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Tyrone Paul Gourneau


Tyrone Paul Gourneau, 27, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2015.
He was born Nov. 21, 1987, to Greg Gourneau Sr. and Vera Longee.  
First and foremost, he was a mama’s baby boy. He was a kind-hearted man, making many friends along his way. He graduated from Poplar High School in 2006, where he played football and participated in math events bringing home first-place awards.
He attended Fort Peck Community College and the University of Montana where he was in pursuit of degree in applied mathematics and education.  He also became the general manager at Overland where he made life friends with the owners and coworkers. He began working at the Poplar Public school in the cafeteria.  He enjoyed spending time with his nephew and they spent time building Legos, playing video games, and working on other little projects.
He was a firefighter on the Poplar Volunteer Fire Department for nine years along with his two brothers and mother. Serving on the department was his and his family’s hobby. He was a highly intelligent man, who was a mathematician and creative writing genius just like his father. He ranked in the top 3 percent of the nation in the subjects of math, science and English.  
He loved to talk on the phone with his father because it was fun to say things and work him up then when he hung up he would say “I should have said ...”
He also loved hanging out at his home away from home with Uncle Vance and family. They loved hunting, fishing and camping. He enjoyed the long hours of playing Zilch with Grandpa Dee and was very adventurous. He especially enjoyed hanging out with his brother Zach.
Everyone associated him with his easygoing nature and crazy stories. He would always greet people with a smile and a funny remark. He was always willing to lend a hand.
He is survived by his mother, Vera Longee; father, Greg Gourneau Sr.; brothers, Greg Gourneau Jr., Zachary Gourneau, William Joseph Norgaard and Blake Nelligan; special cousin, Jorga Lin Christiansen who was like a little sister; and grandparents, Mary Ellen Gourneau and Patricia (Dave) Menz.
Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 21, at the Poplar Cultural Center. Interment was at Riverview Cemetery in Brockton. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was in charge of arrangements.

Zayden Youngman Good Bird

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Zayden Youngman Good Bird left us to be with the Lord on Aug.12, 2015 at Colorado Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colo.
Zayden was born on July 17, 2013 to Annette Youngman and Chauncey Good Bird III in Wolf Point, Mont. In Zayden’s short life he was truly a blessing.  He enjoyed playing with his sister Zamaria, loved being outside and had a special passion for collecting rocks. Zayden loved spending time with his cousins and siblings. His favorite show was Spongebob. Zayden will be truly missed and never forgotten.
Zayden is survived by his parents Annette Youngman and Chauncey Good Bird; brothers John, Jarvis Marques Good Bird, Nicholas Russel; sisters Avery, Morgan and Sarah Russel and Zamaria Good Bird; aunts Chrystal Welch, Ft. Totten, N.D., Heather Young, Wolf Point, Lemeia Youngman, Poplar, Chelsea (Patrick) Beauchamp, Wolf Point, Carolyn Good Bird, Maria Lone Bear all of Mandaree, N.D.; uncles John (Ralynn) Smoker, Poplar,  Griffin (Adriann) Ricker Poplar, Christopher Good Bird, Derris Good Bird, Steven Good Bird all of Mandaree, N.D. and Nathan Chase Jr. Poplar; grandparents Tana Youngman Poplar, Chauncey (Loretta)  Good Bird Jr. Mandaree, N.D., Scott Moran Poplar, great-great-grandfather Kenneth Smoker Sr. Poplar; great-grandparents Doris and Gene Gone of Ft. Belknap, and all of his cousins which are too numerous to mention.
Zayden is preceded in death by his grandmother Karen Rose Smoker, great-grandmother Theresa Smoker both of Poplar; grandpa John Rocky Smoker of Poplar; grandma Arlene Riley Stiff Arm, Michelle Youngman, grandpa Ira Belion and great-grandparents William Bill Youngman, Stella Youngman, Arlene Youngman and Louis Jean Youngman.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday August 26, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Poplar, MT.  Interment will follow at the Poplar City Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left at www.claytonstevensonchapel.com. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
Zayden was a great son, brother, cousin and grandson. He will be truly missed.

Michael Lamey

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Michael “Mike” A. Lamey, 47, of Shelby, died  Aug. 11, 2015.
He was born Nov. 7, 1967, to Joan and Clint Lamey in Havre. He attended schools in Havre until 1982 when his family relocated to Shelby, where he graduated from high school in 1986. He was active in football, wrestling, track and his favorite activity, choir. He won many awards for his musical talents and, in 1985, toured Europe with the Montana Youth Choir.
In 1986, following his high school graduation, he began his career in law enforcement, beginning as a dispatcher. In 1988, he became a deputy sheriff for Roosevelt County, where he worked until 1991, and then joined the Toole County Sheriff’s Office. He served first as a deputy, and then as chief deputy and finally as undersheriff, where he served until his death.
He received many awards and commendations for his tireless efforts serving the community including the Jaycee’s Citizen of the Year Award, twice and many advanced law enforcement administrative certifications. He also was proud to serve as the Dare officer in Toole County from 1998 until 2012.
In 1990, he married the love of his life, Karen “Kari” Savage. In 1994, they gave birth to their first child, Kress. In 1996, their daughter, Maesynne, was born and, lastly, in 1997, their son, Kraye, was born.
He was a friend to everyone who met him and had an uncanny ability to help people even in the worst situations.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Kari Lamey; children, Kress, Maesynne and Kraye; mother, Joan Lamey; sisters, Kathy Lamey and Dawnie Lamey Adkins; and brothers, John and Keith Lamey.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clint Lamey; and a brother, Craig Lamey.
Funeral services were held Aug. 17 at the Shelby High School auditorium. Special Law Enforcement Honors followed.

Sara Thomsen

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On the afternoon of August 14, 2015, Sara Jennie Thomsen passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at St. John’s Chapel Court in Billings, Mont., where she has been a resident for the past four years. Sara was 90 years old.
Sara was born in Musselshell County, Mont., on June 20, 1925, and lived 16 miles north of Musselshell with her four sisters and parents. She attended Billings Business College after high school. After working in Billings, a brief period she moved to Culbertson, Mont., where her sister Ruth was teaching school.  She worked as a secretary at the county agent’s office and met her husband Arnold the first day she was in Culbertson.  
On Sept 13, 1946, Sara was united in marriage to Arnold in Atlanta, Ga., where he was serving in the Army. Her sister, Martha Herness and Herman Jensen were attendants.  The couple lived in Fayetteville, La., until Arnold was discharged from the Army. Then, they moved back to Culbertson to live on the family farm with Jake, Carrie, Clifford and Pat Thomsen.
Sara had four sons and one daughter and stayed home to care for the children until 1967 when she starting working for the Culbertson School District.  She enjoyed working and knowing all the children that attended school. After working for 29 years, Sara retired at the end of the school year in 1996.
Over the years, Sara was a member in many clubs, Lady’s Aide, Home Demonstration, Hospital Guild, Senior Citizens, Council for Aging and American Legion Auxiliary. Sara was a member of the Ebenezer Luther Church in Dane Valley.  
Surviving Sara is son, Alan (Laurie) of Billings, and their daughter, Ashley of Portland, Ore.; granddaughters: Cara Dalbey (Nick) and their two sons Alex and Andrew of Snoqualmie, Wash., Jill McIntyre (Chris) and daughter Emily of Bozeman, Mont., Jennie Thomsen (Adam White) and son One Thomsen-MacFarlane and daughter December;  Sara’s sisters, Ruth Mattelin of Billings, Mont., and Lida Kluezek of San Jose, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding Sara in death were her parents; husband, Arnold; children, Sue Ann, Owen, Doug and Phillip; and a great-grandson.
The family would like to thank St. John’s staff for the wonderful care given over the last four years.
A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Chapel Court, 3940 Rimrock Rd., Billings, Mont., on Aug. 29 at 2 p.m.
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Alfred Kaschube

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A Funeral Mass will be held for Alfred H. Kaschube on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Plentywood at 11 a.m. Father Patrick Zabrocki will be the officiant.  A public Vigil will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Fulkerson Memorial Chapel in Plentywood. Al died in Billings, Mont., on Aug. 1.
He was born Feb. 18, 1925, near Culbertson, Mont., a son of Edward and Elizabeth (Luft) Kaschube.  He had nine brothers and sisters: Christine, Molly, Dorothy, Bertha, Minna, Erna, David, Harold and Otto.
Al grew up on the family farm, north of Brockton and he developed not just a love of the land, but also of music. He married Norma Edam in 1950 and two children came to this union: Leo in 1957 and Corrine in 1962. They were later divorced.
He loved farming and ranching, being a 4-H leader, participating in  school activities, was a Roosevelt County Commissioner for 18 years, served on several state boards and always through it all, there was music. Al was a member of a three-piece dance band called the Moonlight Ramblers with Gene Enghusen and Cecil Garneau.  They performed in Canada, North Dakota and all over northeastern Montana. There was always a stage and microphone calling Al’s name. Whether he played guitar, accordion, fiddle or keyboard.
In 1991, he married Myrna Michels Bedwell. His family increased as he enjoyed her children, Jim and Angie, and her family.  They made their home in Sheridan County until his death.
It is ironic and somehow fitting that on the occasion of a “blue moon” Al rejoined his fellow musicians and many family members and  friends and is making music once again.
He is survived by his wife, Myrna, of the family home; his son, Leo Kaschube (Geneva) of Columbus; daughter, Corrine (Lorin) Kveseth of Wolf Point; step-son, Jim (Jill) Bedwell of Plentywood; sister, Christine Dick of Greeley, Colo.; and brother, Otto of Kaschube of north Brockton. Also surviving are grandchildren, Chris Kveseth, Justice Rodgers, Rick (Sarah) Bedwell, Tim and Jamie Bedwell; and many beloved nieces and nephews and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, David and Harold; sisters, Molly, Dorothy, Bertha, Minna and Erna; and a step-daughter, Angie Beck.
Fulkerson Funeral Home of Plentywood is in charge of arrangements.  fulkersonsplentywood.com
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