Steven Anthony “Tony” Frost died Sunday, March 19, 2023, in Billings.
Tony was born on Sept. 17, 1952, to James Taggart and Laurine Marchant Frost and joined big brothers Jimmie and Dave and sister Shelley. Tony was spoiled as a child, especially when he was a baby, because, according to his sister and numerous other family members, he was the cutest baby ever, soon to be proved by winning a Cutest Baby contest.
Tony attended school in Cowley, graduating salutatorian of his graduating class of 1971. Tony wasn't just a smart guy with a pretty face, though. He also excelled in sports, making varsity in football, basketball and track all four years of high school, while receiving all- conference and all-state honors his senior year in football. Tony was a Cowley Jaguar through and through.
After graduation Tony would spend his summers working with his brothers and dad at Frost Construction Co., but when fall arrived it was time to hit the road back to college. He told his wife, Lynette, that he mostly studied girls, partying and rock and roll at the several different junior colleges he attended before finally deciding to get serious at the University of Wyoming, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1981.
After graduating from UW, Tony went to work for heavy highway contractor McMurry Brothers Construction in Casper, starting off as a hot plant operator, quickly ascending to an office manager position, where he was an integral part of their estimating and bidding processes.
After McMurry liquidated, Tony moved back home and once again worked with his brothers and dad at Frost Construction Co., helping with upper management duties, including assisting in bidding countless multimillion dollar projects.
In 1999 Tony would leave Frost Construction along with nephews Stuart Frost and Michael Frost to start Mountain Construction Company, where he would manage the office and do the thing he loved best, bidding highway jobs. Soon after, his older brother, Dave, would join them, as well. The four of them would prove to be an unstoppable team and a major force in the heavy highway industry. Tony loved being in business with his nephews and brother and always said those were the happiest years of his life.
Tony had two children, Rachel Jane born in 1986 and Taylor Anthony born in 1988, with former wife Jill Welch. In 1991 Tony found his soulmate, best friend and most loyal golf partner in Lynette Thompson. The two married in 1994 and have been by each other's side ever since.
He had three grandchildren, Isabella and Ivery Angulo and Rennan Moss. Isabella lived with Tony and Lynette from age 9 months to 4 years old, and she became his very close buddy. Tony was proud of his accomplishments, and he loved telling her all about them, always encouraging her to try her hardest at everything she did. Isabella was "his girl," and she would take every chance she could to spend time with her grandpa over the years, from the happiest of times to the hardest times while he was so sick in the hospital.
He always regretted not being able to spend more time with all his grandkids but was very vocal and unwavering in his pride for all of them, teaching them things that only a loving grandpa could. He loved playing golf and encouraged everyone in his family to play, being a wonderful and patient teacher in the process.
Tony was an amazingly brilliant, loving and giving person with a great sense of humor that positively influenced so many. His nephews Michael, Stuart and Sean always spoke of how they couldn't wait to spend time with their Uncle Tony because he was so much fun. He was dearly loved by all his friends and family and is and will always be greatly missed.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents, James T. and Laurine M., big brother Jimmie M., grandson Saul Anthony and great-nephew Evan Frost.
He is survived by his wife Lynette; daughters Jessica (Saul) Angulo and their children Isabella and Ivery and Rachel Frost (Chris) Moss and their child Rennan; son Taylor Anthony (Emily) Frost; brother Dave (Julie) Frost; sister Shelley Dodson; and nephews Stuart, Michael and Sean Frost and their families.
Funeral services were held March 27 in Cowley at the LDS Church with burial at the Cowley Cemetery.
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