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Thomas Guinn Marchant

Born: Sun., Jul. 13, 1941
Died: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 08, 2020
Location: Haskell Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Feb. 08, 2020
Location: Haskell Funeral Home

Interment following funeral service

Sat., Feb. 08, 2020
Location: Cowley Cemetery

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Tom died peacefully Jan. 28, 2020 at age 78. He was born July 13, 1941 at home in Cowley, Wy.  He was the third child of Lacy Guinn and Arley Lindsay Marchant. Tom is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was raised in Cowley, Wyoming and graduated from Cowley High School in 1959. Tom then joined the Air Force in 1959 and was honorably discharged in 1963.

Tom moved to Billings, Montana in 1963 where he met and married his sweetheart Charlene Bickel of Miles City, Montana on Sept 12,1965.  They had one daughter Michelle Lea  and one son Gary Brent.  They moved to Miles City, Montana to help his Mother-in-law on her ranch.  After working there a few years, they decided they wanted to move back and work in Billings, Montana.  Tom worked for an upholstery shop during the day  and repaired small engines in his garage in the evenings.  

In 1976, the opportunity arose, and he started his own small engine repair shop called, Tom’s Service and Repair on 6th Ave. North.  Tom had 8 employees working with him for years but as he got older, he scaled back to just him and his son Gary.  In 2019 after 44 years, he decided to retire and sell his shop.  Tom was up at daylight and never stopped until dusk.

Tom’s wife Charlene Marchant  passed away in 2009.  They had been married for 44 years.  Tom met Diane Brewer who had lost her husband. Tom and Diane have been loving companions for 6 years and she was truly a blessing to him and our family, especially during his illness when she took excellent care of him.

Tom is survived and will be missed by his companion Diane Brewer of Billings; one daughter Michelle Lea (Darrell) Gran of Billings; one son Gary Brent (Nicole) Marchant of Billings; sister Peggy (Jim) Tucker; granddaughters Ashley Gran, Kayla Gran, and Morgan Gran; grandson Brent Thomas Marchant; step-grandchildren Richard Edwards, Dylan Edwards, and Brianna Edwards; and many nieces and nephews!

He was preceded in death by his parents Lacy and Arley Marchant, wife Charlene, sister Virginia Marchant, and brother Gilbert Marchant.

The funeral service will be held at Haskell’s Funeral Home in Lovell, Wyoming.  Visitation will be Feb. 8, 2020, from 12:00 to 1:00 with services following at 1:00 pm.  Burial will take place in the Cowley, Wyoming Cemetery following services.

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Dale & Clyde Harvey
   Posted Tue February 11, 2020
Sorry for you loss Peggy. We will be thinking of you and will add you to our prayers. Always remember that we Love you.

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