author whose books set in his native Montana made him one of the most
respected writers of the American West who wrote 16 books, including
the so-called McCaskill trilogy about a fictional Montana family covering the first 100 years of state history, and whose 1979 memoir This House of Sky was a finalist for the National Book Award.
Cause of Death: Multiple myeloma
Born: June 27, 1939
Died: April 9, 2015
Location: Seattle, Washington