Donald Vincent Carey, 72, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at Benefis in Great Falls, Mont. He will be buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Cut Bank, Mont., at a later date.

Don was born Aug. 29, 1948 in Scranton, Penn., to Donald C. Carey and Geraldine and A. Grady of Dunmore. He was educated in the Dunmore school system and attended Keystone College in LaPlume, Penn.  

Don served in the US Marines from 1968 to 1970. He married Jacalyn L. Thackeray of Dodson, Mont., and Denver, Colo. in 1978. They were united in marriage until her death in 2010.

 Don worked at the Marriott Corp in Denver from 1978 to 1988 and then relocated to Cut Bank. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service, retiring as postmaster of the post office in Browning, Mont., in 2007. Don moved back to Cut Bank in 2009.

Don was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Condolences can be made to Don’s memorial page at

“I love rifles, dogs, and pretty girls, but not in that order.” D.V. Carey