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Ottas Glen 'Oty' Tyson

Friday, July 10, 2009

Oct. 6, 1936 - June 15, 2009

PLAINS, Mont. -- Ottas Glen "Oty" Tyson, 72, passed on peacefully on June 15, 2009, at his home in Plains, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Ottas was born Oct. 6, 1936, in Cambridge to Lee D. and Nellie M. (Foster) Tyson. In 1950, he went to live with his aunt and uncle Guy and Nettie Tyson in Cambridge. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the Air Force and served during 1954 through 1958, during which he was stationed on the island of Iwo Jima for one year.

Ottas first met the love of his life, Rita Anne McNutt at the age of nine, she was seven. They were married Aug. 23, 1958, in McCook and had shared more than 50 wonderful years of marriage together at his passing.

Ottas is survived by his faithful wife, Rita of Plains; son, Alan (Dede) Tyson and daughter, Kathy (Jim) Hernandez of Blackfoot, Idaho; and five grandchildren, Chelsea, Josh and Kaydee Tyson and Erica and Greg Hernandez, all of Blackfoot.

He is also survived by his faithful pet Willie and his sister, Lila Howe of Salmon, Idaho.

At Ottas' request,cremation has taken place, but no services were had. Ottas waits for his loving wife to once again be with him.

If you look up into the Heavens you might even see him wearing one of his favorite cowboy has, his pipe in his mouth with a big "Oty" smile, listening to a Hank Williams tape as he cruises along in his 1956 Ford Victoria.

He will surely be missed, but his lively and entertaining personality will continue on in those who have had the privilege of knowing him.