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Douglas Hubbard

June 6, 1946 — December 3, 2022

Douglas Lee Hubbard, better known as Doug to his family and friends, passed away peacefully on December 3, 2022. Born on June 6, 1946 to Bill and Gloriann Hubbard, he lived in Dillon during his childhood. After his father remarried Iris Hubbard, Doug was the only boy in a blended family with nine sisters. He spent his early years riding motorcycles all over creation with his lifelong friends, George and Floyd Rebich.



After graduating high school, Doug joined the Marines. He served three tours of duty in Vietnam and signed up for fourth, but did not make that deployment. Doug was a Reconnaissance Marine Sergeant and survived the Battle of Hue. After three years of combat, he was honorably discharged. Doug used his GI Bill benefits to study mechanics at the vocational college in Helena.



Doug worked hard all his life. He was an entrepreneur who owned two Standard Oil service stations in Butte during the 1970’s. After buying three Coleman tent trailers, intending to sell two and keep one for his family camping adventures and instead selling all three immediately, Doug sold his service stations and started Rocky Mountain RV in 1979. From his humble beginnings, Doug built a successful business that is still run by his son, Nathan.



Doug was an exceptional outdoorsman. Big game hunting and fly fishing were his passions. He loved hunting elk, first for trophy bulls and later in life for dry cows or yearlings to help preserve the herds. He stalked fish from Alaska to Idaho, but found as much joy fishing Berry Creek as he did steelhead fishing. At his cabins, Doug befriended wild animals and enjoyed being surrounded by nature. In recent years, Doug’s favorite adventures were taking long rides in his truck with his wife, Cindy, to see beautiful places and spot game.



He had a defiant streak that often entertained those who knew him best, but he was exceptionally generous to his friends. From butchering wild game, to helping others start their businesses or offering a job during tough times, Doug was always there to lend a hand.



He is missed and loved by surviving relatives: his wife, Cindy Humphrey Hubbard; his son and family Nathan, Joslin, Natalee, Addalin, and Jonathan Hubbard; his daughter and family, Kelley, Chris, and Olivia Rischke; his stepson Eli Humphrey; his first wife, Theresa Hubbard; and his sisters and their families Kathy, Ellen, Joanne, Diane, Lynn, Wilma, Cheryl. Doug was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Lola and Margie.



A memorial service for Doug will be held at Brundage Funeral Home in Dillon on Tuesday, December 13th at 11:00 am, followed by interment in the veteran’s section of Mountain View Cemetery. A reception will be held immediately after burial at the Elk’s Lodge in Dillon. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the fund Doug Hubbard set up to aid fellow veterans. Contact Saajid Muhammad, Veteran Service Officer with the Montana Department of Military Affairs at (406) 533-0910 or smuhammad@mt.gov.

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