Milton Henry Coutu

Mi l ton Coutu died peacefully on July 13, 2014 in Scottsdale, Ariz., at the age of 97. He was born on June 5, 1917 in Helena. He graduated from Carroll Co l l e g e , He l ena and Creighton School of Medicine, Omah, Neb., and while in college served as a Captain in the Army Medical Corps. Milt, or Doc Coutu as he was known by those he served, practiced family medicine for 18 years in Montana and 10 years in Mesa, Ariz., before ending his career in 1982 serving at the VA Hospital in Helena.

Despite spending many years in Arizona, Milt always considered himself a Montanan, and his fondest memories were of flyfishing in the creeks and rivers around Red Lodge, and the Beartooth Mountains with his sons and his fishing buddies, Eddie and Draper.

Milt was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Dora, sister Esther Magnuson, brother Oliver and his wife Ann Schultz Coutu. He is survived by a daughter, Cathie Graham (Gary) and two sons, John (Cleo) and Mike as well as 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, four nieces and one nephew and their families.

A private celebration of his life will be held at a later date. May he rest now in peace!