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!

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:30am
    Open 2nd and 4th Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 206 N ‘D’ Street. More info 662-1060.
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 8:00am
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.