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Raymond B. Mus

Raymond B. Mus, 86, of Laurel, who taught for more than 30 years, died March 30, 2014, at Billings Clinic.

He was born April 4, 1927, in Red Lodge, the son of Earl and Ilmi “Mary” (Hendrickson) Mus. He joined the Merchant Marines and was stationed in the Far East, including Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines, during World War II.

Mr. Mus moved to Cle Elum, Wash., where he graduated from high school. He returned to Montana and worked in the Butte mines and then taught in Cooke City School. While teaching he attended Eastern Montana College and received a bachelor of arts degree in education.

He taught eight different grades in all subjects, including all six of his own children. He also owned a grocery store and gas station in Cooke City and was an avid bicyclist. He lived in Bremerton, Wash., before moving to Laurel in 2004.

Survivors include children, Gina M. Gahagan of Bozeman, Raymond C. Mus of Billings, Mark D. Mus of Laurel, Patrick V. Mus of Bremerton, Wash., and Wanda S. Champlin of Lynnwood, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

No services were planned. Arrangements were in the care of Dahl Funeral Chapel.

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