On Oct. 20, 2012, near Helena, God called Kirby Ray Hoffer home to heaven.
Kirby Ray Hoffer was born in Glendive on Dec. 15, 1980, to Gary and Robin Hoffer. He graduated from Ronan High School and attended Montana State University in Bozeman until deciding his true passion was woodworking.
Kirby resided outside of Helena and was self-employed as a carpenter in Townsend. He served in the military and was called to duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was honorably discharged.
Kirby loved outdoor life including camping, fishing and hunting. His most treasured role was being a dad. God blessed him with the gift of three children: Kieona Jaylene, Zaiden Isaias and Quora Brea.
He is survived by two grandmas, Elnora Hoffer and Marge Davey; his parents, Gary and Robin; sister Angie (Newton); brother Shiloh; daughters Kieona and Quora; son Zaiden; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by two grandpas, Hershel Davey and Erwin Hoffer; and uncles Scott Davey, Pat Flaherty, Gordon Hoffer and Kris Davey. Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 25, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ronan. A graveside service with military honors followed.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests gifts be given to a college fund at Valley Bank for his children.
Published Nov. 7, 2012