Robert “Buddy” Mattson

Robert “Buddy” Mattson, 74, of Roberts, passed away Monday afternoon, Oct. 21, 2013 at Cedar Wood Villa in Red Lodge following an 18-month battle with cancer. Buddy was born on March 30, 1939 in Red Lodge, a son of John and Aili (Hill) Mattson.

He was raised on the family ranch at Roberts, and graduated from Roberts High School in 1957. Buddy was a member of the first Roberts High School basketball team to play for the state championship. He was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed playing a good practical joke.

Buddy served two years in the U.S. Army, and after his discharge in 1959 he returned to the family ranch where he spent the remainder of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include numerous cousins. Cremation has taken place. A graveside memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at the Roberts Cemetery. Smith-Olcott Funeral Chapel is assisting with the arrangements. Memorials may be given to Beartooth Hospice, Box 590, Red Lodge, MT 59068; or to the Roberts Community Foundation, Box 284, Roberts, MT 59070.

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:00am
    Thanksgiving Bake Sale, Nov. 18 at the Fromberg School Gym, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Holiday pies, dinner rolls, caramel rolls, cakes and more. Hosted by the school and the Fromberg Improvement Committee.
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:00am
    An Overeaters Anonymous group will meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, Absarokee.
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 1:00pm
    A Free Thanksgiving meal will be served Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. at the "Legacy Lodge " building in Red Lodge for anyone that is in need, or is unable to get to family, or even have nowhere to go for Thanksgiving.
  • Monday, November 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 22, 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.