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Gene Deon Breneman
April 8, 1945 ~ September 16, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Stevensville, MT - Gene Deon Breneman, 78 in Stevensville MT passed away September 15, 2023, at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Kingman Kansas and raised in Derby, KS. Proceeded by his father, Paul Allen Breneman, who was police chief in Kingman, KS. and his mother, Laurella Rose White, who worked for Boeing in Wichita and was an avid clarinetist and wonderful mother. Not surprisingly, Gene followed in his mother’s footsteps and has been a musician his entire life. Gene has four wonderful children. Daughter, Laura Cole, and husband James from Scio Oregon; Son, Larry Breneman Fire Captain in Norfolk, VA. Daughter Sheila Morrill and husband Matt in Stevensville, MT. Son, Tom Breneman, and his wife Jen from Des Moines, Ia. And proudly he has nineteen grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren, to whom he has loved and enjoyed. Gene was blessed to be able to spend the latter part of his life, although difficult because of cancer, visiting and sharing memories with all his children and grandchildren. Gene married his wife, Debbie (Fry) Breneman on November 28, 1980. Gene and Debbie traveled around the world and the United States as the “Debbie Fry Show”. Playing music, comedy and shows for Carnival Cruise Lines, casinos, clubs, and hotels. Gene’s favorite place to entertain with his wife Debbie was in West Yellowstone MT. With hundreds of fans and friends that came annually to see the show! His saxophones and humor were top notch and made the show unique and special for Gene and his followers. Their calling card was known throughout the U.S. and other countries as Brass, Sass, and Laughs. The Breneman children are grown up and are very talented musicians themselves. The legacy of Gene Breneman will continue musically through his kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. There will be a small service at the Florence Carlton Community Church, Saturday September 23, at 3 p.m. The services will be presented by Paster David Blackwell. His final resting place will be Belle Plaine Kansas, October 7th, 2023, with the time to be determined. Please send all correspondence to Pastor Dave Blackwell at the Florence Carlton Community Church in Florence, MT. (406) 273-6811.