GLASGOW-Darryl Eugene Cozad, age 82, passed away peacefully on March 11th, 2018, in Glasgow, MT.

Darryl was born on Sep. 8, 1935, in Mira Loma, CA. He was the son of Ivan R. Cozad and Dollie A. Pendley. He spent most of his growing up years in Pocatello, Idaho. Where he met and married H. Anita Hayden. They were married for 24 years and spent most of their married life together in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. Together they had five children.

Later he married Cindy Pennoyer. They had one daughter together and Darryl adopted her daughter Rashael. They lived in Kalispell, Mt., for many years.

Darryl earned a degree in welding. He was self-employed most of his life. He owned several businesses throughout his life. These included a welding shop, a logging company with a team of horses, and a trucking company. For many years, he would cut and sell Christmas trees in Salt Lake City, UT. People would wait for his tree lot to be set up every year. In his later years, he owned his own scrap metal business.

Darryl had a passion for horses. He loved rodeos, wagon train drives, and race horses. He loved his family and the time he was able to spend with them. He enjoyed being outside, skiing, cooking with his dutch ovens, and hunting. He loved traveling to new places. Life was an adventure for him and he enjoyed it. Darryl spent the past 8 years in Glasgow.

Darryl is survived by his brother Calvin Cozad and his sister Glenice Thompson, daughter Karyn Seal, son Justin Cozad (Pam), daughter Darby Rustenbeck, daughter Mesa Atchley (Jay), daughter Jody Jenkins (Lee), and daughter Dallas Heine (Loren). He has 14 grandchildren and 8 great- grandchildren. He loved his family deeply.

A celebration of life will be held on Mar. 24th 2018, at the LDS Church located at 15 Airport Road in Glasgow, MT. The celebration will begin at 10am. Condolences for the family may be left at

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From: Leo & Dee Crane

To all the family,

I'm so sorry for your loss! My heart aches along with the rest of you. He was my lifelong and dearest friend. I will miss him every day.

Today, (3/26) when I learned of his passing it seemed like the world just halted. We have talked on the phone every few weeks for many years. He was a good man, loyal friend and fun-lovin' buddy.

My wife and I spent time with him on several occasions. Bishop, Ca. Mule Days, Kalispell & Hamilton, Mt. We always enjoyed our time with him.

I have known Cozad since 1944, the 4th grade in Pocatello. 74 years and will certainly miss talking to him. In fact, I had called him shortly after his last heart attack and it was hard to visit with him because he had a hard time speaking.
I have a lot of great memories of good times together.
Best regards to all of you!
Leo & Dee Crane

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