Michael Eugene Brough of Havre, 51 years, 6 months, and 28 days, passed away on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
His memorial service will be Saturday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. at Fifth Avenue Christian Church with Chad Leatherman officiating. The family has suggested memorials in Mike's name be made to Taylor and Mackenzie Brough for their college fund at 1665 S. Clayton St ., Denver, CO 80210.
Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements, and you may express your condolences and memories online at http://www.hollandbonine.com.
Mike was born on June 30, 1962, to Richard and RoseAnn (Anderson) Brough, the third of five children. He grew up in Havre, graduating in 1980 from Havre High School. He later graduated from the Community College of Denver. Mike was active in the Havre boxing program. He went to Lake Charles, La ., and won a Golden Gloves award. He went to work for the Burlington Northern Railroad, and was a gandy dancer for several years. He joined the National Guard in 1981 and served for several years.
Mike married Kelly Jean Broere in Havre in 1985. Together they had two daughters, Taylor Jade and Mackenzie Hunter Brough. They moved to Denver. The couple later divorced.
Mike worked as an X-ray tech for several years and then started his own business - Renovate, Rehab, and Restore. He was very successful in his business and built beautiful projects. Mike moved back to Montana in 2011.
Mike had a wonderful sense of humor and always came up with a nickname for everyone. He was a very kind and gentle soul. He could speak with anyone, from politicians to children and was always on their level. He loved to read and had an extensive library. He loved to explore his Native history as well. Mike traveled with his family all over Europe, Central America, Alaska, Hawaii and the Caribbean. He loved to hunt, fish and especially help out at branding time.
Mike was preceded in death by his father, Richard Brough; his brother, Arlen Brough; and his mother. RoseAnn Brough.
He is survived by his children, Taylor and Mackenzie Brough; and his ex-wife Kelly Brough, all of Denver, Colo .; his girlfriend, Kim Lucke of Havre; his sisters, Brenda (Ron) Doyra, and Lori (Tim) Casey, both of Helena, Mont .; his brother, Roger Brough of Havre; nieces, Jillian, Lindsey and Gabriell; nephews, Jordon, Garrette, Keegan, Brennan, Kaelan, Trenton, Dillon, Garett and Zane.