Carroll Paul McCloud

Aug. 21, 1934 — April 26, 2020
Thursday, May 7, 2020
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Carroll Paul McCloud

Carroll Paul McCloud, 85, passed away on April 26, 2020, in Fishtail, Mont.

Carroll was born on Aug. 21, 1934, in Missouri to Paul and Helen McCloud. His siblings were Marvin McCloud, Ramah Douglas and Marilyn Jones. On Feb. 4, 1956, he married Diana Spencer.

They were blessed with five children together. They are Brenda (Larry) Smith, Melinda (Mart) Knapp, Ron (Ginger) McCloud, Pam Stephens, and Kenny (Diane) McCloud. They were parted by the death of Diana on Jan. 19, 2008.

On May 17, 2011, he married June Arnold. This union blessed him with five bonus children. They are Carole (John) Myers, Alan (Trudy) Arnold, Micheal Arnold, Cindy (Tim) Zupan, and Jill (Kurt) Oldson. They were married at the time of his death.

Carroll led a very blessed life and worked very hard for it. A homebody with a dry sense of humor who loved to tell embarrassing stories and tell his grandkids about “fighting grizzly bears.” He took pride in his appearance and of what he had in his life. He always had his handkerchief on hand.

Carroll had a passion for automobiles of any kind and was a genius at tending to them. He spent his younger years with his first wife, Diana, raising his family and working at the family business “McCloud Auto Service” with his dad and brother-inlaw.

He could always be found puttering around taking care of things no matter where he was. Carroll spent the last of his years with his “McBuddy” June. They went on adventures traveling around. He enjoyed going on drives in his VW bug and his dates to McDonalds.

Always up for a cruise. In his life, he spent time going back and forth from Missouri and Wyoming, and finally settling down in Fishtail, Mont.

Carroll is preceded in death by his father, Paul (1971); his mother, Helen (1990); brother, Marvin (1951); sister, Marilyn (1994); first wife, Diana (2008) and his beloved best friend, Sami (2017).

He is survived by his wife, June; his sister, Ramah; his children and bonus children; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of Carroll’s life will be held in the summer of 2020 with the date to be announced. Smith Funeral Chapel will be handling the cremation.