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Thomas Heggen, Jr.

 

After a full 94 years of life, Tom Heggen died peacefully in his sleep June 7, 2017. He was a Montana cowboy who adored his wife, loved his kids and grandkids, and enjoyed dancing, visiting, and a little Canadian whiskey.

Thomas Heggen, Jr. was born to Josephine and Thomas Heggen, Sr. in Santa Barbara, California on April 17, 1923. His grandparents homesteaded near Ekalaka, Montana in 1880 and the family returned there to ranch.

Tom and his parents stayed on the ranch for most of his life except for a time when he was 12 when his dad worked on a ranch near Philipsburg, MT. He regarded it a...



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