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Ronald Lee Tenney

October 19, 1948 May 14, 2020
Ronald Lee Tenney
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Ronald Tenney passed away May 14, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. Ron was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in November of 2017 and underwent a double lung transplant at the University of Utah Hospital in July 2018. In September 2019 he developed rejection causing him to lose the ground he gained with transplant.

Ron was born to Elizabeth and Leo Tenney in Great Falls, MT being the youngest of 15 children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth and Leo; brothers: Gene, Jack and Mick; sisters: JoAnne Tenney, Barb “Toots” Harris, Margaret Horton, Lorraine Givens, Sharon Nault and Janet Scovill; son-in-law, Shane Frizzell; mother-in-law: Una Sundet.

Ron is survived by his wife of 50 years, Tanya “Tannie” Tenney; children: Nicole (Collin) Fisher of Billings, Bryan Tenney of San Diego; Grandchildren: Collin & Emily Frizzell Fisher; brother: Jerry (Carol) Tenney, Polson; sisters: Dolores Younger, California, Marilyn (Herb) DuCharme, Missoula, Patricia “Babe” Remsen, Wisconsin, Sherry Pierson, Maine; sisters in law: Debbie (Jim) Pittman and Robin (Bill) Wicks, Nevada, Regina (Roger) Paul of Great Falls. Ron is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Ron will be remembered for the amazing husband, father and grandfather that he was. The strongest man we know that fought long and hard to stay with us.

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