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Steven Bradford Tremblay (November 19, 1946 - April 26, 2024)

Steven Bradford Tremblay lost his battle with cancer and passed away at the family home on April 26, 2024. Steve was born to Wilfred and Lucille (Salyer) Tremblay on November 19, 1946, in Havre, MT.

He lived with his Aunt Blanche and Uncle Johnny (Monroe) during the first two years of his life due to family hardship. When it was time for him to return to the family home it was a very difficult transition for him. He had become very attached to his aunt, and he had even began calling her "Momma."

Steve began his education at schools south of Malta, first attending First Creek School and then moving to Midale School for third through eighth grade. During his time at Midale, he lived with his grandparents. On days when the weather was bad, his grandpa would walk to and from school with him. He attended high school in Malta. During his freshman and sophomore years, he boarded with friends. During his junior and senior years, he along with his brothers Adrian and Gary had a small apartment. During this time, he learned to cook. His specialties included pancakes, cottontail rabbit, cream of mushroom soup, and deer meat.

During his high school years, he was on both the wrestling and football teams. He was also very involved in FFA. After graduating from high school, he worked on local farms and ranches.

One of his jobs included riding a mule across the Missouri River breaks under the authority of Frank Locke. A year later he joined the Army National Guard, where he attained the rank of Captain. He commanded several units along the Hi-Line, retiring after 28 years. Steve took great pride in his military career.

In November of 1967, he married Barbara Dolphay. From this union came two children, a daughter Bryanna and a son Jerald (Guy). They moved to Dodson in 1967 where he was employed by the Farmers Union. He went on to work for the county before beginning his lifelong career as a farmer and rancher. Over the years, Steve raised cows, horses, pigs, sheep, and a lot of hell.

In 1980, he purchased the family farm from his parents. He then purchased properties around the Dodson area and established the Tremblay Family Ranch. During this time, he also became the caretaker of the Dodson Hillside Cemetery. He held this position for 18 years and took great pride in caring for the cemetery.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wilfred and Lucille, sister Karen, brother Doug, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Barbara, his daughter Bryanna, son-in-law Jerry, and grandchildren Chloe and Mason. His son Jerald (Guy), daughter-in-law Karrie, and grandchildren Lena and Hunter. His brothers Adrian, Gary, and George, and sister Linda.

There will be a graveside service with Military Honors at Dodson Hillside Cemetery on June 16, 2024, at 2 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life at the Malta Event Center (The Old Armory) at 3 p.m. There will be a light luncheon. We encourage people to share stories.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Hi-Line Sletten Cancer Center located at 40 13th Street West Havre, MT 59501.


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