AUGUSTA — Roland Charles Mosher, 78, of Augusta, passed away Friday of natural causes at Highgate Senior Living.
Cremation will take place under the direction of Croxford Funeral Home and Crematory.
A memorial service will be Tuesday at 11 a .m. at the Augusta Community Church with a reception to follow at the Senior Citizens Center.
Roland was born in Great Falls, on Oct. 29, 1931. He lived his entire life on the family’s Tee Bar Ranch at Augusta. His parents were Robert and Rose Mosher.
He is survived by his wife of over 58 years, Carol Reeder Mosher of the home ranch; sons Kent Mosher of Augusta, Jeffrey (Laurie) Mosher of Shepherd; daughter Rhonda (Pete) Tully of Willard, N. M. The grandchildren are Ross and Karlee Mosher of Augusta; Brandon (Lisa) Mosher, Russell Mosher, Katie Mosher (Tucker) Noonkester, Mick Mosher all of Shepherd and Charlie (Brittney) Tully, Riley Tully and Torian Tully of Texas and New Mexico. Other survivors include a brother, Jerry (Nola) Mosher of Augusta and sister, Noel (Ray) Phillips of Helena. He had two sisters that were twins who died in infancy. There are three great granddaughters; Grace Mosher, Hunter Mosher and Tailee Tully.
Roland graduated from Augusta High School in 1949, and from Montana State College in Bozeman in 1954, with a degree in animal science. In college, he was a member of Alpha Zete honor society, Alpha Gamma Rho social fraternity, on the rodeo team and a recipient of a Danforth Fellowship. Through the years he served as President of the Tee Bar Ranch Co., was a member of the Lewis and Clark County Soil Conservation Board for over 25 years, 20 years as a director of Pioneer Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Fargo, N. D. He served many years on the Augusta School Board where he was president. He was a director on the Montana Stock growers Board and a member of the National Cattlemen’s Association, American Quarter Horse Association, and Montana Farm Bureau, graduate of the American Breeders Service artificial insemination school, the Augusta Community Church, Augusta Livestock Association, Nilan Water Board, and the National Rifle Association. He was a past master of Augusta Masonic Lodge and a member of Scottish Rite, Great Falls, and Algeria Shrine of Helena.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials in his name are suggested to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane, WA 99210, the Augusta Ambulance Fund, or to donor’s choice.
Condolences to the family can be left at www.croxfordfuneralhome.com