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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Gary W Buckley
September 9, 1947 - May 22, 2022

Place of Birth: Williston, ND
Residence: Sidney, Montana
Age: 74



Gary was born on September 9, 1947 to William and Jackie (Lyon) Buckley in Williston, ND. Gary attended grade school at Norgard Elementary and Dorn. He then went on to attend Culbertson High School. In 1965, at the age of 18, Gary joined the National Guard where he served for 6 years.

After returning from the guards, he worked for various farmers before finding a career in the oilfield working for R.H. Gifford. From there he did winter work at the sugar factory and had a long career with Penzoil/Choctaw. He then worked a few short years at Harper’s fuel station. Gary also worked many good years at Franz Construction. In his later years he worked for Real Trucking. In his retirement years he worked at Metz Fuel where he enjoyed visiting, fueling up customer vehicles and was the best window washer around.

Gary was the father to three children, Bill, Missy, and Becky who were all born and raised in the Sidney area. In 2008 Gary married Linda (Miller) Buckley and he became the step father to her three children Kim, Kelly, and David.
Gary was always so proud of his grandchildren and enjoyed going to every event he could attend. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, junking, auctions, and more junking. He was a member of the Moose and The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

After battling colon cancer and many treatments Gary passed away Sunday May 22, 2022 in the comfort of his home with his loving wife by his side.

Surviving him are: His wife Linda, his children Bill, Missy, Becky (Erik Brownlee), Kim (Kyle Strand), Kelly (Tiaan Burger), and David (Kade Ross)
Grandchildren Tyler, Emily, Ashton, Grady, Allison, Jaxson, Alyvia, and Annalise.
Sisters; Pat (Larry Syth), Bobbie (Terry) Nelson, Buckie McCoy, Cindy (Steve) Sundheim, Judy Syth Elletson, Jane Syth Wegley, and Carol Syth Anderson,
Brothers; Bill (Marsha) Buckley, Jim (Stacey) Buckley, Buck (Kim) Syth, and Brent (Linda) Coleman and many nieces and nephews

Proceeded in death by: his parents William and Jackie, stepdad Varlock Syth, infant sister, sister Shirley Buckley, and sister Judy (Buckley) Verplancke,
Thank You
On behalf of Gary's family they would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Martha Nugent and Thy Neighbor LLC for her endless hours of hospice care. In honor of Gary, donations can be made to Martha for the hospice house project. Martha Nugent, 713 2nd Street NE, Sidney, MT 59270

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Stacie & Randy Tasker (Meridian , ID)
May 23, 2022
Our deepest sympathy to all of Gary's family and friends.
Jim & Jamie Carlsen (Sidney , Montana)
May 23, 2022
So sad to hear of Gary’s passing. He was a friend for a very long time. We are praying for the family for peace.
Jim & Leann Pelvit (Sidney)
May 24, 2022
Linda and family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Gene & Teresa Heck (Watford City, ND)
May 24, 2022
Linda, we are deeply sadden at the loss of Gary. I worked with Gary for many years in the oilfield and he was always a treat to be around. Gary and all the Pennzoil guys shaped me as I was learning the ropes. I will always have gratitude for all their help. Linda,I am glad we were able to talk at the store as it has been years since I've seen Gary.
Mary Norgard (Fairview, MT)
May 24, 2022
My thoughts and prayers are with Gary's family.
Tami Maltese
May 24, 2022
Gary will be missed by many people. He was such a positive and strong person. I loved his sense of humor. My prayers are with his family.
Craig & Doreen (Vaira) Herbert (Glasgow, MT)
May 24, 2022
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Gary’s family.
Bob and Sheree Albin
May 24, 2022
We are so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing! He was one of a kind! We surely will miss him!
Scott & Madina Sult (Sidney, MT)
May 24, 2022
Words can't express how sorry we are for the loss of Gary. He was our favorite grumpy old man and he will be terribly missed. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help during this time. We are thinking of all of you and will remember him fondly.
Connie Rasmussen (Billings , Mt)
May 24, 2022
I’m sorry to hear about Gary’s passing I have so many fond memories when we lived in the Brorson Community. May God give Gary’s family peace and healing .
Richard Lewis (Choctaw, OK)
May 24, 2022
I first met Gary in 1979. He was a straight shooter and fair minded. He set a good example for many to follow, His quick smile led to many friendships and countless hours of conversation. We will miss his presence. God speed Gary.
Rick Clemes (Williston , North Dakota )
May 24, 2022
To Gary’s immediate family and the Buckley and Seth families: My sympathies on the loss of Gary. Linda an I will keep all of you in our prayers!
Kelly (Maricopa, AZ)
May 24, 2022
My thoughts and prayers go out to all that loved Gary during this difficult time! It has been many years since I had seen Gary sadly but will never forget that he always made me feel welcome and was a joy to be around. Rest In Peace.
Mike & Debra Bingen (Sidney , MT)
May 25, 2022
So sorry to hear about Gary - he was quite the character. He always had words of wisdom when he was putting gas in the car. May his memories help get you through this terrible time.
Pat Denowh (Apache Junction , Arizona )
May 27, 2022
My condolences to Gary's siblings and family. He was a good kid that grew up to be a good man. Rest in peace Gary.
Shelly Syth-Archer (Sandy, OR)
May 28, 2022
You were loved & will be missed by many Gary! I’m grateful my children got to know you. All my love.
Chole Crosby (Sidney, Montana)
May 29, 2022
Melissa and family. I am so sorry for your loss. May our Lord continue to give you strength
Sharon Smelser (Fargo, ND)
May 31, 2022
Seeing this notice of Gary's passing brings tears to my eyes as I knew him to be a kind, caring and humorous man whenever I stopped at Metz' station. Gary always had a good word or two to say sprinkled with good humor! Knowing the "kids" when working at Sidney High School helped me to know their Dad, also. God be with you all with his grace, mercy and comfort. Sharon Smelser
Cathy Fischer
May 31, 2022
So very sad to hear of Gary’s passing. He was such a nice guy. Always helped out anyway he could and always had tootsie rolls to give. RIP Gary
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