Wolf Point Herald

James Bow

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James Finley “Jim” Bow, 77, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at the Riverstone Hospice Center at Billings.  
He was born Aug. 19, 1936, at Poplar, a son of Joseph Bow and Victoria Redwood. He was raised in the Wolf Point and Poplar communities of the Fort Peck Reservation.  
He married Judy L. Sugg Feb. 2, 1971, in Warm Springs, Ore., and together they had one son, William J. Bow Sr.
He was a mechanic his whole life and later decided to attend classes at Fort Peck Community College and earned an associate degree in automotive technology. He applied those newly acquired skills to many vehicles in the area.  He could be depended upon to fix a vehicle when others couldn’t.  He also received a degree in biology from Eastern Montana College, which is now known as Montana State University - Billings. Working on cars, pickups and most anything with a motor was his true passion in life and he excelled in this area.  
He was also a champion pool player in his younger years and always enjoyed this pastime playing on the local pool leagues. Playing Bingo was another pastime, which was most likely his favorite. You could always count on getting a smile and laugh from Jim at the Silverwolf Casino as he and Judy sat in their favorite spot.
He and Judy would travel to Hawaii and Washington state to visit with extended family and friends and, of course, to play Bingo. Many Bingo daubers were brought back to the Fort Peck Reservation as souvenirs.
Humor and making people smile and laugh was very important to him and being around him made people feel good. He could easily turn a frown upside down in a second. He could be depended upon to help to others in their time of need and would offer to help on a moment’s notice at any time. The small things in life mattered so much to him, especially spending time with his two grandsons, TJ and Jack.  
Survivors include his brother, Pete Delorme of Manitoba, Canada; his wife, Judy; son, William J. Bow Sr. of Wolf Point; daughter, Misty Sugg of Glasgow; and two grandsons.
His vigil service was held Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Silver Wolf Casino in Wolf Point and his memorial service is Thursday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. at the Silver Wolf Casino with interment in the King Cemetery in Wolf Point.

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Robert Smith

Robert Smith, 75, of Wolf Point, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow.
A wake will be Friday, Aug. 15, at the Wolf Point Community Hall at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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James Hayes

James T. Hayes, 82, of Wolf Point, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Wolf Point.
A rosary was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wolf Point. Interment will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Arthur Bates Jr.

Arthur Bates Jr., 88, of Wolf Point, died Aug. 11, 2014, at the Northeast Montana Health Services in Wolf Point.
He was born May 18, 1926, in Maxwell, Calif., to Arthur Bates Sr. and Evelyn Bates.
Services will be held on Friday, Aug. 15,  at 10 a.m. at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel assisted with the arrangements.

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Viola Unruh

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Viola Unruh, 95, of Billings, died July 11, 2014, at Laurel Health and Rehab where she had resided for the past three years.
She was born April 11, 1919, in Bloomfield to Bernard and Fanny Soft and lived and grew up in the Bloomfield area.
Shea married David Unruh on Jan. 8, 1938, in Richey and they were happily married for 58 years. They lived on a farm in the Richey area and in Richey, and then moved to Glendive where they lived for 23 years, then ultimately to Billings in 1974.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David; two sons, Lanny and Steven; two daughters, Karen and Elona; and one granddaughter, Lisa.
She is survived by two sons, Ronald and Kevin, both of Billings; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Cloe Scheer of Circle.
Visitations will begin at noon on Thursday at Smith Downtown Chapel. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Smith Downtown Chapel with private interment at Mountview Cemetery.

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