MALTA- Richard “Dick” McNamara 87 passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 9th surrounded by his loving family. Rosary and sharing will be Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7:00 P.M. at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel.   Memorial services will be Friday, September 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Malta, MT. Condolences may be left at

Dick was born in Rochester, MN on May 18, 1931 to Stanley and Clara (Ulness) McNamara.  He grew up in Dodson and was a star football, basketball and track performer for the Coyotes. Dick was a Korean War veteran proudly serving in the US Navy from 1950-54. He was stationed in Alaska, Hawaii and Japan and was the flight engineer on a P2V “Sub Hunter”.  After returning from the war he married his high school sweetheart Lewellyn Boos on January 29th, 1955 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Malta.  They made their home in Malta where Dick worked in the sheriff’s department as a Deputy and Undersheriff for over 10 years. In 1968 he purchased the Malta Transfer and Storage and operated it for over 20 years. He then worked various jobs which included driving truck, working for Mendel Flying Service and as a school bus driver.  He retired in the late 1990s.

Dick was a lifetime member of the VFW, was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, was a member of the Knights of Columbus - Fourth Degree, served a term on the Malta School Board and was on the Zortman Water and Sewer Board for many years.

Dick enjoyed spending time with his family at their cabin in Zortman – often saying that “we’d go south for the summer and north for the winter”.  He took his family on many adventures in the mountains in his 1948 Willy’s Jeep. All his kids and many of his grandkids learned to drive in the Jeep.  Dick was an avid reader and loved a good game of Pinochle or Wahoo.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years Lewellyn, sons Dale (Tammy), Mike (Beth), daughter Debbie (Nick), sister Doris Holman, sisters-in-law Karen Boos, Lillian Boos, Mary Lavey, brother-in-law Gene Lavey, 8 grandkids and 9 great grandkids.

Guest Book

From: Sharon A Kindle

Sincere condolences to the family; may your loved one rest in peace.

From: Loretta & Jerry Larsen

Was a joy to have known Dick! So sorry for your families loss! May Jesus strength be yours!

From: Ludell and Bobby Heaton

So sorry for the families loss. Dick was a quiet and caring man. Prayers for strength

From: Diane F Sith

Deepest sympathy goes out to Lew and the family in your loss of Dick. May he rest in peace.

From: Beth Casebolt

My heart goes out to you Lou & your family. You are in my prayers.

From: Jim and Mary Brady

Lou and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Dick was such a loving and funny man. He will be sorely missed. Know that he and your are in our prayers. May the Presence of our Lord sustain you at this time.

From: Edward & Sarah Ostlund

Lewellyn, we just now learned of Dick's departure. We will certainly miss him when we see you next time. We sure enjoyed past visits and all the laughter we enjoyed!

Edward & Sarah.

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