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Connie J. Askin

January 7, 2003

Burial Date: January 13, 2003

Funeral Home Baker, MT

Funeral Services: Monday, Stevenson Funeral Home, Baker

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    Connie Jim Askin, 54, of Baker passed away January 7, 2003, at his home north of Baker. He was born May 24, 1948 in Miles City, Montana, the youngest child of C. L. and Shirley Belle (Ruenholl) Askin. Connie grew up and attended schools in the Ismay and Baker area. He entered the U. S. Coast Guard in 1967 and was honorably discharged in 1970. Connie married Marilyn Hargin on November 8, 1969 in Reno, NV. To this union two daughters were born, Jami Lynn and Jody Lou. They lived in Longview, WA where Connie worked for Caffel Bros. Connie and Marilyn later divorced. In 1973, he went to Lower Columbia College in Longview graduating in 1976. He married and later divorced Karen Barrow. Connie enjoyed his years as a radio broadcaster in West Yellowstone and in Baker. He went to school in 1998 at NW Technical Institute in Portland, OR. Connie retired in 1999 due to his disability, he moved back to Baker to be with his family following an automobile accident. He was very dedicated to his family. In his spare time he enjoyed riding horses and his younger years liked riding saddle broncos and riding bulls. He also enjoyed both water skiing and snow skiing. Being the baby of the family, his siblings and children will account for his sense of determination. He had a strong entrepreneurial spirit within him as well. His many inventive ideas included the ?Robo Roper?. Connie also shared many fond memories with his bands over the years. He is preceded in death by his parents C. L. ?Gramps? & Shirley Belle Askin. He is survived by his daughters Jody and her fianc?e Ken Coulson of Kelso, WA and Jamie Lynn and her husband Tim Perkins of Longview, WA and three grandchildren Joshua, Haylie and Chase; one brother and his wife, Rodney & Marilyn Askin of Baker; three sisters Sharon and her husband Roy Ferrel of Baker; Shirley Barrett of Morristown, AZ; Peggy and her husband Rex Tanner of Missoula, MT; former wife and mother of his children, Marilyn Askin of Longview; former wife, Karen Askin and daughters Amy and Molly and their families; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Prayer Service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 7 PM at the Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker. Funeral Services will take place on Monday, Jan. 13, at 2 PM at the Chapel of Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker. A luncheon will be served following the services. Burial will then take place at the Askin Family Cemetery north of Baker with Military Rites.

     

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