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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Glenn Earl Mavity Jr.
August 27, 1927 - April 15, 2018

Place of Birth: Lambert, Montana
Residence: Sidney, Montana
Age: 90

Glenn Earl Mavity Jr. was born on August 27, 1927 to parents Glenn and Eleanor (Whittans) Mavity Sr. Glenn was delivered by a midwife at the Whittans' farmstead, 12 miles north of Lambert, Montana. After the midwife delivered Glenn, she went to the neighbor’s and delivered Margaret Fink (Vaira) and Glenn and Margaret were considered twins from then on!
Glenn grew up on the family farm that he was born on and he loved the outdoors and horses. He attended the Bradley School until the 8th grade and then went into Sidney and lived with his Grandma Mavity and graduated with the Class of 1945. Following graduation, he hit the rodeo circuit with Guido and Lavonne Vaira and they travelled all over the country.
Glenn served in the United States Army during the Korean War, from 1952-1953. He was in the 40th Division CO. E. 2nd Battalion of the 224th Infantry. He was there on the memorable battles of Heart Break, Bloody Ridge and The Punch Bowl. Immediately following his discharge from the Army, Glenn went to art school in Chicago. When he finished that schooling, he bought a car and headed back home to Montana.
In 1953 Glenn met Sharon Wilcox at a rodeo she was attending with her father. They fell in love and were married December 28, 1953 in Miles City, Montana. Sharon and Glenn lived in Sidney, Montana for a short time and then moved to the family farm, where they spent many fun-filled years raising their 6 boys. While still farming and ranching, Glenn also worked at Holly Sugars and then went into the oilfield working on the oil rigs. He continued his career in the oilfield until he retired. After retirement, he and Sharon moved to Sidney where he lived until his death. During his retirement, Glenn pursued his passion for politics and playing the steel guitar. He often played with James Murray and many other friends from Lambert and they would play for hours just for sheer enjoyment.
Throughout his life, Glenn loved visiting and seeing his boys and enjoyed going out to shoot guns with them. He also loved visiting and debating with all of his friends and neighbors and spending time with his grandkids, nieces and nephews. Glenn thoroughly enjoyed his family and had a life-long passion for painting, guns, horses and music and the land that he was raised on.
Glenn died Sunday, April 15, 2018, at the Sidney Health Center in Sidney.
Glenn is survived by his 6 sons, Cody (Kathy), Miles City, MT.; Monte (Betty Jean), Shepherd, MT.; Justin “Fluke” (Jody), Williston, N.D.; Casey (Kim), Lambert, MT.; Curt, Richey, MT; Shawn (Kathy), Dickinson, N.D.; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Glenn was proceeded in death by his wife, Sharon; parents, Glenn Sr. and Eleanor Mavity; sister and brother-in-law, June (Mavity) and Web Cornelia; grandson, Matt Mavity; niece Kathy Dotson,nephew, Don Cornelia; and mother-in-law, Dot MacGrady; and father-in-law, Bud Wilcox.

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Bill & Marsha Buckley (Fairview, Mt.)
Apr 16, 2018
To the Family of Glenn Mavity, we lost another one if the last true cowboys in Richland Cty.
I(Bill) will remember all the many trips Varlick and I made over to the Mavity ranch, Either trading pigs for horses or horses for cars or horse for a horse.
RIP Glenn.
Rhonda Pierce (Sidney, MT)
Apr 16, 2018
To all of Glens family, I worked with Sharon for over 10+ years. In those years I heard all the stories. I had tbe pleasure of visiting with Glen many nights. I'm sad for his family here on earth for your loss, but now he and Sharon can rejoice together again! RIP Glen
FAYE HAYES (SIdney, MT)
Apr 17, 2018
Sorry to have seen Glen passed..Heaven got a new cowboy..sending prayers to the family..
Craig & Doreen (Vaira) Herbert (Glasgow, MT)
Apr 17, 2018
Cody, Monte, Fluke, Casey, Curt, Shawn and families,
I am so sorry for your loss. My mom would always say that Glenn was her twin as they were born on the same day. The doctor never made it over the hill in time to deliver her! Your dad always had a story to tell, which I loved to hear. Keep telling his stories that are close to your heart and the pain will ease, but it will never go away. Your dad was a good neighbor growing up, he will be missed. Doreen
David
Apr 17, 2018
Hopefully we will trip pipe again. Hopefully it will be a while before we do as I ain`t done here yet. Take care of things up there Glenn.
From The Boys
Apr 17, 2018
My brothers and myself have been blessed to be able to travel down the road alongside our Dad for the greater majority of years of our lives than not. There are a lot of things he taught us as well as things he did for us to secure the best future he could for us boys along that path. As anyone that knows him, knows that he could be very meticulous in doing certain jobs or tasks that may have seemed to be a little overkill but in the end you never had to wonder or worry about the quality and dependability of his handiwork. Sometimes it what sorting through posts or other material to find just the right one or maybe meticulously hand crafting a part so that it fit perfectly or would not fail, in any event he made sure that you would not have to worry about it not being the best that could be done. He also took this same approach to interacting with and choosing people whom he would call friends and neighbors. It has always been pretty evident who they are, as anytime someone I did not know learned of my last name, their first question was always “Are you related to Glenn?”. Generally, upon confirmation, a long conversation ensued with a funny story or a story of great appreciation for something Dad did with or for them and in most cases a few of each. In any event you knew you just spent some time visiting with someone who not only could you trust but someone who Dad vetted for us boys to be there when we needed a good friend or neighbor. Yes, Dad very meticulously chose and paved the road with only the best people for friends and neighbors for his boys to travel down the road of life with. We may not have understood your meticulous attention to detail then but from the visitors we have had and the people who have called we do now.
Thank you Dad for that well paved road.
Love, All your little fellers…….
Bonnie, Madison, and Kylee (Medina, ND)
Apr 17, 2018
Thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time. Although it’s been years; I always enjoyed listening to his stories. It’s reassuring that Glenn is reunited with Sharon and Matt; just in time to celebrate Matt’s heavenly birthday.
Jill Staffanson Thom (Sidney, Montana)
Apr 17, 2018
I always loved visiting with you and hearing your stories..Rest peacefully Glenn. It was a pleasure to know you..
Dion and Diane Ligon (Poulsbo, WA)
Apr 18, 2018
Cody, Monte, Justin, Casey, Curt, Shawn, and all your families,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the wonderful memories of your folks stay with you always.
Todd and Janice (Vaira) Opp (Glendive, MT)
Apr 18, 2018
To the Mavity boys and families,
I am so sorry about the loss of your dad. My mom always considered Glenn her twin as they were born on the same day. He always had a smile and a story to share, and was more than willing to lend a hand to a neighbor or friend. Our family had the privilege to be both. The road ahead for you is going to be a hard one, but keep sharing stories and memories, as your dad would want that, and it will slowly ease the pain. Sending prayers for strength for all of you.
Tim vaira (Williston, ND )
Apr 18, 2018
Well Glenn it was an interesting ride you had down here . Thanks for being a good friend to my Mom and Dad all these years . To all the Mavity boys , I am sorry for your loss , may only good memories flow forth . Glenn stood for what he believed no matter what .
Don Steppler (Brockton, Mt)
Apr 18, 2018
Cody, Monte, Justin, Curt, Casey and Shawn; I am so sorry for the loss of Glenn. He and Sharon were an important part of my growing up. The times at SpringLake school and all of the political discussions were interesting to say the least. I'm sure he was not always happy with my decisions as a county commissioner but we always remained friends. I will remember Glenn and Sharon always. Keep your memories alive and they will never be far from you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Don and Kathy Steppler
Cindy Shaw
Apr 18, 2018
So Sorry to hear of Glenn's passing. I have so many great memories of our families doing stuff together when we were young. Most of the stories make me laugh. Your dad had the best smile! Bill remembers helping Glenn finish the upstairs of the farm house. It makes me sad to think he's passed away.
"Little" Edward Larson (Polson)
Apr 20, 2018
Having a childhood with several sets of parents and grandparents was a special part of the Spring Lake community. Glenn was one of the men that helped so many of us grow and give us the confidence to be in the world. Haircuts, popcorn, ice cream and pink lemonade. Last time we spoke we talked about us 'littles'. For the boys and their families, take care, keep the stories floating around, remember the laughter. Little Glenn is a part of all of you and a part of many of us.
Brian Mavity (Grants Pass, Oregon)
Apr 20, 2018
My father Gary Mavity (Glenns cousin) spent many a day together as kids and Dad always brought us up to Montana every Summer. Some of the best memories I have are spending time at the ranch with my cousins. Glenn was one of a kind that's for sure. My life is enriched knowing him.
Larry & Kathy Vaira
Apr 21, 2018
Our condolences to the Mavity Boys and their families. Glen was a good neighbor and willing to help with anything. He could sure get into some heated political discussions and was a lot more interesting than watching the news!
God bless all of you.
Charlotte (Cody, Wy)
Apr 23, 2018
To the Mavity boys and families,
I am so sorry to hear your Dad passed away. Growing up as your neighbor, I recall seeing his western art, his big smile and how my dad (Clem) enjoyed long visits with Glenn. Wishing you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Kevin n Cecilia. Martin (Peetz, Co)
Apr 24, 2018
So sorry for your loss,he was a great man.
Debra Vaira
May 3, 2018
So sorry for the loss of your father. He was a straight shooter. Never worried about being politically correct. He said what he meant and meant what he said. He will be missed.
Dorothy Frasca Benish (Palatine , IL)
May 3, 2018
So sorry to hear about Glenn. He and my brothers were good friends. I remember many times when I was just a kid and he and my brothers were goofing around. I remember his sense of humor! Keep your memories close. They can never be replaced.
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