Ralph Wayne Hood, 74, of Livingston, Montana, passed away on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at the Livingston HealthCare Hospital. A graveside blessing will be held on Friday, December 7th, 10:00 A.M. at Mountain View Cemetery.Ralph was born on December 23, 1943 in Louisville, Kentucky to parents, Ralph Clark and Ruby Hood. He was raised in the Valley Station area by his aunt and uncle, Bobby and Earl Bauman. Ralph graduated from high school with the class of 1961 and went on to attend Morton Drafting School in Louisville.In 1980 Ralph was united in marriage to Elaine Soja, to this union they were blessed with a son, Nathan.Ralph worked for Cincinnati Millacron in Lebanon, OH for 26 years. He retired in 1993.In 2016 they relocated to Livingston, Montana to be near Nathan and their grandchildren.Ralph is survived by his wife of 38 years, Elaine; son, Nathan Hood and his children, Blayze and Ember; siblings, Susan, Vicky and Wanda.He was predeceased by his birth parents and aunt and uncle, Bobby and Earl Bauman who raised him. Franzen-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.