George Cawlfield, 86, of Helena passed away on July 9, 2022. George was born December
11, 1935 in Dalhart, Texas to Dave and Pearl Cawlfield. George and his family, which included
younger sister Margaret, moved to Billings, Montana when he was in the third grade. Two years
later they moved to Bozeman where George attended grade school and high school at Gallatin
High School where he graduated in 1953. He then attended Montana State College where he
graduated with a Master’s Degree in Soil Physics.
George married Janet Morgan of Billings on June 14 of 1958. Two weeks later, George and
Janet moved to Texas where George graduated from flight training school at James Connolly
AFB in Waco, Texas. George flew as a navigator for the Air National Guard. He flew for seven
years and retired as a Captain. Next George and Janet moved to Omaha, Nebraska where
George was a computer programmer in what would later be known as the Information
Technology (IT) industry. After seven years in Omaha, they returned to Montana where George
worked for 25 years in IT for the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) in
George and Janet were the proud parents of Larry (Janna), Karen (Glen Raisland) and Lori (Brad Hampton). Grandchildren include Madison Cawlfield of St. Louis, Missouri, Kyla (Zac Campbell) of Helena and great-grandchildren Logan, Dusty, Jack and Shane Campbell.
George was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Margaret and his grandson Tyrel Raisland.
George loved to hunt and fish and spent many hours afield with family and friends. Later in life,
George and Janet moved to a ranch in the North Helena Valley and spent their golden years
raising registered Red Angus cattle and farming.
Please join the family for a Memorial Gathering held at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home, 3750 North Montana Ave., on Monday, July 18 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.