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Paul Barrett

February 17, 1929 — September 28, 2023

Paul M. Barrett, of Fairfield, MT, passed away September 28, 2023, at the

age of 94 with his family by his side.

Paul was born February 17, 1929 in Choteau, MT to Edgar and Dorothy

Pye Barrett. He was raised in the Fairfield/Choteau area and graduated

from Choteau Highschool. He joined the Army and proudly served in the

Korean War where he received a Purple Heart. ln 1953, he married a

young nurse from North Dakota named Patricia Ziegler. For 32 years they

raised their three children on a cattle ranch on Dupuyer Creek near Valier,

MT. Paul sold the ranch in 1987 and purchased another ranch in Hilger, MT.

He resided on this ranch for 26 years before retiring and moving to the

Fairfield Bench in Fairfield, MT.

Paul had many passions and hobbies. ln his spare time, he liked to write

poetry even publishing a book of western stories for his family members.

Welding projects were also another past time and he would spend

countless hours in the shop "tinkering". He created a clothesline for each

family member and a few neighbors, as well as end tables, which will

always be beautiful keepsakes in his memory. Paul always was a builder at

heart and preferred to design and construct functional pieces of equipment

for the ranch operation.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers, Dave and

Jerry Barrett.

Survivors include his loving wife, Patricia; his children, Rex (Monica)

Barrett of Hilo, Hawaii, Nolan (Deanna) Barrett of Brady, MT and Lindsay

(Rod) Chaska of Baker, MT; his grandchildren, Chance (Ashley) Barrett,

Jace (Michele) Barrett, Abby Chaska and Stonie Tucker, and Riley (Christa)

Chaska; his great grandchildren, Wayd, Bellamee, and Qwynn Barrett,

Zayne Barrett, and Beth Chaska.

All family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service with Military

Honors to be held October 9, 2023 at the Choteau, MT Cemetery at 1:00

P.M. A Celebration of Life will be held in June 2024.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service for Paul Barrett

Monday, October 9, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Pacific time)

Choteau Cemetery

, Choteau, MT 59422

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