The Montana Wool Growers Memorial Fund

Montana Wool Growers Memorial Fund

The Montana Woolgrower Memorial Fund (official name “Educational and Research Endowment Fund”) was established in 1983 when over $100 was sent to the association in memory of Miles City sheepman/wool buyer, Duncan McDonald.  A savings account was established for such a purpose and others, wanting to remember longtime sheepmen, be they friends or relatives, made similar donations. In 1984 the Board filed the necessary papers to make such gifts tax deductible and a three-person board was appointed to oversee the account.  The original board consisted of Don McKamey, Bill Lehfeldt, and Ralph Dreyer.

Funds must be used for educational or research purposes only and cannot be used for expenses of the Woolgrowers Association.  The present board consists of Jim Whiteside, chairman, John Baucus, and Bob Lehfeldt. Those wishing to make a donation should make the check out to Montana Woolgrowers Association Memorial Fund and send it to the following address:

Montana Wool Growers Association
PO Box 1693
Helena, MT 59624

You will receive a receipt and if the memorial donation is sent in memory of someone, that person’s family will also receive an acknowledgment.


In Memory of Dr. Bill Hawkins
Jack and Kathryn McRae
Bob Gilbert
Rebish & Helle Families
Kimberly Laden
John and Nina Baucus
Bill Lehfeldt
Marilyn & Gordon Darlington
John & Karen Helle

In Memory of Donald Jones:
Jack & Kathryn McRae

In Memory of Averill Keller:
Jack & Kathryn McRae
Bob Gilbert

In Memory of Bruce Smith:
Jack & Kathryn McRae
Leslie & M. Chris Arthun
Dwayne & TaraAndrews
Karen Smith

In Memory of Jim Moe: 
Arville & Elaine Lammers
Jack & Kathryn McRae

In Memory of Jake Yerger: 
Arville & Elaine Lammers
Kevin & ShirleyHalverson
Jack & Kathryn McRae

In Memory of Riley Wilson:
Mary & Peter Funston
Timothy & Renee Stephens

In Memory of Greg Keller:
Jack & Kathryn McRae
Bob Gilbert

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