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Twyla Daun (Chell) Picard

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Twyla Daun (Chell) Picard
April 14, 1952 – Sept. 17, 2015
This is the story of Twyla Daun (Chell) Picard. Twyla was a wonderful woman that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished. Our “Nana”, as she liked to be called by her grandchildren, “Honey”, as she was called by Tawny when she was little, was an amazing wife, mom, daughter, and a baker of buns like no other could be.
Twyla’s story starts on April 14, 1952, the oldest child to Harvey and Josephine Chell. Twyla was born in Webster, S.D. When Twyla was still little, Harvey and Jo moved their small family to Froid, Mont., where Twyla would spend her childhood, grow up, make many lifelong friends, and go to school. She was very proud to be a Froid Cardinal and would always point them out when she was lucky enough to see one.
Froid is where she would meet the love of her life, Samuel Lee Picard of Bainville, Mont. Twyla and “Sammy” had a whirlwind romance and were married in the Lutheran church in Froid on Aug. 16, 1969. Twyla and Sam spent many hardworking years on the family farm north of Bainville and east of Froid. Twyla was renowned for her cooking and baking skills. Twyla and Sam never had any trouble finding help on the farm. Everyone always knew they would have plenty of homemade delicious food to eat while they were there to work. Shay remembers many, many pans of buns coming out of the funny looking oven that Twyla baked with in her kitchen, and always having a ham and cheese sandwich on one of those buns to eat when he arrived from that long bus ride home from school. Twyla could also get out and work the cattle and those damn sheep and drive truck with best of them. She worked that farm very hard.
In 1983, after their daughter Tawny Jo was born, Twyla and Sam moved their family to the “big city” of Billings, Mont. Twyla and Sam bought Al’s Bootery and the Redwing shoe store. They had many successful years selling western and work boots to the people of Billings and the surrounding area. Twyla was pretty famous for her knee high snake skin boots. Twyla and Sam also started a successful residential construction company soon after moving to Billings that is still going strong today. Everyone knew that when Twyla showed up on the job site they had better have it cleaned up and better have things done right. If you were going to do it half-
assed, you may as well not do it at all.
Twyla loved to look at and be in the mountains of Montana. Twyla and her family spent many days up and around Cooke City, Mont. Twyla and Sam would always point out Pilot Index when they were on the way up there and they had “their meadow” where they had many happy times together. If there was anywhere Twyla loved to be with her family it was in the mountains.
Twyla’s grandchildren were her heart and joy. There’s no denying that her grandbabies, as she called them, were the people that she loved the most. Time spent at Nana’s house was very special for her grandbabies and parents were discouraged from hanging out too long.
Loved ones that cleared the path for Twyla are her father Harvey Elroy Chell, infant daughter Marie Ann Picard, and her sister Renette Chell.
Loved ones that will miss Twyla until they meet again are her husband Samuel Lee Picard, her mother Josephine Chell, her daughter Tawny Jo Picard, her son and daughter-in-law Shay Christon Picard and Melissa Florence Picard, and her grandchildren Dallas (Tooter Hopper) Shay Picard, Dawson (Dawsey) Clay Picard, Daphne (Bunny) Dea Picard, Kyra MaKayla Eastwood, Travis James Eastwood, Alex Tyler Hilario, and Lilly (Kitty) Caroline Grace Hilario. Her brother Dwight Chell and her sister Becky Lubbers also survive her.
And so the story goes on until we see our Nana and our Honey again. We love you and miss you, Mom.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Arthritis Foundation or to the charity of your choice in Twyla’s name.
Please leave your thoughts and memories about Twyla at memorial.yourtribute.com/twyla. Condolences may be shared with the family be visiting smithfuneralchapels.com
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Jessica Marie (Nedrud, Parker) Renville


Jessica Marie (Nedrud, Parker) Renville died Sept. 22, 2015, at the Billings Clinic in Billings.  
She was born 33 years ago to Susan (Lambert) Parker and David Nedrud on Nov. 16, 1981, at Cul-
bertson Memorial Hospital in Culbertson. She grew up and attended Brockton Schools and graduated in 2000. She was active in basketball and was known by her nickname, Rock-O-Meter 2000.
She enjoyed spending lots of time with her friends and family, especially her many cousins.  
She was involved in a motor vehicle accident in 2003 that left her an incomplete quadriplegic, but her physical limitations did not stop her.
She continued her pursuit of a college degree and, on Feb. 29, 2012 (a leap year), she married her best friend, Marcus Henry Isreal Renville in a private ceremony in Wolf Point.
She spent much of her time talking with her family and friends and even traveling to watch her nieces and nephews at basketball games. She loved spending time with her special nieces and nephews; Jaila, Wyatt, Raven and JJ.  
She was full of love, compassion and humor.  She always had a smile or joke for someone.
She is survived by her husband, Marcus Renville of Wolf Point; stepdaughter, Tiffany Muller of Williston, N.D.; mother and father, Susan and Val Parker of Wolf Point; sister, Jenny Lambert of Poplar; her biological father and stepmother, David and Virginia Nedrud of Pocatello, Idaho; and grandmother, Lillian Nedrud of Wolf Point.
A funeral service was held Sunday, Sept. 27, at the James Black Dog Center in Fort Kipp. Interment was at the Fort Kipp Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was in charge of arrangements.

Craig Elvsaas


Craig Elvsaas, 42, of Billings, passed away on Sept. 22, 2015.
Craig was born on July 20, 1973, in Sidney, Mont. He was raised in Froid, Mont., on the family farm. He attended Froid School, graduating in 1992.
After high school, Craig moved to Billings and began work for “Uncle Larry” at Fahn’s Asphalt. He continued to work in the asphalt business until the time of his death. He had recently started his own asphalt striping business called Straight Line Striping and was having great success with the work.
Craig was a famously particular person, always having everything just right and in perfect place. His vehicles and house were known for being immaculate at all times. Even as a kid, his toy tractors were washed with precision after every playing session.
Craig loved to spend time with friends, ride his Harley Davidson and watch Tarheels basketball. He was loved by all that knew him and will be greatly missed. Remember the good times …
Craig is survived by his parents, Donn (Rosann) Elvsaas of Froid and Carol (Jerry) Thompson of Rapelje; grandfather, Joe Fahn of Harlowton; brother, Shawn (Melissa) Elvsaas and children Makaylee and Addison, all of Froid; and sister, Erica (Jason) Anderson and children Macie and Buckley, all of Froid,
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Margaret Louise Brandt


Margaret Louise (Golden) Brandt, 96, died Sept. 8, 2015.
She was born Aug. 16, 1919, in Culbertson to Andrew and Laura Golden. After graduating from high school, she moved to Portland, Ore., where she enjoyed a long and successful career as a stenographer with Portland General Electric.
She married Victor Brandt Feb. 19, 1974, and they shared many years of happiness and companionship with one another before his death in 2001.
She will be re­membered for her quiet grace, organizational skills and love for her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Brandt.
She is survived by her brother, James Golden;  and Victor’s three daughters.
A graveside committal was held Wednesday, Sept. 23, in Washougal Memorial Cemetery in Washougal, Ore.

Barbara Ann Lockman

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After a nine-month battle with cancer, Barbara Ann Lockman passed away at the age of 59 in Laurel, Mont., on Sept. 14, 2015, surrounded by family.
Barb was born on July 7, 1956, in Poplar, Mont., the fifth of six children to Lyle “Curly” and Hazel (Craigie) Lockman. She graduated from Poplar High School in 1974 and continued on to Montana State University in Bozeman where she was a member of Alpha Omega Pi Sorority and graduated with a bachelor of science in physical education in 1979.
Barb returned home to Poplar where she worked as the physical education teacher at Poplar Schools.  Barb then moved to Sidney and worked as the Sidney Middle School librarian.  She then moved to Helena where she resided and served as a Helena Middle School librarian and a driver’s education instructor.  
Barb returned home to north of Poplar every summer, where she enjoyed working on the family farm, taming barn cats, seeking out treasures at garage sales and auctions, and spending time with her family and friends.  
Barb was a wonderful daughter, beloved sister and favorite “auntie” to her nieces and nephews.  To her family and friends, Barb was a beloved burst of energy, always there to love and serve with fierce devotion, to fill their lives with mischievous smiles and humor, and to instill in her nieces and nephews a deep love of nature, adventure and lifelong learning. Her beautiful spirit has had a profound and lasting impact on the lives of her family and friends and she is deeply cherished and missed by all who were blessed to know and love her.
Barb was preceded in death by her father, Curly.  
She is survived by her mother, Hazel; and five siblings: Michael Lockman of Poplar, Donald (Carmen) Lockman of Brockton, Carol (David) Simensen of Harrisonburg, Va., Russell (Julie) Lockman of Denver, Colo., and Susan (Michael) Vennes of Laurel. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  
A funeral service was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at 10 a.m. with Father John Osom officiating. A private family interment will take place at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point has been entrusted with arrangements.   
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