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Obituary - Alex James Billmayer

Alex James Billmayer of Hogeland, 41, passed away unexpectedly in a tragic accident Friday April 26, 2024, on the family ranch.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. in the Commercial Building in Chinook, MT. A graveside service will be held Sunday at 11:00 a.m. at the Wing Cemetery.

Alex James Billmayer was born July 8th, 1982, in the hallway of the Havre hospital to Larry and Kristi Billmayer, joining his proud older brother, Casey, and beginning his thrilling journey through life.

Alex had a fondness for animals from a young age. He cared for a wide range of pets, including; rats, snakes, birds, hermit crabs, guinea pigs, and ferrets. He loved to use his animals to scare his grandma Helen by allowing them to crawl all over his body.

His love of animals carried over into adulthood where he enjoyed working with his dogs, sharing this knowledge and appreciation with his four kids, Bailey, Quin, Amos and Madalyn. They spent countless hours together on horseback, enjoying life on the ranch.

Early in Alex's life his desire to learn took him in many different directions. He was a talented artist, space enthusiast, and an accomplished athlete. He was especially skilled in Taekwondo, earning a bronze medal at the Panam Games in Chicago.

Alex was greatly devoted to the family farm, leading him to seek progressive alternatives to conventional farming. This consisted of a worm farm, composting, cell grazing, and regenerative agriculture.

He loved the feeling of jumping on his Harley and hitting the destinationless open road. Spending time at the family cabin fishing, tubing and water skiing were some of his favorite pastimes.

Traveling and finding new adventures was something Alex was sure to make time for. He made numerous trips to Hawaii, most recently a memorable adventure with his kids and Dad in 2023. He never met a stranger and was truly the Iife of the party.

Alex's passion for music strongly impacted his life. He performed in multiple bands, wrote and released his own solo album and went on a tour across the Hi-Line.

He supported and encouraged every aspect of local artistry, going great lengths to organize concerts and bring music classes into the school and community.

Alex shared his love of music by taking his kids to see some of their favorite bands, making it front and center and creating some of their fondest memories.

Alex truly lived larger than life, loving his many friends and family young and old openly.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Kristi Billmayer; maternal grandparents, Hugh and Joyce Dresser, and cousin Emily Billmayer.

He is survived by his children, Bailey, Quin, Amos, and Madalyn, whom he loved fiercely; his father, Larry Billmayer; brother, Casey (Katie) Billmayer;paternal grandparents, Jim and Helen Billmayer;numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.


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