Dallas Howard Merchant passed away peacefully on Monday December 30, 2019 at the Friendship Villa in Miles City, MT at the age of 91.
Dallas was born March 30, 1928 in Miles City, MT to Pete and Dora (Steel) Merchant. He was raised in Stacy on the family ranch. He attended Loesch Country Schools and graduated from Custer County High School in Miles City. Following graduation, he returned to the ranch to work with his family.
He married Betty Janutis on August 15, 1950 where they built their home and lived in for 65 years.
Along with ranch life, music was a passion. He played the fiddle and guitar for many years and especially enjoyed being a part of the Eastern Montana Fiddlers.
Dallas was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty, one daughter, Linda Sue Merchant, and one brother, Arlie Merchant, a granddaughter, Lindsey Merchant, and a grandson, Eddie Whittenberg. He is survived by one son, Jim Merchant of Volborg and one daughter, Mary Lou Merchant of Miles City, 12 Grandchildren, 12 Grandchildren, and 17 Great-Great Grandchildren.
Family will receive friends on Monday, January 6th from 4pm to 6pm at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Custer County Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.