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Creighton Brown Sayles

Born: Mon., Oct. 17, 1932
Died: Sun., May 23, 2021

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Fri., Jun. 04, 2021
Location: Florence-Carlton Community Church

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Florence - Creighton Brown Sayles, 88, passed away in the company of family on Sunday, May 23, 2021. He was born in Austin, Minnesota on October 17, 1932 to William and Dorothy (Snell) Sayles. Later, Creighton went to Macalester College where he met the love of his life, Marcia Mae. They were married on June 2, 1952. They settled in Mandan, North Dakota and started their family. Both of them took over the family printing business and dad also was a volunteer fire fighter. Their love of Montana drew them to Missoula in 1969. He was thrilled to begin his career with Missoula Rural Fire. Many years later he transitioned to his own private fire investigator business, Eagle Investigation. Dad was a talented and compassionate man. He was a skilled artist and excelled at carving, especially carousel horses. He was a MacGyver who had a passion for fixing and restoring anything. He implemented the Fire Hawk Program for juvenile fire setters in Missoula, involved with Carpenters for Christ, taught wood carving for Scouts and donated much of his time to the community. Dad’s prayers are now answered and he has joined mom in heaven. He is survived by his three children Tim, Tara and Twyla along with their families. A memorial service will be held in Creighton’s honor at the Florence Carlton Community Church on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 1:00 P.M.

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Robbin (Jones) Rose
   Posted Wed May 26, 2021
Dear Tim, Tara, and Twyla -
My husband, Jon, and I were driving up Miller Creek just last week and I had pointed out your parents' log house to him, reminiscing about how much fun my parents (Bob & Bev Jones) had with your parents. I remember playing cards on the picnic table in the basement while construction upstairs was on-going. I recall how your dad always made us "Jones kids" feel welcome in his uniquely gruff-yet-kindly way. I am sorry to hear about your dad's passing.
Neil deGrasse Tyson quite beautifully said ‘We are stardust’ bought to life by the universe so that the universe can figure itself out. We are made of the elements created in the fires burning at the heart of stars and share these elements as other planets, asteroids and other bodies in this universe. We are don’t have an independent existence, but are one element of this beautiful universe. Look up to the stars and see your parents in them. Much care to you all, Robbin

Deanna Noonan
   Posted Wed May 26, 2021
Tara and family,
I am so sorry for your loss of your dad. May He rest in peace.

Linda Vap
   Posted Wed May 26, 2021
To all the Sayles,
I am so saddened about this great loss for your family. Just loved living so near to your parents. The kids and I were talking this morning about all the fun and crazy things that we shared with you (Twyla) and your mom and dad. My prayers for all of you.

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