Mechanic 06

Roy James Coghill

March 4, 1939 ~ September 15, 2021 (age 82)


Roy James Coghill, 82, of Augusta, MT peacefully passed away at Benefis hospital on September 15th, 2021. 

Roy was born on March 4th, 1939 in Great Falls, MT to Reo and Opal (Burton) Coghill, he was raised on the family farm in the Brady Collins area. Roy attended college in Havre (which he liked to call Harvard), where he played on the "Dims" college basketball team. After college, he moved back to the farm where he raised hogs and played on the polo team. 

In 1963, Roy moved to Augusta after purchasing the Ford Creek Resort and Ranch, which he outfitted until 1976; It was at this time that Roy found his next calling in life. He absolutely loved working as a contractor, which he did for almost 50 years. Roy was very a very gifted builder, he could do it all from the ground up; plumbing, wiring, sheetrocking and taping, the only thing he didn't do was the painting and that he left for his wife to do. 

After Roy retired from the contracting business, he spent numerous hours out in his wood shop making coffee tables, bird houses, cabinets and picture frames, among many other things for people. His pride and joy was the man cave that he built for himself and his many many friends to enjoy which they truly did and still do. Roy was a member of the National Guard and also played town team basketball in Augusta. He was a quiet, gentle man with a great sense of humor and a heart of gold; he would help anybody in need.

Roy is survived by his wife Lana Coghill; daughter Darcy (Jeff) Bennett; son Aaron Dehl; nephew Robbie (Tiffany) Burdick; nieces Loran (Ross) Depner, Kelly (Ryan) Debrucker, Kim Coghill; sister Margo Lowery; brother Lyle Coghill and many great nieces and nephews. 

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