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Gene E. Emly
January 19, 1963 - November 13, 2023

Place of Birth: Sidney, Montana
Residence: Wibaux, Montana
Age: 60

Gene Edsel Emly was born to Gladys (Enger) and M.P. (Pete) Emly on January 19, 1963 in Sidney, Montana.

He started school in Fairview Special Education before moving to the Friendship Village School in Fargo, North Dakota from 1977-1984. He returned to the MonDak area in 1984, living in Williston.

While in Williston, he went to the 660 radio station nearly every morning for coffee. Jeff Nelson called him “The Manager of the Stars.” He could frequently be found dancing at the Silver Dollar where he was called, “Gene, Gene, The Dancing Machine.”

He helped Bernell and Gerry Gardover of The Valley Cash. When he was in the way, Bernell would tell him it was time to sweep the sidewalk – and Gene would leave because he hated sweeping.

He moved to Sidney in the late nineties where he found a “home” at the Law & Justice Center. He patrolled the streets daily and checked on nearly every business in town, until he moved to the Wibaux nursing home in 2020.

One of Gene’s favorite people in his life was his nephew, Dawson. Whether they were wrestling around, playing in the swimming pool, telling jokes, or Dawson was sneaking him candy bars and root beer, they always had a good time together.

Gene passed away on Monday, November 13, 2023, at the Glendive Medical Center in Glendive, Montana.

Gene is survived by his sisters, Ina Ashcraft and Avis (Lonnie) Falcon; brothers Warren (Paula) Emly, Winston (Bonnie) Emly, Norman Emly, and Roscoe Emly; half-sisters Roxie (Rusty) Houchen, Alice Heinzman, Shirley Winsted, and Carol Mort; sisters-in-law Irene Emly, Donna Emly, Eilene Emly, Elain Emly, and Rosanne Emly; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents M.P. and Gladys; brothers Miles, Myron, and Ronald; sister Alva; half-brothers Albert, Richard, Milo, Harold, George, Marvin, and Elgene; and half-sisters Mildred, Mary, and Ila.

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Ray Unterseher (Watford City, North Dakota)
Nov 14, 2023
I am so sad to learn of Mr. Emily’s passing. He is a true Richland County Icon! I always enjoyed our visit at the Fairview Old Settlers Reunion! What a buddy he was. I always marveled at the generosity the Sheriff of Richland County did to honored him with an honor to be an active Sheriff Deputy Icon! He was so proud! Thank You!
Crystal Stai (Montana)
Nov 14, 2023
I’m so sorry to hear about Gene’s passing. He was quite the character. I’m not going to make it to the funeral but know my prayers are with all of you during your time of grief.
Marvin & Bev Johnson (Fort Peck, Mt)
Nov 14, 2023
Gene: Thanks for serving as a special agent for the Richland County Sheriffs Department while I was an officer of the department, and for the many hours we had coffee together. You can now rest for a job well done, officer Emily. Your friend and fellow officer Marv Johnson
Roxi & Dale Murschel (Gillette , Wyoming )
Nov 15, 2023
Prayers for the family on your loss of your loved one.
Violet Tharp
Nov 15, 2023
Gene, you were such a kind, patriotic sole. You were so proud when you got a new flag! Thank you for your service to our community.
Connie Norby Kilroy (DALTON, GA)
Nov 15, 2023
I can't hold back the tears. Gene you will be missed by so many. You were my friend! You always cheered me up. Give me a feeling of strength when I was down, a feeling of appreciation that life was a lot better than I was thinking. If I seen you town I immediately would stop by to hear you tell the local news. Gene you will be so deeply missed and have been through your end-of-life journey. You are with Jesus now, a new young man. God is forever our future of youth, no pain and no more tears!
DeLon Murschel (Sidney)
Nov 15, 2023
So sorry to hear of Gene's passing. He was quite the character w/ a great heart. Condolences & prayers to all his family & friends.
Don Steppler (Brockton, MT)
Nov 15, 2023
I so enjoyed your visits to the County Commissioner’s office with Sherriff Brad Baisch. You were such a dedicated Deputy for Richland County. I will remember you always. Rest in Peace. Don Steppler
Rhonda Hord (Sidney, Montana)
Nov 15, 2023
Gene you were such a lovely guy. Enjoyed your visits at dispatch. May you rest in peach and have angel wings.
Karen Nickens Stimpson
Nov 15, 2023
Bless his heart. He indeed “bloomed where he was planted.”
debbi propp (SIDNEY, MT)
Nov 16, 2023
He definitely fit the description of Patriot. He not only felt it his duty to "patrol" his community, he did it with pride. Rest easy young man. God has aquire one of the best of us.
Eunice (Newcomb)Christophersen (Grassy Butte , North Dakota )
Nov 16, 2023
I started teaching at Fairview High School in the fall of 1972. Gene was in elementary school there. He got to know everyone, and was a burst of sunshine when he showed up to greet me. What a blessing he was to all who knew him.
Cindy (Perez) Corbin
Nov 19, 2023
Gene, I truly enjoyed our time together! I think we got along great! You even if you did fired me a couple of times, but only until the next day! Lol. You will ALWAYS have a special place in my heart! RIP my friend!! Cindy
Tom (Glenn, ND)
Nov 24, 2023
RIP Gene I missed seeing you around in Williston
Joe & Kristal Renders (Sidney , MT)
Nov 26, 2023
It was an honor to get to know you, sir.
I got the notice of your passing while I was out of town and it hurt that I could not be there for your service, I’m sure it was beautiful.
We met at the Richland County Sheriff’s Office (I think you were already a fixture when I arrived).
I really enjoyed your sense of humor and dedication.
I was very proud to call you a friend and coworker. I appreciated it when you rode on my campaign float in the Fairview Old Timers parade.
Your large heart will be greatly missed. ??
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