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Gary John Cayer
May 24, 1936 - December 3, 2017

Place of Birth: Glendive, Montana
Residence: Savage, Montana
Age: 81

Gary John “G.J.” Cayer was born May 24, 1936 at home, on the family ranch at North Fork Burns Creek and died in Billings, MT at Canyon Creek Memory Care Community on Dec. 3, 2017 at the age of 81.
He was born to Herb and Othelia Cayer. They lived in the North Fork Burns Creek Valley on a horse ranch. Gary was an early arrival and his father and mother were quite surprised as Herb was away on a horse buying trip and Othelia was at home visiting with her sister. The little cowboy had some problems because of his early arrival but with determination his mother worked hard to help his health improve.
The little buckaroo was very active once he started to thrive. He was never one to sit still and loved to run all over the place. His early social life was spent playing with his cousins and the few neighbors in the area. Gary loved playing cowboys and pretending he had a gun, which was fulfilled when he was given his first Winchester at, the age of 5. This rifle brought him much pleasure, when hunting magpies. He used the bounty money to buy more .22 shells for his little single-shot Winchester Model 03. He moved on up to bigger game after he shot his first deer at the age of eleven. The ranch his parents owned kept the family busy. Gary along with brother, Conley and sister, Pamela worked hard along with their parents to get the land paid for in the 1940s. Gary's love of haying and seeding continued throughout his work on the ranch/farm. He attended Dawson county rural schools during grade school and graduated from Lambert high school. Once he was done with his formal education he moved on to work for local farmers and he even worked a couple years in the timber in the Livingston, MT area. He worked campaigns at Holly Sugar in Sidney, MT for many years. Gary went custom harvesting in the summer where he met his wife, Phyllis in Kiowa, KS. During their 53 years of marriage they had 3 children Stephanie, SJ, and Codi. In their later years Gary and Phyllis enjoyed traveling throughout the vast state of Montana and going to gun shows. Gary loved to read but his greatest love was reloading ammunition and collecting guns. After Gary's health began to fail he became part of the community at Canyon Creek Memory Care in Billings, MT. He resided there until his death.
Gary is survived by: his wife, Phyllis; daughter, Stephanie Cayer and life partner Victoria Frazer, Concord, CA; son, S.J. (Pamela) Cayer, Savage, MT; daughter, Codi (Juergen) Kanngiesser, Portland, OR; grandsons, Laramie Kyhl, Wyatt, Garrett and Casey Cayer; his brother & wife, Conley & Shirley Cayer, Sidney, MT; niece, Georgette (Chris) Huravitch, and brother-in-law Gale Drewry, Lewistown, MT.
Gary was preceded in death by: his parents, Herb & Othelia Cayer; in-laws Pete & Mary Starne; and sister, Pamela Cayer Drewry.

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Jim & Becky Schwartz (Dickinson, ND)
Dec 3, 2017
We extend our sympathys to all the Cayers.
May God bless and sustain you all in this time.

Hope to be able to attend the funeral.
Mary Dillon (Lambert , Mt)
Dec 4, 2017
My sincere sympathy to all of you. Your family will be in my prayers. May you find comfort in knowing we will see our loved ones again. Mary Dillon
Don and Melody Bouchard (Waconia, Minnesota)
Dec 5, 2017
Phyllis and Family,
Melody and I are thinking about you and praying for you now. You and Gary mean a great deal to us, and though we are unable to be with you, we miss you and are thinking of you daily.
Don
Don and Melody Bouchard (Waconia, Minnesota)
Dec 5, 2017
Phyllis and Family,
Melody and I are thinking about you and praying for you now. You and Gary mean a great deal to us, and though we are unable to be with you, we miss you and are thinking of you daily.
Don
Dion and Diane Ligon (Poulsbo, WA)
Dec 6, 2017
Phyllis and family,
Please know that you are in our prayers at this time. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
Sheila Broyhill (Zahl, NORTH DAKOTA)
Dec 7, 2017
Dear Cayer Family, So sorry for your recent loss. No doubt the prayers and comfort of dear friends will help you during this time. Jesus promised we will see our loved ones again at John 5:28-29: "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life..." What a joyous time to look forward to. JW.org
John & Penny Shevlin (Conrad, Mt.)
Dec 7, 2017
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John & Penny Shevlin (Conrad, Mt.)
Dec 7, 2017
We were so sorry to hear of Gary's passing! He spend a lot of time at our house with my brother Mike when they were in High School. Their friendship continued through all these years! Our thoughts and prayers and prayer are with you....
Cindy Brown Kwasney (Billings, Montana)
Dec 8, 2017
Dear Phyllis and Family,
On behalf of myself and the ENTIRE Brown family, we offer our prayers, love, and sympathy. There are no words for the loss of loved ones. Like the tide your pain will come in and then go out. Unfortunately it never goes away. Hold fast to your memories, he will always be in your heart.
I presume he and his good friend, my Grandpa Joe Brown, are getting along just fine. Two old cowboys discussing guns, reloading, hunting, and gossiping to boot. Please know we are thinking of you all. I myself have fond memories of my Gramps and Gary visiting, and I enjoyed seeing Phyllis when in Sidney.

Blessings and Comfort in God,

Cindy Brown Kwasney and The Brown Family
Debbie Schillinger
Dec 9, 2017
Dear Cayer Family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mary Jo Saboe (Belgrade, MT)
Dec 10, 2017
Phyllis, my sincere condolences at this time. May you find comfort in the many years and memories you and Gary shared. Blessings on you!
Carolyn Bighorn Brugh (Brockton, Montana)
Dec 14, 2017
Sending my sympathy to the Cayer family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.
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