Wolf Point Herald

Dorita Morin

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Dorita Bessie (Brown) Morin, age 51, went home to be with the Lord on March 4, 2015, at Great Falls Benefis Hospital.  
She was born Nov. 30, 1963, at Trinity Hospital to Beverly Buckley and Gerald Leo Brown. She grew up in Wolf Point and Frazer, attending both schools there, then went to Job Corps in Ronan where she graduated with a culinary arts degree. She worked at the Trading Post in east Frazer, McDonalds in Cut Bank and Wolf Point and various other jobs. Her first job was the White Star Laundry at age 16, one of her proud memories.  
She is survived by her husband, Andrew Morin of Hays; her mother, Beverly Buckley of Browning; sisters, Sharon Brown (Little Plume) and twin sister Donita (Bill) King of Cut Bank; two brothers, Roger (Norina) Fisher of Wyota, Raymond (Becky) Fisher of Cape Coral, Fla.; aunt, Louella Stiffarm of Hays; uncle, Lonnie (Kathy) Deserly of Helena; cousins, Mella Marlon, Moses of Hays, Milo Stiffarm of Minneapolis, Minn., Velma Haws of St. Anthony, Idaho, Clayton and Donald Reum of Wolf Point; nephews, Sam Birdtail of Cut Bank, Charles and Amanda Polchis of New Brunswick, Canada, and Jade and Buckley Cole Ackerman of Missoula.
Preceding her in death were her father, Gerald Leo Brown; Baby Girl Morin; and several uncles, aunts and cousins on both sides of her family.
A prayer service was held on Monday, March 9, 2015, at 7 p.m. at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel, 102 Custer St., Wolf Point, Mont. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel, 102 Custer St., Wolf Point, Mont. Interment followed at Chicken Hill Cemetery.  Condolences for the family may be left at www.claytonstevensonchapel.com. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
(Paid Obituary)

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Becky Zimmerman Geer


Becky (Schagunn) Zimmerman Geer, 60, formerly of Poplar, died Feb. 24, 2015.
She was born Aug. 6, 1954, to Alvin and Eileen (Bourassa) Schagunn in Poplar. She grew up on the family farm, where she spent much of her time out in the fields and driving truck.
After high school, she married Rusty Zimmerman and they had two daughters, Wendi and Kelly. She later moved to Spokane, Wash., where she found her calling in healthcare finance.
She then moved to California, where she later married Bob Geer. She loved the sunshine and warm weather that California had to offer.
In 2008, she suffered from a life-changing brain aneurysm and survived against all odds. She always had a sense of humor about it and into her final days. She was quick-witted and broke into song often. She moved to Washington to stay with her sister, Lynn, who provided the world’s best care ensuring that she was comfortable in her final days.
She was preceded in death by her brother Terry Schagunn, and husband, Bob Geer.
She is survived by her daughters, Wendi Bergthold and Kelly Howell; five grandchildren; sisters, Lynn Zavalney and Carrie Buckley; and brothers, Jack Schagunn and Steve Schagunn.
She requested a small family memorial service at the Schagunn family farm later in the summer.

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Roy O'Brien


Roy Edward O'Brien, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Arizona.
He was born May 22, 1931, in Purcell, Okla., the son of Furley and Irene O'Brien. Irene later married E.G. Nicholas, Roy's stepfather.
Roy married Betty Lavern West of Purcell in 1950 and had one son, Ronald Edward.
He married Norma Labatte Dix in 1988 and lived in Billings and Froid.
He graduated from Purcell High School in 1949. Roy was drafted into and later retired from the United States Army. After leaving active duty, he began working for Cater Oil/Humble Oil, and later Exxon. He retired after a long and distinguished career at Exxon and its subsidiaries. He then retired from the Army Reserve also, having earned the Army Commendation Medal.
After wintering in Bullhead City, Ariz., for many years, he moved there permanently in 2013 where he had many friends. Not having resided there for years, Oklahoma was always in his heart and spirit. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, golf and tennis; activities he continued to enjoy until his health prohibited him.
He is survived by his son, Ronald O'Brien; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by stepchildren, Gregg Labatte, Lynn Labatte and Debbie Labatte Rucker; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Froid Community Center.

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Nels Boe

Nels Edwin Boe, 84, of Circle, died March 6, 2015, at his home.
Family received friends on Wednesday, March 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Circle. A graveside service will be on Thursday, March 12, at 1 p.m. Mountain Time at the Nameless Cemetery near Cartwright, N.D. Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Circle is in charge of the arrangements.

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Brandon Garces

Brandon Lee Garces, 17, died Thursday evening, March 5, 2015, at his home northwest of Westby.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 11. Chaplain Mark Vanderlee and Pastor Barbara Westhoff officiated at the service at Westby High School; interment was in Lone Tree Cemetery northwest of Westby.

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