Alvie E Ostrom was born on July 26, 1943, in Harlowton, MT to Albert and Lola (Collins) Ostrom. Alvie lived in Two Dot until he was 7 years old then moved to Harlowton where he attended school and later received his GED. In 1964 he moved to Livingston. Alvie worked a few years at Safeway Stores before working for BNFS Railway where he worked as a sheet metal worker. He retired from BNSF in 1984. Alvie had a great love of music, whether it was listening or playing the steel guitar. Throughout his life he played with several different bands and traveled all through the southwest area sharing his love of music. Alvie played with Tommy Strange, Charley Pride, and had the pleasure of playing at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. His passion was playing the steel guitar, but he could play many other instruments also. Another great hobby of Alvie’s was woodworking. From making kitchen cabinets to wall hangings, he could do it all.
In 1962, he met the lucky lady who would become his wife. Alvie and Neva married on June 14, 1964. They have two children, Shari (Ostrom) McCroskey and Jason Ostrom. As a family, they would travel to fiddler’s picnics, go camping, and to sporting events for the kids. The Ostrom family opened their home to many friends throughout the years, always sharing their love.
Alvie is survived by his wife, Neva Ostrom, a daughter, Shari (Rob) McCroskey, a son, Jason (Kristie) Ostrom, 5 grandchildren, Robert and Elizabeth McCroskey, Jayden and Jessalynn Ostrom, Kristopher Paranteau and numerous other family members. Alvie was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Lola Ostrom and his brother, Allen Ostrom.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, August 21, 2023, at Franzen-Davis Funeral Home, 118 N. 3rd St, Livingston, Montana. There will be a graveside service at Mountain View Cemetery and a luncheon following at the American Legion.