Ray D. Krenik Sr., 70, passed away at his home in Colstrip, MT on Tuesday, December 22nd. Ray was born in Great Falls, MT June 21st 1945. Upon completion of school he joined the Navy and then served in the Naval Reserves. After his honorable discharge from the military, Ray married Mellody Williams and had three children: Wendy, Holly and Ray Jr. He went to lock smith school and ran a successful lock smith shop in Helena for years. In 1981 he moved the family to Colstrip where he went to work building the Power Plants. Later he got hired by Montana Power to maintain them. Ray retired from PPL as a Power Plant Mechanic. He enjoyed spending time with all his friends and family but, he had a the most fun with his 8 grand children and 3 great grand children. Ray loved out door activities like hunting and fishing but loved telling the tall tales after even more. He was an avid gun collector and loved talking about guns with some of his best friends Gene Weir, Keith Jennings and Curly Dura.
Ray was preceded in death by his daughter Holly Krenik.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Mellody, his daughter Wendy Krenik-Hunter (Russ), his son Ray Jr. (Terri) as well as his grand children Brandy Charette (Tommy), Desirae Savelkoul (Steve), Misty Krenik (Theodore), Tanaya Krenik, Dawson Buckalew, Bryce Krenik, Garrett Buckalew and Evan Buckalew. He also had three great grand children Tommee, Bentley and Ariana.