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John Milton Giles

October 4, 1937 — March 15, 2024

John M. Giles (Jack or Skip) was born to Norman and Theresa Giles in Dillon, Montana on October 4, 1937. He died at Barrett Memorial Hospital after an extended illness on March 15, 2024.

He attended Dillon schools and graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 1956. He then went to college at Oklahoma State University at Stillwater, Oklahoma. It was there that he met his wife, Lynn Brown. They were married in 1960 in Stillwater. In June of that year they returned to Dillon, Montana. They moved to Twin Bridges for Lynn's teaching job in 1963 and they lived there for nearly 40 years.

Jack had many interests and graduated from Montana State University in 1967. Soon after he went to work for the Montana Department of Transportation where he was an appraiser on many of the interstate projects in eight of the southwestern counties of Montana. He retired after 35+ years in 2003.

At retirement he and Lynn renovated the family home, and moved back to Dillon the end of March 2003. It was their base after retirement as they traveled to visit family in several different states. When it became impossible for them to do much more traveling, they opened their home to family where they made lots of wonderful memories.

He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Jim and aunts and uncles as well as several cousins.

Jack is survived by his wife of 64 years, his children Jackie Stephens (Steve) of South Fork, Colorado; John Jay (Karen Bridges) of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Jeff (Anna Nugent) of Butte, Montana. He is also survived by his four grandchildren Sarah Stephens Sparrow (Augie) of South Fork, Colorado; Kaleb Stephens (Jacquelyne) of Houston, Texas and Henry and Ryan Giles of Minneapolis, Minnesota as well as a new great-grandson Landon of Houston, Texas. He is also survived by brother-in-law, Phil Brown, a niece and a nephew and their families.

Private family services have been held. Any donations are requested to the Friends of the Beaverhead County Museum at Post Office Box 265, Dillon, Mt 59725.

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