Raymond B. Mus

Raymond B. Mus, 86, of Laurel, passed away March 30, 2014 at the Billings Clinic. He was born April 4, 1927 in Red Lodge, the son of Earl and Ilmi “Mary” (Hendrickson) Mus. He joined the Merchant Marines and was stationed in the Far East, including Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines during World War II. He was very proud of his years in the service.

Raymond moved to Cle Elum, Wash., where he graduated from high school. He returned to Montana and worked in the Butte mines and then taught in a rural school, Cooke City School. While teaching he attended EMC and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education. He taught school for over thirty years, all 8 grades, all subjects and including all six of his own children. Raymond also owned a grocery store and gas station in Cooke City. Raymond was an avid bicyclist and rode his bike on the mountains sur r ounding Cooke City. He also enjoyed geology. He lived in Bremerton, WA for awhile and then moved to Laurel in 2004.

Raymond is survived by his children, Gina M. (Todd) Gahagan of Bozeman; Raymond C. (Cheryl) Mus of Billings; Mark D. (Rita) Mus of Laurel; Patrick V. (Carol) Mus of Bremerton, Wash.; Wanda S. (Chris) Champlin of Lynnwood, Wash.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Christopher, daughter Christina; brother Vincent Mus and sister Mae Masse, and two childhood siblings.

Cremation has taken place and no services are p l anne d a t thi s t ime . Arrangements are in the care of Dahl Funeral Chapel and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlfuneralchapel. com