CS Masthead

Lester Alvin “Jim” Youpee Sr.


Lester Alvin “Jim” Youpee Sr., died Jan. 11, 2015.  
He was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Poplar to Frank Youpee and Helen Lester Brush Horn. He was raised by his mother, Helen, and stepfather, Joe Brush Horn.
He went to Indian school in Poplar and boarding school in South Dakota. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1940 and was honorably discharged in 1943.
He married Jeannette Cloud Youpee Oct. 2, 1950, in Wolf Point. To this union, 12 children were born, Dolly, Linda, Sharon, Lester Jr., Joe, Gary, Bobby Sr., Tommy, Kate, Millie, Russell and Jamie. They also raised and adopted two grandsons, Sheldon Ray Youpee and Shilo Wade Four Bear, and a granddaughter, Jeannette Lorraine Youpee and adopted children Toni and Dewey Johnson, Joseph Red Star and Ida Good Bird.
He sat on the Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board during the years between 1955 to 1957, 1957 to 1959 and 1969 to 1971 and was also on the Brockton School board. He owned and operated Jim’s Standard gas station in Brockton from 1961 to 1974.
He had various hobbies that included Bingo, watching rodeos, watching the men’s pool league, playing cards especially Solitaire, chewing tobacco and sitting on his ramp hanging with Diondre “Tuffy” and Dante “Tiny Man.”
He is survived by his brother, Lloyd Youpee of Poplar; sons, Robert Youpee Sr. of Brockton, Russell, Sheldon and Illenda Youpee of  Poplar and Shilo Four Bear of Brockton.; daughters, Dolly Boyd, Sharon Red Thunder, Kate Youpee, Millie and Marion Runs Through Sr., all of Poplar, Jaime Kay of Brockton, Toni and Dewey Johnson of Medicine Lake; adopted children, Joseph Red Star of South Dakota, Ronald “Stinker” Crow, Ida and Arnie Good Bird, all of Poplar, and Aurelia Bets His Medicine of Fort Kipp;  numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bill, Louie and Leroy; sisters, Edith, Elizabeth and Helen; daughter, Linda; his sons, Lester Jr., Joe, Gary and Tommy; adopted sons, Shep Ferguson, Ernie Yozachippi and Richard Blue Earth; grandsons, Joseph Boyd, Kenny and John Jr., Rocky Clark and Baby Boy Yellow Horse; and granddaughters, Denise Kay Red Thunder and Danny Joe Youpee.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Brockton Cultural Center in Brockton. Cremation followed. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.

Lori Faith Big Talk Lone Bear


Lori Faith Big Talk Lone Bear, “Her Star Woman,” 45, died Dec. 27, 2014, in Brockton.
She was born Jan. 22, 1969, in Poplar to Vera and Matthew Big Talk Sr.  
She was raised in Brockton by her grandparents, Faye Bird and William Conklin for a short time.  The family moved to Bismarck, N.D., for a short time where she participated in Tai Kwon Do and Jin-Jitsu.
When she returned to Brockton, she brought martial arts back with her. Along with Monty Yellow Bird, they held classes at the cultural center. When she was in school in Brockton, she was on the drill team.  She was also a women’s traditional dancer from her teen years to her 20s.
She was employed as a CNA and also a flagger.  
She enjoyed all the time she could get with her grandchildren. She was very caring when it came to children.
She had enjoyed all the time she spent with her numerous friends and relatives that came to spend time with her. She was always spending time with her aunt Ducky Bird.
You could also find her doing another of her favorite things by cruising and arguing with friends.  
On New Year’s Eve 1996, she married Max Lone Bear. He precedes her in death with their son who died in April 1997. She is also preceded in death by her brother, Matthew James Big Talk, Jr.; sister, Lisa Big Talk.
She is survived by her children, William Thomas Big Talk, Robert Ben Azure Jr., Michael Wade Thomas and Mistty Jade Thomas; and five grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Jan. 3, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar.  Rite of committal followed at Riverside Catholic Cemetery in Brockton. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point assisted the family with arrangements.

John Walter Timm

1.8.15.OBIT-John Timm Picture

John Walter Timm, 66, of Culbertson died Dec. 29, 2014.
He was born Feb. 10, 1948, in Billings to Roy and Lucille (Frost) Timm. The oldest of three children, he spent most of his childhood between North Dakota and various parts of Montana before finally settling with the family in Culbertson in the early ‘60s.  
He graduated from Culbertson High School in 1966. After high school, he enlisted in the Air Force.  He went on one tour in Viet Nam, then was honorably discharged from the military. When he returned home, he started working alongside his father, Roy, in the trucking industry. Not long after, John, Roy and Lucille created J&R Transportation. He dedicated his career to the success of the family business.
In 1970, he married Susan Herness and soon had two children, Stefanie and Jeremy. It wasn’t until a few years later that he ultimately met and married Linda (Hodges) Timm. It was evident that they were made for one another, between their affinity for goofy t-shirts, crazy jokes and silly movies  
When speaking of his family, his passion and pride was evident to all.  He had more friends than most could ever comprehend. He truly never met a stranger.
He was nearly a permanent fixture at the Roose-velt Memorial Nursing Home, visiting both Linda and Lucille multiple times a day. Some people may have viewed what he did as an obligation, but he absolutely loved being there for his family.
He is survived by his wife, Linda of Culbertson; his mother, Lucille; his children, Stefanie Timm of  Culbertson and Jeremy Timm of Billings; four granddaughters; and sisters Ginny Bjorge and Sandy  Lamb.
Cremation will take place. His memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Culbertson. Pastor Gretchen Wagner will officiate. Military honors will be accorded after the memorial service. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to services on Friday, Jan. 9.

Mary Lou Green


Mary Lou Green, 84, of Wolf Point, died at her home in Wolf Point, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.
She was born Feb. 5, 1930, in Wolf Point to her parents Louis Vincent Green and Alfrieda “Fritz” Hagen Green. Mary Lou was the second child in a family of 10 children.  
Mary Lou graduated from Wolf Point Schools in 1949. She worked for Roosevelt County at the library and the treasurer’s office. She worked at Ben Franklin for Jim Neutgens and also at AVCO at the Glasgow Air Force Base.    Mary Lou was self-employed as an accomplished seamstress. She installed many zippers and enjoyed quilting.  
Mary Lou was a lifetime member of the Immaculate Conception parish.  She belonged to St. Catherine’s group of the Altar Society later known as the PCCW (Parish Council of Catholic Women).  
Mary Lou had a special relationship and a friendship with Stacie Green, Mollie Headdress, Theo-dore Headdress, Emily and Vincent Nefzger, Troy Green of Culbertson and R.J. Green of Missoula.  
She is survived by her brothers, Tom and Michael (Kathy), both of Wolf Point, her sisters, Harriet (Julius) Friesen of Wolf Point, Joann (Louie) Jablonski of Wibaux and Rita (Larry) Lampton of Libby; her two foster brothers, John Courchene of Idaho and Matthew Courchene of Hawaii; and a special friend, Patsy Jansen.  
Mary Lou was preceded in death by her sister, Grace Ann; and her brothers, Georgie, John and Richard.  
A vigil was held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wolf Point.  Mass of Christian Burial was held, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wolf Point. Rite of Committal will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point.  Condolences for the family may be left at www.claytonstevensonchapel.com.  Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was in charge of arrangements.    
(Paid Obituary)

Daniel Ray McKay

1.1.15.obit-Obit McKay Daniel

Daniel Ray McKay, 25, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Billings.
He was born in Denver, Colo., Nov. 12, 1989, to Phoebe McKay. He loved his Denver broncos, watching movies, listening to his CDs or his MP3 player and songs off his phone. He liked to sing and clap his hands and dance. He really loved spending time with “his boys” as he would call his favorite nephews, Kyle and Tristan, along with his other nieces and nephews.  
He liked helping around the house when he was up to it. He loved to pray for people that he came into contact with and would share his story about what the Lord did for him. He was never ashamed of his belief in Jesus Christ. He also liked to dress up and wear his leather coats of which he had his own collection. He took much pride in being an uncle and a grandpa.
His greatest accomplishment was when he graduated from Brockton High School in 2008.
He was preceded in death by brother, Gerald Young.
He is survived by his mother, Phoebe; step-father, Denny; father, Keith Olson Sr.; brothers, Lawrence D. Hamilton Jr.and Patrick H. McKay III; sisters, Theresa Brown and Autumn Arthur.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 22, at the Activity Center in Poplar. Interment was at the Riverside Catholic Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.