Written by The Herald-News
Garrett Joseph BigLeggins Sr., 80, of Frazer, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at his home.
The son of Laura Bearcub and Daniel BigLeggins, he was born March 27, 1933, in Frazer. He played basketball in high school. He had made it into the Montana history books by being an outstanding player and making 28 points in 14 field goals in the first five minutes of a district tournament game in Glasgow in 1952.
After high school, he went into the Army and was discharged due to medical problems.
On July 25, 1957, he married Edith Alberta Welch and to this union, five boys and five girls were born.
He was a part of the relocation program and lived in Los Angeles, Calif., for 12 years. He got his maters mechanic degree and worked in textiles. He moved back to take care of his mother, who was ill. He worked as a 911 dispatcher for 25 years until his retirement. He then raised his grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
He enjoyed playing pool and was on a pool league for many years. He spent his spare time hunting and working on cars. While with friends and family, he would tease and joke with them. He enjoyed listening to Indian music and sang it around the house.
He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters; and three sons, Lynwood, Shanon and John.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Edith Welch BigLeggins of Frazer; children, Garrett BigLeggins and Roger BigLeggins both of Poplar, Sarah Keiser of Frazer, Garrett BigLeggins Jr. of Frazer, Juanita Jones of Poplar, Lori BigLeggins of Billings, Robert BigLeggins of Wolf Point, Tanya BigLeggins of Frazer, Vickie Jefferson of Germany and Patrick Follet of Frazer; and grandchildren whom he raised, Raymond Charles Johnston Jr., Saya BigLeggins of Billings, Edna Jones Herne of Kansas, Amanda BigLeggins of Poplar, Jazmyne Martell of Frazer and many more.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 26, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Frazer. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.