Brett McPhersonToday we mourn the loss of Brett Michael McPherson, beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He died tragically while on vacation with his family in Hawaii, Jan. 7.
Brett was born April 21, 1959, in Conrad, the son of John and Donna McPherson. He was the youngest of five children. The family moved to Kalispell in 1963 where he graduated from Flathead High School in 1977. Brett attended Augustana College in South Dakota and the University of Montana, where he met his future wife, Jill Harryman. They were married June 20, 1981. They began their 25 year marriage in Richland, Wash. Throughout his career, Brett worked for major construction companies across the country and in Canada and China. He was currently employed by Foster Design at ConocoPhillips in Billings.
Brett was passionate about his family, devoted to them and so proud of the accomplishments of not only his own children, but also his nieces and nephews. An avid sportsman, Brett loved to golf and play baseball. He logged thousands of miles to cheer for any team with a McPherson on it.
Brett is survived by his beautiful wife, Jill; sons, Ryan John, 24, Christian William, 21; daughter, Amanda Elise, 20; mother, Donna McPherson; brothers, Gerald and Anthony (Nancy) McPherson; sisters, Jan LaBonty and Lori (Mitch) Borth; mother-in-law, Shirley Harryman; sister-in-law, Kim (Cyrus) Lee; nieces and nephews, Shane and Jeremiah McPherson, Andre (Megan) and Elizabeth LaBonty, Caitlin and Austyn McPherson, Jessica, Carly and Kassandra Borth, Kira, William and Anna Lee.
He is preceded in death by his father, John; nephew, Ian McPherson; and father-in-law Bill Harryman.
“When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun.”
Vigil Services will be 7 p.m. Sunday and Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Monday, both at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Committal will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Dahl Funeral Chapel.