcke and they had a fine family of four children: Travis, Justin, Mitzi and Mark. Harry was an excellent woodworker, building sheds, barns and his home. He loved to work with oak and other fine woods, building cupboards, captain chairs, headboards, etc. and even did a log addition onto his house. His children and grandchildren were the most important thing to him and they are proud examples of his love, devotion, and strong will. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Carolyn Liddle; sons, Travis (Jolene Kinsella) Liddle, Justin (Ashley Molyneaux) Liddle and Mark (Mendy Holcomb) Liddle, all of Chinook; daughter, Mitzi (Kory) Cecrle; grandchildren, Colton, Stacie, Ethan, Genevieve, Jade, Torin, and Falyn; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Harry was preceded in death by his parents; and half brother, Bernard Benson.