Coil Austin Redding

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Coil Austin (June) Redding, 92, passed away May 30, 2018 at the Big Horn Memorial Hospital in Hardin. June was born Nov. 20, 1925 in Hardin to Coil Austin Redding Sr. and Florence Irene (Hoffman) Redding of the Sarpy Basin east of Hardin.

He attended school at Wolf School, starting school a year early because he followed his sister, Florence to school, so they let him stay. He went to school in Hardin through the 10th grade.

He was the second child of 12. He spent much of his early life with Granddad TS Redding and Grandma Gertie Redding and his Uncle Sam. June and his brother Rich drove teams, mostly four-up, hauling hay to feed their cattle and for the neighbors.

He worked all his life; he liked to work. But he enjoyed life, too; he liked to rodeo. He rode bareback horses, saddle bronc and roped. He won the All-Around in Roundup in 1953 and 1954. In his lifetime, he went from farming with teams to using modern equipment.

June married Jacqueline Lee Newell on January 10, 1951. June worked on ranches in Big Horn County and construction and at Holly Sugar Factory until he and Jackie bought a ranch on Tullock Creek in 1956. He was a life-long cowboy, cattleman, family man and good neighbor his entire life. He was on the county Conservation District and FSA County Committee. June was invited to be a Horse Wrangler during the Centennial Cattle Drive of 1989. June and his brothers Rich and Don received the Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame Award for Rodeo Families. June served as a local brand inspector for the State of Montana for 40 plus years.

June and Jackie had three children: Billie, Sam and Cleve. They also shared their home with Johnny Simms; June’s brother Jerry and his sister Patty; the Edwards brothers Bruce, John, Speed and Tom; Jerry Redding’s son Scott Redding; and Jackie’s nephews Dean Newell and Mike Stevenson. June like to have the “Boys” at the Ranch.

June was preceded in death by his parents Coil and Irene Redding; wife Jackie; and siblings Shirley, Rich, Joan and Florence

June is survived by Billie (Cecil); their sons Matt J (Sarah) Noyes, and Dee (Jen) Noyes: Sam (Shirley) Redding, their sons Skeeter (Sara), and Seth (Stacee): Cleve (Annalea) Redding, their children Ashlea (Pete) Bassett, Hale (Alicia) Redding, Alexa Jo (Justin) Beltz. Great-grandchildren Jessie Noyes, Levi Noyes, Tristin Noyes, Emma Noyes, Jacque Rose Noyes, Chloe Noyes, Justice Redding, Sailee Redding, Shane Redding, Sterling Redding, Karina Mysse-Bassett, Tate Bassett, Grayce Bassett, Reagan Redding, Kinley Redding, Haylea Jo Beltz, Kimberlea Coil Beltz, Bentlea Beltz and Malachi Emmons. Special friend and neighbor Velma Gentry and her son Jeffery Gentry. Brothers Don Redding, Hardin, Tom Redding Fort Shaw, Mt, Leonard Redding., Butler, Mo. and Jerry Redding, West Jordan, Utah. Sisters Dorothy Demaree, Billings Mt., Judy Reed, Billings, Mt., Patty Evanson, Sandy, Utah. Numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Big Horn County Historical Society, 1163 3rd St., Hardin, MT 59034 or the Montana Pro Rodeo Hall & Wall of Fame.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 5 in the First Congregational Church. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery. Bullis Mortuary was entrusted with the arrangements.

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