Manning “Mac” McIntyre, 94, went to live with his Lord and Savior on Sept. 20. He had been a resident at the Pondera Medical Center Extended Care Facility since November 2005.
Mac was born in Waldo, British Columbia, Canada on Sept. 1, 1912 to Alexander and Alice (Island) McIntyre, the youngest of eight children. He came to Montana at the age of 16, living in the Kevin-Oilmont area with his brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Emma, before coming to Conrad to finish his high school education while working on various farms in the area.
Mac married Helen Ophus of Big Sandy in Portland, Ore. on Oct. 22, 1941. With his growing family, he made many trips to Canada to visit his siblings and their families.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Conrad for many years, and in later years re-joined the church of his youth called “The Truth”.
He became associated with Texaco, then the Texas Company, in 1935, leasing the building that is currently the Food Bank. He later owned Texaco stations in Valier and Conrad. He also owned NAPA stores in Eureka and Columbia Falls and was a partner in Courtesy Ford in Conrad when it was formed in 1961. He served one term as a School Board Member.
Mac loved gardening and his garden and flowers reflected this love. He and Helen became “Arizona Snowbirds” for several years, and they also took trips to New Zealand and Fiji, and visited relatives in Norway, Ireland, and England.
Surviving famiy members include his wife, Helen and children, June(Ed) Hovde and Carol (Ron) Kaldor both of Conrad, Marlene (Roger) Moon of Joplin, Gary (Donna) McIntyre of Parker, Colo., Dan McIntyre of Missoula, and Ellen (Kelly) Adams of Inverness, 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, William, Alec, and George, and sisters, Fannie, Jennie, Lillie, and Edith; an infant daughter in 1946 and daughter, Kathleen (Lavern “Buck) Amestoy in 1992.
Funeral Services were held Tuesday at Norley Hall with burial following in Hillside Cemetery. Pondera Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.