Paddy A. Bard
Paddy Allen Bard, 78, passed away on Tuesday, June 16 at St Vincent Hospital in Billings, Montana from a brain aneurysm.Paddy was born on August 12, 1941 to Allen and Frances (Stout) Bard at the Reynolds House in Sheridan, Wyoming. He attended schools at Willey Grade School, Woodland Park School andgraduated from Sheridan High School in 1960. Paddy met Sandra Lloyd of Otter, Montana during high school and they married on December 30, 1960. They started their life togetherliving in Prescott, Arizona before moving to Birney, Montana where they welcomed their first child Irv in November 1961. In June of 1967 they purchased the Bard Ranch on Dutch Creeknear Wyarno where Gene was born in April of 1968.Paddy was involved in many organizations throughout his life, including: Past President of the Sheridan County Sportsman Association, Past President of the Wyoming Trap Shooters, 4-HLeader for 10 years, FmHA Advisory Board Member, a lifetime Member of the Elks Lodge, Sheridan/Johnson County REA Board for 18 years serving as Vice President and President,Director of Tri-state G&T for five years, Treasurer of the Wyarno Fire District for 15 years. He was a member of the Big Horn Lions Club and served on the Perkins Foundation Board, and theLaRue Young Foundation Board.He owned and operated Bard Construction for 10 years and worked at First Interstate Bank as Vice-President of the Agricultural Department all the while operating the Bard Ranch with hisfamily.Paddy always had a love for rodeo winning his first buckle in 1954 and his last in 1982 at the Sheridan County Rodeo where he won the Century Roping with his dad Allen. He was an avidsportsman, having hunted and fished across Canada, the United States, Mexico and Argentina.Paddy was also known as a master woodworker; making beautiful pieces of furniture, boot jacks, pistol grips and about any project his friends and family could come up with.In 2011, the Bard Ranch was sold and he and Sandy moved to their home on Highway 87 where he resided at the time of his death. Paddy left this world doing the things he enjoyed sharing hismany skills, wit and wisdom with neighbors and friends.Paddy is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Sandy, his son Irv, daughter-in-law Cathy and granddaughter Ellie of Sheridan, and his son Gene, daughter-in-law Becky and grandchildrenBrody of Boise, Idaho and Bailey of Big Horn, Wyoming.A Celebration of Life will be held at the Big Horn Equestrian Center on July 10, at 4:00 p.m.Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.