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Russell Dean Aye

August 8, 1928 ~ January 21, 2021 (age 92)


Russell Dean Aye, 93, of Conrad, passed away on January 21, 2021 at Pondera Medical Center Extended Care Facility in Conrad. He was born in Alliance, Nebraska on August 8, 1928. Russ was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked as a mechanic and field service mechanic for Hyster Forklift in Seattle, WA for 28 years before retiring in 1992.

 Russ moved to Conrad in the fall of 2014 to be closer to family.  He enjoyed many hobbies, but his most passionate hobby was square dancing.

  Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Karen Aye; children, Jim (Tracy) Aye of Endecott, WA, Donna (Roy) Moseley of Kalispell, Aaron Mills of Anaconda, Shelba (Tom) Buffman of Conrad, Veronica (J. Michael) Huber of Helena, and Naomi (Robert) Newell of Kirkland, WA; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.


Grief never ends…but it changes.

It’s a passage of time, not a place to stay.

Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith…

It is the price of Love!

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