Written by The Wolf Point Herald
Florence Selena Mc-Connell Buck, “Sacred Eagle Woman,” 71, of Frazer, died March 18, 2013, at the Northeast Montana Health Services in Poplar.
She was born June 12, 1941, to James McConnell Sr. and Fannie Shoots The Door in Frazer. She attended Frazer Schools and graduated in 1959. She attended Northern Montana College in Havre.
She was a devoted member of the Catholic Church in Frazer, served on the Fort Peck Tribes Enrollment Committee, Fort Peck Tribes Election Committee, Fort Peck Tribes Education Board, Frazer JOM Committee, Red Bottom Committee, Willie Raining Bird Sports Club and was employed at the Frazer School as secretary for 26 years until she retired.
She enjoyed playing Bingo, being a Frazer Bearcub fan, doing crossword puzzles, quilting, spending time with family and friends and traveling. She enjoyed watching basketball and football, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers, Lakers and Dodgers. She was a notary public and also enjoyed watching the Horseshoe Bar pool teams.
She was especially proud of her granddaughter Navy CPO Vangie Beston and of her great-granddaughter Caitlyn Beston. She helped raise both Vangie and Caitlyn.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Myrtice Redstone, Lena Wright and Rosella Murdock; brothers, James McConnell Jr., baby Curtis McConnell and baby Russell McConnell; granddaughters, Angie Redstone, Tracy Redstone and Sondra Wright, baby girl Buck; and longtime companion Laird “Skinny Pete” Isaac.
She is survived by her daughter, Willa Gray Hawk of Poplar; son, W. George Buck of Big Sandy; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard McConnell and Joseph McConnell; and a sister, Ruth Todd.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 21, at 1 p.m. at the Frazer High School gymnasium. Interment will be at Frazer Cemetery in Frazer.