|Larry Faught|| ||Square Dance Caller|| |
- Lawrence David "Larry" Faught was born Aug. 4, 1928, in Thornton, Wyo., to Jess and LuElla Faught. He was the sixth of seven children. Larry grew up in Lodge Grass, MT and moved to Billings, MT when he was 18. He married his high-school sweetheart, Louise Arbogast in 1947, and they had two children. After Louise's early passing, Larry raised his children as a single father. He married Bonnie Groshong in 1968, and they were married for thirteen years.
Larry was a businessman and spent the last 25 years of his professional career as business manager and accountant for a large medical practice before retiring in 1995.
In 1959, he developed an interest in square dancing. This led him to learn to be a caller. He started three square dance clubs and his dances were always popular. His reputation soon expanded beyond Billings and he was in demand across the county from New York to California. He called often for crowds of two to three hundred people. Larry called square dances for 53 years.
Larry had many diverse hobbies including woodworking, photography, ceramics, recording and performing music.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers James, Jess and Lyle Faught and his sister Grace Neal.
Survivors include his daughter Kyle (Gene) Colling, son Lon, his grand-children Ryan (Randa) Colling, Drew Colling, Taylor (Aaron) Pohle and Alex (Nathan) Wright, great-grandchildren Gabriel, Alayna and Jameson Colling, Brooklyn Pohle, and his siblings Martha Duckwitz and LuElla (Gene) Kiser and extended family.