Written by The Herald-News
Irene Pearl Martin, 81, of Brockton, died Tuesday Oct. 29, 2013, in Billings.
She was born in Fort Yates, N.D., Oct. 14, 1932, to Julia Ireland Fast Horse and Jake Martin and lived the majority of her life in Brockton.
She also lived on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation while she was married to Adelbert Lone Bear Sr.
She worked at numerous jobs throughout her life, but her most memorable places of employment were Brockton School and the B&S Quick Stop.
She enjoyed traveling and going to rummage sales and thrift stores. She enjoyed family get-togethers and pow-wows. Family was important to her as she raised her children and numerous grandchildren.
She married and later divorced Adelbert Lone Bear Sr. From this union, nine children were born. She is survived by her children, Karen "Kitty" Cain, Adelbert "Ears" Lone Bear Jr., Marty Lone Bear, Gerald "Pinky" Lone Bear and Daryl "Henry" Lone Bear.
She married and later divorced Nelson "Bud" Philbrick. They remained together up until her death. During their union, they adopted Patricia "Trish" Philbrick.
She is also survived by her brother, David "Victor" Fast Horse; sister, Gloria Diserly; adopted brothers, Dawson Firemoon and Leland Spotted Bird; adopted daughter, Judy Johnson; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by daughters, Joan Fast Horse, Roberta "Sco-bey" Lone Bear and Delphine "Snug" Lone Bear; son, Max Lone Bear; sister, Cecelia Martin; brothers, Thomas and Jasper Martin; and grandchildren, Bernadine Fast Horse, Cricket Lone Bear, Jeremy Lone Bear and Marlin Lone Bear.
Mass Of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Poplar.