Maynard (Bud) J. Bolin Jr., age 81, passed away on Saturday March 4, 2023 in his home. He was a longtime resident of Deer Lodge, MT.
Bud was an avid hunter, fisherman, and archer. He cherished his conversations and fellowship with his longtime friend Suzette Pentland and many others. He instilled in his daughters to be independent, teaching them about cars, hunting, and fishing.
Bud was born on 09/20/1941 to Maynard (Buss) J. Bolin Sr. and Florence I. (Wilson) Bolin, while raised in Great Falls, MT along with his sister Bonnie Dahlen. After graduating from Central Catholic High School he enlisted in the Navy. After the Navy he worked at the Smelter in Great Falls, and married Sharon D. (O’Reilly) Collinsworth August 21,1965. The family grew with welcoming two twin daughters in 1968. In 1972, the family moved to Deer Lodge where Bud accepted a Corrections Officer position at the Old Montana State Prison working at Tower 2 with his father.
In 1974, Bud and Sharon welcomed another baby girl and in 1975 an additional baby girl, rounding out the family of six. When the New Montana State Prison opened, Bud continued his career as a Correctional Officer and retired from service after 30 plus years.
Bud is preceded in death by his parents, sister, and Sharon Collinsworth. He is survived by his daughters Debe Rito (Charles), Dena Barnes (Jim), D’ann Farr (Maher), Dawn Ohren (Brent), his Brother-in-law Dick Dahlen, long time friend Suzette Pentland, distant Bolin family members, and several O’Reilly family members. He had nine Grandchildren, one Great Grandchild, and another Great Grandchild on the way.
A private graveside service is being held at Hillcrest Cemetery on March 10th, 2023 at noon. The family asks for privacy at this time.
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Longfellow Finnegan Riddle Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Maynard and his family.