On Nov. 14, 2015, Harry Raymond Lucas passed away in his home at Caslen Assisted Living, Livingston, Mont. He was born on April 3, 1930, in Amhurst, Mont., to Sarah and Gatch Lucas and he was the youngest in a family of 10 children.
Harry grew up in the Rossfork, Mont., area and attended high school in Moore, Mont. He joined the Air Force in 1948 and served in Germany, which is where he married his wife Margot Nispel in 1951. After completing his military service they moved to Moore, Mont., where they raised their three children: Robert, Carol and Donald.
In 1972 Harry married Hazel Weikel. They made their home in Columbus, Mont., and later in Livingston, Mont., where they raised Hazel’s four daughters: Traci, Jamie, Joni and Kirsty.
Harry was a hard worker and proud of it. When he was young he was a haul truck driver, and he worked on road crews throughout Montana and Wyoming. He spent a number of years working in Alaska on the pipeline as a big machinery mechanic and he retired from that profession at Stillwater Mine in Nye, Mont. He was a lifetime member of The Operating Engineers Union, Local 302-612.
Harry is survived by his daughter Carol Lucas, Dayton,Wyo.; his son Robert Lucas, his youngest son Donald Lucas, his wife Mary and their two daughters who reside in St. Paul, Minn.
In addition he is survived by his four step daughters: Traci and Kirsty Erickson, Jaimie Lister and her family, and Joanie Hancock and her family. His sister Mary Unsworth and many nieces and nephews also survive him.
Aside from his parents Harry was preceded in death by eight siblings: Andrew, Richard,
Annalee, Walter, Martha, Robert, Margaret and Alice.
By nature Harry was a story teller who loved to tell a good joke.
He liked to travel, he loved dogs, and he had a penchant for big cars; especially Cadillacs. To the amusement of waitresses, bank tellers and attractive women in general, he was also a relentless flirt.
Services will be held on Friday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Columbus, Mont. Memorials can be made to your local animal shelter.