Written by Herald-News
Rose Alice (Cox) Grandchamp, 95, died Saturday, July 26, 2014.
She was born on a cold day in 1919 about two miles north of Nashua on the now Willy Lauckner place, to Issac Cox and Cora Running Woman, both of the Assiniboine tribe.
She met and married Alfred Grandchamp on April 1, 1939, by the Justice of the Peace in Frazer. In their early years, she and Alfred worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps, living in tents and building dams and reservoirs. In the late ‘70s, they got their dream home built, a log cabin, and they lived happily until his death in 1999.
She loved gardening, flowers and rock picking, and the Red Bottom Celebration. She loved all her grandchildren, who represented many different nationalities. She also loved horses and used to ride with Sonny.
In 2007, she moved into the Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point, due to Alzheimers, and resided there until her death.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; two sons, Alfred Jr. and Theodore “Butch” Grandchamp; and one daughter, Darlene Grandchamp.
She is survived by one daughter, Vina Barnett of Anchorage, Alaska, her four children; one son, John Grandchamp Sr. of Frazer and his four children; and 83 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 31, at 10 a.m. at the Frazer Community Hall with Pastors John Grandchamp and James Oguin officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Frazer.