Dennis Dwight Kimzey, 77, of Hamilton, Montana, died Sept. 16, 2021, at home with his faithful wife of 53 years by his side after a long and inspirational battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born to the late Dwight “Doc” and Orla Kimzey on Sept. 29, 1943 in Spokane, Washington, and grew up in Columbia Falls, Montana. He was a proud graduate of the Columbia Falls High School Class of 1962. Dennis, the third of four children, was an accomplished trumpet player in high school and college as well as an all-state football and track athlete. He played in the 1962 Montana Shriners all-star football game as a 300 pound lineman. Shortly afterward, he was a much leaner sprinter and javelin thrower at Lewis Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, where he holds the (now-retired) school record for the javelin throw.