Philip Rae Malcolm (84) went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 27, 2022. Phil was born on August 14, 1938, to Alexander (Sandy) and Elizabeth (Bessie) Brockman Malcolm. He grew up on the family ranch with his older brother, Bruce, where they raised cattle, hay and hogs. Phil enjoyed fishing trips with his dad and his brother and family friends. He also loved retelling his fishing stories with the number and size of the fish growing each time.
Phil attended Upper Mill Creek School where his mom was a teacher. He graduated high school in Livingston in 1956. Phil completed his education at Montana State College with a bachelor’s degree in Range Management. While in college Phil enlisted in the National Guard serving for 7 years and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant.
After college he worked various bridge construction jobs around the state of Montana. Phil returned to the family ranch working alongside his parents and his brother. Phil met his future wife Sharon J. Smith on Valentine’s Day 1970. They were married at St. John’s Episcopal Church on June 13, 1970. They had 3 children Alex, Will and Heather. They raised their kids on the family ranch on Mill Creek until moving to their ranch on Cokedale in 1991.
Phil served on the Arrowhead School board for over 12 years. He also served on the Park County Fair Board for numerous years and was a faithful member of Living Hope Church. Phil enjoyed vacations with his wife and family, fishing in Yellowstone and riding his favorite horses Casey, Snoose and Spex. Phil had a great sense of humor and could find joy or a joke in any situation. We will miss his one-liners!
He is preceded in death by his parents, Sandy and Bessie, brother Bruce, and his wife of 46 years, Sharon.
Phil is survived by his children: Alex and his children Colton and Taylor; Will, his wife, Sabrina and their children Audrey, Asha, and Reid; and daughter Heather. He is also survived by sister-in-law Connie Malcolm, brothers-in-law Mike (Margee) Smith, Tom (Phyllis) Smith and mother-in-law Ruth Smith, and numerous nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.
There will be a celebration of life at Mountain Bible Church, 18 Pine Meadow Road, Livingston at 3 pm on November 1, 2022.
Arrangements are under the care of Franzen Davis Funeral Home.