Thursday, March 22, 2018


Dec. 16,1928 – May 19, 2016

Alfred Henry Colgrove, born in Columbus, Mont., on Dec. 16, 1928, and passed away on May 19, 2016.
Al will be remembered for his storytelling, “one liners”and kindness.
He leaves behind his wife of 66 years, Joan F Colgrove; two sons, Richard and Tom Colgrove and their wives, and six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Al is preceded in death by his parents, William H and Gladys Colgrove and his brother, William L Colgrove and two sisters, Doris Arnold and Virginia Lofing, and his daughter, Debra Colgrove.
Al enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping and spent time working with Boy Scouts and service to the Church of Christ.
Al worked as a lineman, county road crew, mechanic, car salesman, truck driver, dispatcher and manager. He also served the community as an assistant fire chief and helped set up and maintain the Beartooth Museum.
Al and Joan also spent 48 years selling Neo-Life. Most recently, he and Joan volunteered at the Columbus Senior Center.
Al has lived his whole life in the towns of Columbus, Billings, Missoula and Butte, Montana, except for a few months in Yellowstone Park, Wyo. His family is thankful for his full life and will miss him dearly.
There will be a “Celebration of Life” at the Columbus Senior Center on June 4 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., for all of Al’s friends and family.
There will be a graveside remembrance with the family only at a later date.
Cards can be sent to Joan Colgrove & Family at 541 E 6th Ave North, Columbus, MT 59019.
Memorial donations can be sent to Columbus Senior Center.