In memory of

Louis Natal Guaglio, age 56, of East Helena

January 29, 1957 – January 9, 2014

Guaglio, Louis N., age 56, passed away at home on Thursday, January 9, 2014. Louie was born in Barstow California at Camp Irwin on Jan. 29 1957. He grew up and attended schools in Helena, MT and lived in Great Falls, MT for over 25 years before recently returning to Helena. Louie has enjoyed many work experiences during his life which included a position as an equipment operator and mechanic while serving in the US Army. When he returned to civilian life he worked as a pressman, painter, construction worker, and a semi-truck driver. Most recently he was training as an all around patient assistant at the Fort Harrison VA Hospital in Helena MT. which he liked very much.

Louie was a family man. He enjoyed spending time with the ones he loved, especially his wife Liz, and kids Mike, Nick, and Lacy. He enjoyed camping with his friends and family, fishing, and boating at the lake. If it had a motor and wheels Louie liked it. Cars and motorcycles -he always had a “project” that always seemed to stay a “project”. If anyone could tell a fish story it was Louie, and, that perch that he caught always ended up being a 20-inch brown trout. HIs stories, albeit often tall tales, were sure to make you laugh and if you were willing to lend an ear he could talk for hours. If not telling stories, Louie was talking about his kids, for whom he loved dearly and was extremely proud of. 

Louie is preceded in death by his father Natal, mother Eiko, and aunt Sue.

Louie is survived by his wife Liz Guaglio of 25 years and sons Mike Williams, 33, of Bozeman MT, Nick Guaglio, 22, of Bozeman, MT, daughter Lacy Guaglio, 19, of Bozeman MT , and sister Frances Guaglio of East Helena, MT – also daughters Angie and Amy.

A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at the Montana State Veterans Cemetery with a reception immediately to follow at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home, 3750 N. Montana Ave., Helena. The family thanks you all for your love and support throughout the years. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Louis’s name may be sent to the Lewis and Clark Humane Society, 2112 E. Custer Ave, Helena, Montana 59601 or donations can be sent to Guaglio family at 3826 Chokecherry St., East Helena, Montana 59635.  Please visit below to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Louis.


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  1. C Flammond says

    I Am Sorry To Hear About Your Loss Lou Was A Good Friend And A Good Man He Did Like His StorieS Lots Of Hugs To You Liz And Lacy Please Keep Your Heads Held High And Smile For HiM He Always Enjoyed YouR Guys Smiles

  2. Liz and family. I am saddened to hear of Louie’s passing. We were friends in high school, then lost touch for many years until he and Lacy showed up at my doorstep in Great Falls one Halloween night. It was good to see that same big smile he always had. We talked a few times after that and every time he would say how lucky he was to have such a wonderful wife and children. It warmed my heart to know that he had found peace and joy with you. I am sorry for your loss. Curt

  3. mom and I cannot make the services,but want you to know our thoughts are with you.
    sorry for your loss….

  4. Becky & Ron Messman says

    Dear Liz, Mike and family.
    We are so sorry to hear about Louis. Please know that our prayers are with each of you. God’s Blessing and peace to all of you. Love – Becky & Ron Messman.

  5. Johnny L. Aho says

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Guaglio family. Louis was my brother and my friend and I will miss him dearly. I love you my Brother! So very sorry for the your loss.
    Johnny and Tiny and Team Proven Grounds

  6. Patty & Ed Taylor says

    Liz & Family ~
    We were so sorry to hear about Louie. Even though we didn’t know him all that well, he was always so friendly when we would talk together. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.
    Ed & Patty Taylor (Lindsay’s mom and dad)

  7. Terry Senecal says

    Our prayers are with you all right now – Frankie – I tried to get to the funeral but could not get away from work – We hadn’t seen Louie since dad died in “03 and then Ed and I ran into him at the Elliston bar a few years ago – So sorry for your loss Liz and Family – The Prout family has a lot of memories of Louie and his “antics” when he was a teenager – He was a Great guy – plumb full of it – but a Great guy….He will be missed.

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