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Peter Edwin Mavity

Died: Fri., May 1, 2015

Celebration of Life

10:00 AM Sat., May 09, 2015
Location: Whitesitt Funeral Home

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Victor - Peter Edwin Mavity 72 Years old of Victor passed away from an abdominal aortic aneurism on Friday, May 1, at 10:30pm. at Saint Patrick Hospital ICU under the extraordinary and heroic care of Dr's .O’Brien, Surber, and Dr. Propp. Also much thanks to the entire staff involved in Dad's care at St.Patrick Hospital and ICU. Pete was born on January 27th, 1943 in Scobey, Montana to Max and Jane Mavity. He grew up and went to school in Ismay, and around much of eastern Montana, including Lambert & Sidney. He later moved west of the mountains and lived and went to school in Missoula and Florence, Montana. Pete married Kathy Pearson on January, 12th 1963. He had worked in mining in Idaho for a while, and settled into mill work for about 35 years where he retired from Stimson in Bonner, MT as a Dryer Tender in 2006. Pete was an active member in his church, congregation, and community. He loved playing guitar, especially with his church band, however, his musical roots go much farther and deeper back as he had played in bands and bars around western Montana. He even played the hair off his teddy bear’s belly when he was a child. Pete also loved fishing, nature, and humor. He found beauty in the most unlikely places and things and is famous for his term, “It's a different kind of purdy.” We'll miss him dearly. Pete was preceded in death by his wife Kathleen Joyce Mavity in February 2nd, 2003 and his father Max Mavity, and his mother Jane Mavity as well as his sister Marion McHatton. Pete's survivors include his brother J.D. (Doug) and wife Liz Mavity of Missoula, sisters Judy Corwin, Jane and husband Bob Dicken of Yuma, AZ. Children: Kari & husband Jim McNinch of Corvallis, Brandon & wife Alma Mavity of Missoula, and Ray & wife Arlene Mavity of Hamilton. Pete was also very proud of all his grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Honorary Pallbearers are, Lloyd Butch Braae, Jerry Trudeau, Scott Pearson, Dennis McVey and Brad Douglas. Service will be held on Saturday May 9th, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Whitesitt Funeral Home on 314 Church Street, Stevensville, MT 59870. A potluck reception will follow the services at the Bitterroot Valley Church of the Nazarene, in Victor, MT. The family suggests that memorials be made to Whitesitt Funeral Home, 314 Church Street, Stevensville, MT 59870.

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Maureen E. Armpriest (Getschman)
   Posted Fri May 08, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of Pete's passing. I want to wish his widow and especially his siblings my deepest sympathy. We had so many good times when we were kids and we went to the same school. It was a very nice picture of him and he still looks the same. I am thinking of all the family, an wish you all the best, and know that I will be thinking of all of you. Wish that I could attend the funeral, but I work that day. Again, you have my deepest sympathy. Maureen Armpriest

Chuck and Laura Fricke
   Posted Sat May 09, 2015
To my Sisters in Christ,Jane and Judy,

I was so surprised to read about Pete's passing as at Frankie Pearson's funeral just weeks before, I had the wonderful experience of visiting with Pete at the graveside! What a testimony he has and what a delightful person....we were praising God and he shared his deliverance with me!!!
I shared that I was Marion's prayer partner and as you can imagine she and I prayed for him lots!!! Wow....now face to face with Jesus....I say what a glorious home coming he has had!!!
Sorry I won't be able to see you all at the funeral today, but my prayers are with you girls and the rest of his precious family!
I love you all....Blessings, Laura and Chuck

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