Written by Darla Downs
Rose Vina LaFloe, 97, of Wolf Point, died Jan. 22, 2014, at Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point.
She was born Sept. 2, 1916, to Gabriel and Celine (Turcotte) Bushman in Trenton, N.D.
She worked as a laundry maid at the old Sherman Inn and also worked at the Liberty Theatre. She worked at A & S Industries as well as Penney’s and Ben Franklin.
Her Indian name was Blue Eyes (Istha to win). She was the oldest Indian elder on the reservation.
She was preceded in death by daughters, Celine and Claudia; grandsons, Thomas and Scott; husband, James Brunelle, who died in World War II in 1945; and husband, Lewis LaFloe.
She is survived by sons, James Brunelle of Minneapolis, Minn., Robert LaFloe Jr. of Helena and Michael LaFloe of Poplar; daughter, Margaret Leggett of Wolf Point; 16 grandchildren; 32 great- grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wolf Point. The Rite of Committal followed at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.