Buck D. Kidder, 64, of Troy, MT died Tuesday July 24 at Kalispell Regional Medical Center from natural causes. Buck was born October 21, 1953 in Bonners Ferry, ID to Lloyd & Ella (Wigner) Kidder. At the age of 17 Buck enlisted in the United States Air Force, one month before he was drafted so that he could choose his branch of service. Shortly after his enlistment he earned his GED and was given an honorary diploma from Troy High School. Buck served 20 years in the US Air Force as a 7 Level Jet Engine Mechanic. Following his retirement from the Air Force, he worked for Chapel Cedar and trail maintenance for the USFS. Buck co-owned Kidding Auto and later would work for World Wide Machine Pipeline division, where he was trained as a padder operator.
Buck married Tamera on October 8, 1999 in Bonners Ferry, ID and they made their home in Troy. Buck was a member of the Troy Cruzers and the Troy VFW where he served as the Commander of VFW Post #5514 for many years. He was always available to help out others and will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Kidder and his sister, Donna Trainor.
Survivors include his wife, Tamera of Troy; his children, Brandy Bunn, Becky Kidder-Giles, James Bekier, Bobbie Scott, Buck Alan Kidder, Paula Kidder and Cody DeWitt; grandchildren Micheal Beck, Brandon Kidder, Kaytlynn Carr, Madison Bunn, Alex Giles, Annaka Kidder, Buck Kidder, Duane Scott, Kayliegh DeWitt and Daniel DeWitt; sister, Debbie Williams and brother, Wade Kidder.
Graveside services and Military Honors for Buck will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at the Milnor Lake Cemetery, Troy, MT. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby, MT. Online memories and condolences may be shared by visiting www.schnackenbergfh.com.