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Harry Three Stars Sr., Hehaka Gi, Brown Elk, 80, of Poplar died Nov. 27, 2014.
He was born Feb. 9, 1934, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Sarah (Red Horse) and Paul Three Stars. He lived in Pine Ridge until graduating high school in 1954. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Army and served in the Korean Conflict from October 1954 until 1956 when he was honorably discharged. He continued to serve in the reserves for six years.
He moved to Poplar in 1962 where he met Hazel Lester. They were married in 1964 until her death in August 2006. They had two children, Harry Jr. and Sarah. He also has a daughter, Linda Three Stars. He also raised three stepchildren, Roy, Kathleen and Marylou Azure.
He was a hard worker throughout his life and held many different jobs. In his early years, he worked as a farmhand, a construction worker with C&M Construction, a security guard at the A&S gun factory, a laborer with the BIA irrigation department and a heavy equipment mechanic with the BIA road department. He worked as a security guard for A&S Industries and later for the Poplar School District as a security guard upon retiring.
In addition to the positions he held, he enjoyed helping family, friends and members of the community with mechanic work at his home garage.
He was a humble, respectful man who always had a smile on his face and a kind word. He was viewed as a positive role model by all who knew him. He always had time for his grandchildren and attended many school functions. He also enjoyed digging turnips, picking berries and making dried corn and dried meat. He shared the fruits of his labor generously with family and friends.
He began his dancing early in the 1980s and traveled to the many pow-wows in Canada and the United States. He was asked by the Badland Singers to travel with them when they were asked to sing at festivals and cultural events. He danced in Washington, D.C., at the Mall and Capitol; in Lowell, Mass,; at Carnegie Hall in New York City; and in Moscow, Russia.
He was a well-known traditional dancer and enjoyed the many friends he made in the powwow world. He enjoyed sharing and teaching his grandchildren this way of life. He held different positions in several powwow committees.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Alonzo “Puggy” and Pete; wife, Hazel; and grandson, Roy IV.
He is survived by his sister, Louise Smith; son, Harry Three Stars Jr. of Poplar, daughter, Sarah Three Stars of Poplar, Linda Marie of Kyle, S.D.; step-children, Kathleen Azure of Poplar, Roy Azure of White Shield, N.D., and Marylou Azure of Poplar; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. at the Poplar Activity Center. Burial was at Poplar City Cemetery with military honors.
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Darla Dee Broke Leg-Crow, 50, of Brockton died Nov. 29, 2014, at Billings Clinic in Billings.
She was born Sept. 25, 1964, in Poplar to George and Velma (Longhair) Broken Leg. She lived most her life in Brockton and Fort Kipp. She graduated from Brockton High School in 1984 and attended college at U.T.T.C. in Bismarck, N.D., graduating in 1990.
She worked in many areas of different fields, as a CNA in Poplar, a cook for Fort Kipp Headstart, housekeeping in Mobridge, S.D., and with the guest service department at the Grand River Casino in Mobridge.
She loved to meet friends, go to pow-wows, basketball and softball games and just be around family and friends. She loved to visit, tease, joke, laugh and listen to music. She had a personality that everyone loved to know and be around. She was always willing to help anyone out and always there when someone needed someone to talk TO. When she saw her friends, she always greeted them with a smile and hug.
In 2010, she married Curtis Crow in Mobridge, S.D., and lived there until 2013, then moved back to Brockton.
She is survived by her husband, Curtis Crow of Brockton; son, Dominique Buckles of Fort Kipp; sister, Debbie (Broken Leg) Uses Arrow of Mobridge; brother, Eugene Longee of Poplar; grandmother, Loretta Bear Cub of Fort Kipp; and numerous grandchildren including a special granddaughter, Mishone St. Germain.
She was preceded in death by her son, William G. Broken Leg; brothers, Myree and Ivy Broken Leg; and adopted sister, Millie First.
A vigil service will be held Friday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. at the James Black Dog Cultural Center in Fort Kipp. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. at the James Black Dog Cultural Center in Fort Kipp. Burial will be at the Fort Kipp Cemetery.
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I passed from a wide assortment of ailments on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. My choice was not to have a funeral as those who knew me would understand.
My life began in Wishek, N.D., born to Charles Frederick and Ella Alsberg (Reick), wonderful parents, on Aug. 31, 1932. It was the Golden Era of "Children should be seen and not heard" and my sister Betty Clara (Jerry) Adams and brother John Gordon (Linda) Alsberg often joked about this.
After graduation from Nashua, Mont., High (“Go Porcupines”) School in 1940, I took on several interesting employment opportunities including National Guards and United Building Center which took me from Nashua, Mont., to Plentywood, Mont., to Winona, Minn., and eventually starting my own Builders Supply in Billings, Mont., while residing in Laurel, Mont.
I met my wife of 42 years Jacqueline (Hughes) while I was working in Glasgow, Mont., getting married in a double wedding with Jacqueline’s older brother Bud (Geane) Hughes in 1951. What a wonderful ceremony. With the help of this lavish salary, I raised four wonderful children Julie (Harley) Kleppen of Plentywood, Mont., Charles (Robyn) of Neshkoro, Wis., Bryan (Melisa) of Atlanta, Ga., and Jeff (Simone) of Glasgow, Mont. All successful and very close — my greatest accomplishment.
During my last few years, I focused on my lifetime hobbies including auto restoration, fishing, hunting, gardening, traveling and simply having a wonderful yard at my cabin in Fort Peck, Mont. Unfortunately, the last two years my health began to fail and I ended up for a short stay in Prairie Ridge (wonderful staff and people) to Nemont Manor and eventually to Valley View where I was very lucky to enjoy a top notch friendly staff and cared for by some of the finest doctors from Billings and Glasgow. A special recognition to the very caring nursing staff of Francis Mahon Hospital and Valley View. A tremendous thanks to all of you for making my life longer and my last days comfortable.
Again, I enjoyed my life and want to thank some of those that made this possible. Topping the list is family and close survivors, the most important, my daughter Julie supported by her husband Harley who was with me to the end; my son Jeff and his caring wife Simone who always was there to tend to all my needs, and my sons Charles (Robyn) and Bryan (Melisa) who cared for me during my visits giving me tremendous support. Thanks again for always being there.
Surviving is my brother Gordon and his wife Linda of Kalispell, Mont.; deceased sister Betty and her husband Jerry of Augusta, Ga. One mistake was not mending fences with my brother and sister; for this, I apologize. Surviving besides my four children are eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren living in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Montana, Washington and California. I am so very proud of each and everyone of you!
I was blessed almost every morning for the great meal and wonderful company at Nickel Bills. What a truly great start to my days especially during my many struggles.
I always tried to give new meaning to the word "friend." Trying my hardest to be friendly, courteous, and hope you took my sharp wit with a smile. Thanks to my many wonderful friends, especially Jake of Havre. I don't know what I would have done, living alone my last years, without all of your company and enjoyment.
I've had a wonderful life and thank you to all who made it so.
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James Edwin Anderson passed away on Nov. 20, 2014, at LaCasa Assisted Living in Plentywood, Mont. He was born on March 15, 1934, in Poplar, Mont., to Martin and Ruby (Akers) Anderson.
He was raised on the family ranch west of Froid, Mont., where he resided until his passing.
He graduated from Froid High School in 1952. He met and married Carol Jean Samuelson in November 1953.
To this union, five children were born: J.D. Anderson of Froid; Mary (Rod) Smith of Dagmar, Mont.; Jackie (Steve) Hippe of Froid; Susan Anderson of Gallup, N.M.; and Tony (Tiff) Anderson of Froid. He had 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was an avid lover of the western cowboy life, proud to be an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Sioux Tribe and gave many beefs to the tribe and their people.
He was very knowledgeable about history and especially the reservation.
He is survived by his five children, and by eight grandchildren: Jonathan (Lacey ) Hippe of Trenton, N.D.; Matt (Britta) Smith and Sarah Smith, both of Billings, Mont.; Marty, Joseph, and Whitney Anderson of Froid; Chelsie and Jordan Anderson of Froid; and two great-grandchildren, Izebele and Ezmae Hippe of Trenton. He is also survived by sisters Mildred Hove of Homestead, Mont.; Marjorie Chadderdon of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho; Doris Rudolph of Houston Texas; and Judy (Pat) Waters of Froid.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol; his parents, Martin and Ruby Anderson; brother, George Anderson; and two grandchildren, Carlie and Ty Anderson.
Cremation has taken place and at his wishes no services will be held.
Fulkerson Funeral Home of Plentywood has charge of arrangements: Post remembrances, send cards and flowers online at www.fulkersonsplentywood.com.
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Donald Alex (Don) Boysun died on Nov. 20, 2014, in Trinity Hosptial of brain cancer. He was surrounded by loving family during his final four days.
Don was born on Sept. 11, 1948, in Wolf Point, the fourth child of Alex L. Boysun and Alma Takle Boysun. He attended schools in Vida and Circle and obtained his GED in 1970. He graduated in June 2001 with an associate degree in auto mechanics from FPCC.
He enlisted in the Marine Corps on Feb. 1, 1968, and served with the 3rd Marine Division as a radio relay operator in Vietnam for 13 months and one day; as he would stress. He would later endure a lifetime of depression and medical issues related to PTSD and exposure to Agent Orange.
During the past six and one-half years, Don battled cancers — prostate, left tonsil and brain cancers twice. Sheer stubbornness alone proved the doctors’ time lines wrong. It was difficult to allow Don to spend several weeks during his last six months — in Bozeman with Alec and Brandi’s family, and with Shawn and Vicki and their family here — but they all needed the time as much as Don did.
In his lifetime, Don worked at numerous jobs — farm worker, activity school bus driver, semi driver and mechanic before retiring form WPHS after near nine years. He would work anywhere, anytime on vehicles and farm equipment. And how he loved to talk with everyone — when he said “I’ll only be 5 to 10 minutes.” I knew he would leave us waiting at least two to three hours.
He thought he had more time with us to make up for all the years he was gone. God had other plans. The time our kids did have with their dad forged a bond of love that will never be broken. Even Mom had to watch from the sidelines when they were together. And how he loved our grandchildren.
On June 17, 1967, Don met a 14-year-old A&W car hop, Judy Walley. They were married Sept. 13, 1971, recently celebrating their 43rd anniversary.
Surviving Don are his wife; children and grandchildren, Shawn (Vicky), Jed, Ben and Sam, all of Wolf Point; Andrea (fourth son Scott), Carry and Thomas Vandall, all of Wolf Point; Alec (Brandi), Wyatt and Waylon of
Bozeman; and Clay of the family home. Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Lorraine Walley of Choteau; his “sister in heart,” Vermae Taylor; adopted son, Robert Stensland; four sisters and three brothers; the Shirley and late Joe Vandall family; Oliver and Pat Peders and family; Willard and Viona Casterline family; and the Steve and late Wilbur Eggebrecht family — you all took him into your hearts and Don thought the world of you.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ardelyn; and his father-in-law, Clifford Walley.
A celebration of Don’s life was held on Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Wolf Point. Bell Mortuary of Glasgow is in charge of cremation arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the wounded Warrior Project in his name. Their need is great.