Alfred Leatherberry, age 66, of Miles City passed away on November 12, 2013 at the Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City.
Alfred was born on March 9, 1947 in Miles City MT to Harley and Frances (Gould) Leatherberry. Alfred graduated from Powder River District High School in Broadus. After high school he went to college at MSU Bozeman and graduated with a degree in Agriculture. Al really enjoyed the study of animal nutrition. After graduation, He moved back to Eastern Montana and worked for John Beardsley for a few years. In 1972 he moved out to his place on the Tongue River where he ranched until 2009. On June 23, 1973 he married the love of his life Maxine, in Miles City. He helped out at Wal-Mart working until the time he passed.
Alfred’s hobbies included trapping gophers and coyotes, working cattle and most of all hunting. Al lived for hunting season especially with his routine hunters that would come out from year to year. Al also loved to play poker and cribbage.
Alfred is survived by his son Leroy Leatherberry of Miles City, daughter Dixie Leatherberry of Miles City, brother Raymond (Robin) Leatherberry of Miles City, sisters Elsie (Errol) Matzke of Hartford Conneticut, Vera Leatherberry of Miles City, Linda (Farron) Carlson of Miles City, good friend Charley Bumgardner of Miles City, and cousin Kenneth Sandefer of Miles City.
Alfred is preceded in death by his parents Harley and Frances and wife Maxine.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Grace Bible Church on Monday November 18, 2013 at 2:00PM. Should friends desire, memorials may be mad to Wake Up & Lace Up, 107 Balsam Dr., Miles City MT, 59301; or the charity of one’s choice. Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home is assisting the family with these arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com.