Robert John Brough, 71, died of natural causes Thursday, July 30, 2009, at Northern Montana Hospital.
A prayer vigil will be held 7 p.m. todoay, Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at the Holland & Bonine Funeral Home. His memorial service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at the St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church with Father Pete Guthneck officiating. Burial will follow at the Calvary Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars immediately after the graveside services. Services have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home Bob was born Nov. 17, 1937, in Havre, Mont., to John and Lyda (Berger) Brough. He was raised by his grandparents, Clarence and Victoria Brough. He attended schools at St. Xavier’s in Hardin and St. Jude’s Catholic School. He married Mary McSloy and together they had four children, Carol Kline, Brad Brough, Brian Brough, and Cindy Dennis. The couple later divorced. Bob worked in the construction field most of his life. He was always eager to lend a helping hand to family and friends with any construction project. Bob worked in the Bear Paw Mountains with his grandfather, Clarence Brough, raising cows and growing a plentiful garden. He later married Phyllis Wilson and had two children, Tammy Brough and Kim Keefe, and also raised Sheldon and Tom Wilson. They later divorced. Bob was a loving man who enjoyed his family and his grandchildren. Bob liked the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He loved to joke, tease and tell stories. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Richard Brough, his stepson Sheldon Wilson and an uncle, Joe Brough. Bob is survived by Phyllis Wilson; his daughters, Tammy (Jack Murray) Brough of Chester, Mont., Carol (Larry) Kline of Fort Benton, Mont., Kim (Mike) Keefe of Glenford, Ohio, and Cindy Dennis of Chinook, Mont.; sons, Brad Brough of Anaconda, Mont., Brian Brough of Havre, Mont., and Tom Wilson of Havre, Mont.; a sister, Sharon (Charles) Grant of Havre, Mont.; his grandchildren, Jacynta Kline, Jasmine Kline, Nick Pfeiffer, Skylar Keefe, Mallory Brough, Ali Molyneaux, Holly Dennis, Emily Dennis and Tim Dennis; and many nieces, nephews and in-law relatives.