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Audrey Fjeld

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Audrey Fjeld, 94, passed away Oct. 20, 2014, in Gilbert, Ariz.
She was born Nov. 4, 1919, to A.D. and Annie Picard in Bainville, Mont.  Audrey graduated from Bainville High School and completed a graduate nursing degree in Williston, N.D.
She married Benny Fjeld in 1942 in San Francisco, Calif., and resided in Bainville until his death in 2000. During their years together, they enjoyed entertaining family and friends and hosted many dinner parties including lutefisk and lefse.
Following retirement, Audrey and Benny traveled and visited many states.
Audrey was an active member of the Ladies Altar Society of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and sat on the election board for many years. She was an award-winning AVON representative and an avid gardener, spending many happy hours in her flower beds.
She had a wonderful sense of humor and is well remembered for the time she colored the white cat green for St. Patrick’s Day.  Her children frequently won contests for the best Halloween costume as Audrey made them each year.
Audrey is survived by three children, Richard Fjeld (Pam) of Gilbert, Ariz., Dale Fjeld (Vickie) of Gilbert, Ariz., and Sharon Miller (Chuck) of Pueblo West, Colo. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Rosary was held at Melcher Mortuary Mission Chapel in Mesa, Ariz., Oct. 27, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mesa, Ariz., Oct. 28, 2014, at 11 a.m.  Services will be held in Bainville, Mont., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at a date yet to be announced.  Please visit www.melchermission.com for update on service in Montana and to share memories or leave condolences.
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Francis “Frank” Tlustosch

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Francis “Frank” William Tlustosch passed away on Oct. 19, 2014, with family by his side. Frank was born in Williston, N.D., to William “Bill” and Mary Tlustosch. He was raised in Culbertson and graduated from Culbertson High School. Frank served six years in the Montana National Guard. In 1986, Frank moved to Billings to attend the Computer Training Center and graduated in 1987.
Frank is survived by his daughters Val Tlustosch of Great Falls and Kim Bridges (Jon) of Seminole, Fla., and their mother Donna Tlustosch and Brittany Tlustosch (Jared Trammel) of Mount Vernon, Wash., and her mother Elizabeth Sessions; grandchildren Vaughn Tlustosch, Stephanee and Mikayla Bridges; and one great-grandson Shye Tlustosch. He is also survived by his three sisters, Lillian Mae Webster (Wayne) of Great Falls, Florence Dorothy Krueger (Bill) of Cul-
bertson, and Evelyn Wagner (Laverne) of Wolf Point; and many cousins, nephews and nieces.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Mary; and his sister, Jeanne Lucy Johnson (Nonie).
Cremation has taken place and there will be a graveside memorial at a later date.
Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Condolences can be sent through www.cfgbillings.com through “Our Families.”  
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Joseph Jones

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Joseph Harold Jones, 81, of Wolf Point, died at  Billings Clinic Oct. 4, 2014.
He was born Oct. 12, 1932, in the Poplar Community Hospital. He was raised in the Brockton/Riverside community by his parents, William and Phoebe Fast Horse-Jones. He was the youngest of 13 siblings and is the last survivor of the Jones family.
He married Alaida Suzanne B. Hopkins in December 1963. From this union, Henry, Dana, Phoebe and Corrine were born. They made their home in Oswego, where he resided until his death.
He was an avid hunter and exceptional marksman. He was an ace mechanic and an ingenious engineer.
In his younger years, he was an excellent basketball player, mastering the “low-post” against well-trained competition at the Glasgow Airbase and surrounding areas. He was physically strong and filled with raw talent and a very strong will. Many knee injuries put an abrupt end to his playing career, though basketball was always in his heart.
Although the Jones family has a strong Catholic background, they’ve learned how to inner-mesh their Native traditional ways. He had knowledge of traditional medicines and spoke fluent Sioux. He also took pride in his ¼ Assiniboine blood and his ¼ German blood.
He made his living working with heavy equipment on the BIA Roads Department. He loved attending pow-wows and political rallies; listening to pow-wow and country western music; watching boxing, baseball, basketball and football; and his grandson Joey’s events. He loved the moments spent on his lawnmower and his drives to see his relatives in the Brockton/Riverside area.   
He is survived by his sons, Hank Buckles and Dana Sam Buckles; daughters, Phoebe Blount and Corinne Jones; special grandson, Joey; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Frank, Earl, Steven, Ralph and Samson; and his sisters, Virginia War Club, Lucy Spotted Bird, Gladys
Lewis, Jessie Walking Eagle, Bessie Melbourne, Alves Bird and Agnes White Hawk.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wolf Point. Interment will follow at the Oswego Presbyterian Cemetery.

Donna Ann Yellow Hammer

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Donna Ann Yellow Hammer, 52, died  Sept. 28, 2014.
She was born in Poplar  May 9, 1962, to Ray and Susan Cheek. She grew up in Brockton and graduated from Brockton High School in 1981. She was active in basketball and cheerleading.
She was very friendly and outgoing and helped anyone that came to her for help. She loved her grandchildren and helped raise the first one, Charlie Johnnie Willa Yellow Hammer.  At the time of her death, she was working for foster home licensing.  
She loved to tease and made people laugh. She loved to gamble, always going places where there were machines.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Eriol Yellow Hammer. From this union, they had three children, Misty Yellow Hammer, Traci Yellow Hammer and Myron Yellow Hammer; and four grandchildren. She is also survived by her parents; two sisters, Charlene Cheek and Linda Melbourne; and a brother, Clifton Cheek.  
Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, Oct. 3, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Brockton.

Gregory Wallander

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Funeral services for Gregory S. Wallander were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29. Pastor Alvina Olstead officiated at the service at the Froid Lutheran Church, with interment in the Froid South Cemetery. Casketbearers were Robert Christianson, Bruce Crain, Bill McNeil, Denny Lura, Penny Picard, Jeff Wallander, Lee Vanatta and Buddy Nelson; all of Greg's other friends, classmates, and cousins are regarded as honorary bearers. Bruno Ostwald and Mike Dorsey will be ushers.
Greg, 65, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Roosevelt Medical Center in Culbertson.
The son of Donald and Lillian Wallander, Greg was born April 22, 1949, in Great Falls, Mont. When he was four, the family moved to Williston, N.D., where he grew up and attended schools. The family moved to Froid, Mont., while Greg was in high school; he graduated from Froid in 1967 and earned a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.
Baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church, Greg was a member of Froid Lutheran. After finishing his education, Greg returned to Froid; he spent his working career in the bank there and retired a couple of years ago.
A history buff, Greg read everything he could lay his hands on, especially  about Montana and Western history. An avid musician, albums, especially of the greats in folk music.
Preceded in death by an infant brother, Timothy David, and by his father, Don Wallander, in 2000, Greg is survived by his mother, Lillian Wallander of Froid; by his uncle Greg Wallander and his wife Shirley of Billings; and by numerous cousins.
Fulkerson Funeral Home of Plentywood has charge of arrangements: Read and print the obituary, post remembrances, and send cards and flowers online at www.fulkersonsplentywood.com.
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