Ronald “Ray” Haskins, 74 of Harlowton, MT was born to Zenas and Marjorie (Pichette) Haskins in a small log cabin outside of Metaline Falls, Washington, on June 11, 1939. He died at age 74 near Harlowton, Montana on Oct. 18, 2013, working the job for which he maintained a passion for the past several years.

He has been cremated. His ashes will be scattered over the mountains that he loved. A memorial service will be
held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at The Graves Hotel in Harlowton, Montana. Perkins Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Ray graduated from high school in Ione, Washington, in 1958 and lived in Superior, Montana, and Great Falls, Montana, and worked as a mason, miner and a logger throughout Montana, Washington and Idaho before spending the past 21 years in Harlowton, where he met his match and love of his life, Terri Bennett.

Ray and Terri were married Aug. 6, 1994. They found great companionship and became each other’s better half. They lived for each other, finding years of happiness.

Ray loved being in the mountains and the trees. Logging suited him perfectly. For the past decade, he owned a rock-picking business which furnished mountain rock for mansions, celebrity homes and other facilities throughout the country.

He is survived by his wife, Terri; his brothers, Donald Haskins, Ione, Washington; Michael Haskins, Missoula, Montana; and Thomas Haskins; a very special niece, Jackie Garay and her husband, Spanky of Harlowton, along their children, Gabi, A.J. and Alexa; as well as numerous well-loved nieces and nephews. He will be missed by Terri’s family as well as his many friends in Harlowton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers, Zenas Jr., John and Larry.

Peace Ray! We love you!