Gary A. Pfaff

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Gary A. Pfaff

Gary A. Pfaff

Gary A. Pfaff, 78, of Billings, Montana, suffered a massive stroke

while golfing with friends

and went to be with our Lord on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Born in 1940, he grew up in Oakes, North Dakota until his parents relocated to Billings, where he graduated from Billings Senior High School in 1958. In 1963 he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa and also met his beautiful bride- to- be, Marlene. Gary and Marlene were married in 1965 and relocated to Laurel, Mont., where they opened the Pfaff Chiropractic Clinic, a staple of the health of the town, county, state and surrounding area for 46 years.

During that time he contributed to the success of the community as a member of Laurel Jaycees, JCI Senator; Laurel Golf Club; Laurel Chamber of Commerce; Corinthian Lodge #72, AF&AM; Laurel United Methodist Church; and Zidonian Chapter #50, Order of the Eastern Star.

Dr. Pfaff also played a significant role in the

advancement of Chiropractic regionally as well as nationally. For Dr. Pfaff, Chiropractic was never his “job,” it was his calling. His Christian faith set the foundation for his service and commitment to helping others. His many professional accomplishments included Fellowship by the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society (Wisconsin); Yellowstone and Montana Chiropractic Associations Board Member; 2011 Montana Chiropractor of the Year; Montana Chiropractic Hall of Fame Inductee 2018; Chiropractic Knights of the Roundtable; Field Faculty Member for Northwestern University of Health Sciences (Minnesota), Palmer College of Chiropractic (Iowa) and Life Chiropractic (Atlanta),

His love of God, devotion to his family, genuine care for people, positive attitude towards life, sense of humor, and temperamental golf game were his passions.

He is predeceased by parents Harold and Evelyn Pfaff. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Marlene of Billings; adoring daughters Tracy (Lance) Mouser of Billings and Theresa Pfaff of Bozeman; granddaughters Amberlea and Maia Mouser of Billings; brother Jon Pfaff of Vancouver, Wash. Internment has taken place in the Laurel City Cemetery.

A celebration of Gary’s life will be held on Saturday, February 23, at 1:30 p.m., at Laurel United

Methodist Church in Laurel. In lieu of flowers and

gifts, memorials may be sent to the Laurel United Methodist Church for the Church Choir or the United Methodist Men’s High School Scholarship Fund, or to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences for the family may be shared at smithfuneralchapels.com .

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