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David Rae Malcolm

February 26, 1945 — April 28, 2023

Clayton, New Mexico

David Rae Malcolm, 78 died Friday, April 28, 2023, in Clayton, New Mexico.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Clayton, NM, with a graveside service on May 8, 2023, at 1:30 at the Shorthill Cemetary, Livingston, MT.

David Rae Malcolm was born February 26, 1945, in Livingston, Montana to Orlin “Bricks” and Dorothy (Anderson) Malcolm. He grew up in Park County and attended Gardiner School in First grade when his parents lived on the OTO Ranch. Second through eighth grade he attended the Deep Creek School in Park County.  David gave the welcome address of the Park County Rural Schools Eighth grade graduation in May 1959.
David attended Park High School where he was active in FFA.  On May 14, 1960, David and his father were rounding up cattle on their ranch south of Livingston.  A Yearling steer turned under the horse he was riding, and David suffered head injuries.  He was in a coma for several months.  David’s first words when he came out of the coma and started speaking were to give him a Bible.  David went to rehabilitation centers in Virginia, Idaho and on the ranch.  David did learn to walk again and attended Livingston’s Counterpoint Training Center for developmentally and physically disabled adults.
David moved to Clayton, NM in October of 2010 to become a resident of the Clayton Nursing and Rehab Center.  While at the nursing home he made many friends, played Bingo, fished at the Clayton Lake, attended the 4th of July parade and enjoyed singing on Friday afternoons.   David loved hunting, fishing, baseball and his animals; Toby his red heeler, his black cat, his suffock lambs and horses.
David was a member of the Paradise Valley Community Church in Paradise Valley, MT. David was preceded in death by his parents Bricks and Dorothy Malcolm.


1 Brother: Donald Malcolm and his wife Laura of Rancho Santa Fe, California.

1 Sister: Kathryn Malcolm-Callis of Clayton, New Mexico.

1 Neice: Kaitlyn Martinez and husband Simon Martinez of Borger, Texas.

3 Great-nephews: Lorenzo, Lucas, and Marcus Martinez of Borger, Texas.

2 Great-nieces: Shaelyn and Isabella Martinez of Borger, Texas.

1 Aunt: Gloria Busse of Circle, Montana

Numerous cousins

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Monday, May 8, 2023

Starts at 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Shorthill Cemetery

, Livingston, MT 59047

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