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Michael G. Alford

May 27, 1956 — August 20, 2022

Shelby

Michael Glen Alford, 66, of Shelby, MT, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 20, 2022 at home, surrounded by his family. Mike was a man of conviction and faith. There and back again, he looked forward to continuing his journey with God and the family who preceded him in death.

A viewing will be held at Asper Funeral Home in Shelby on Thursday, August 25th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a funeral service at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Shelby on Friday, August 26th at 10 a.m. There will be a graveside service at Mountain View Cemetery and a reception to follow at the church.

Mike was born May 27th, 1956 in Hardin, MT, to Otist “Les” Alford and Glenda (Leavitt) Alford. They later moved to Shelby where he was raised with his five siblings. Mike graduated from Shelby High School in 1974. He attended one-year of college at Ricks College in Rexburg, ID, followed by a two-year mission in San Diego, CA. Following his mission, Mike moved to Utah to work in the family construction business and later returned to Shelby where he began his career working as an oil field gauger. Following his retirement from Montana Refining Company, he proceeded to work in the Alternative School for the Shelby School District.

On November 27th, 1982, he married Heidi Lindberg, the love of his life. Together they raised their children, Katie, Luke and Matt. Mike’s greatest joy was his family. He was a dedicated and supportive father, who never equivocated on how deeply he loved his kids and wife. He immensely loved spending time with his grandchildren and spoiling them with a cache of jelly beans.

Ever the sports enthusiast, Mike was a lifelong fan of the Los Angeles Lakers, San Francisco Giants, and even the Cleveland Browns. In his younger years he was a proud member of the Rainer Barbeerians softball team and went on to coach many local kids on the baseball and softball diamonds. Mike loved to fish and participated in Walleyes Unlimited. He developed a passion for gardening and cooking. Mike was also passionate about the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and listening to music. He was always in pursuit for new artists and songs to share with his family and friends.

Mike is survived by his wife Heidi; his children, Katie (Ryan) Delany, Luke Alford and Matt Alford all of Missoula; 2 grandchildren, Quinn and Everett Delany; his siblings, twin sister Michelle (Daral) Schooley, brother Lester (Paula) Alford, sister Jane Barnes, sister-in-law Lauri Veseth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Monty and niece Jennifer Alford, sister Marlene Dulmage and nephew Taylor Alford.

Memorial donations may be made in Mike’s name to Toole County Community Foundation: Baseball.  301 1st Street South Shelby, MT 59474.

If cannot attend, click following link to watch live service:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9448185132?pwd=MFhjaGdMUEh6YjExa2JEU2k5UXNDZz09

Zoom link available on Friday, August 26, at approx 9:50am.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, August 25, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

Whitted Funeral Chapel, Shelby

225 6th Avenue South, Shelby, MT 59474

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Funeral Service

Friday, August 26, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

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