Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

William "Bill" L. McGee


November 27, 2019

On October 30, 2019, William "Bill" L. McGee, age 94, rode peacefully to the last roundup from his home in Napa, California.

Bill was born on September 30, 1925 in Livingston, Montana. In 1926, he moved with his parents (Harry and Vivian McGee) and siblings (Doris, Betty, and Bob McGee) to Malta. When the Depression hit, Bill's father, a rancher and Border Patrolman, left Bill's mother and siblings, and went to Alaska, claiming Montana was getting too crowded. In 1932, Bill was "farmed out" to a neighboring cattle rancher, so there would be one less mouth to feed at home. For seven years, B...

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