Wolf Point Herald

Albert Beauchamp

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Albert Roy “Chief” Beauchamp, 57, passed away Nove. 1, 2014, of natural causes.
He was born on March 6, 1957, in Poplar to Roy and Vera (Todd) Beauchamp.  
He grew up in Glasgow attending school there and was active in basketball and baseball. He received his GED and shortly after that enlisted into the U.S. Marines.
Chief attended and graduated out of boot camp from San Diego. While serving his country, he was stationed in numerous countries overseas. He ended his service in Camp Lajune in North Carolina, getting an honorable discharge in 1988.
Throughout his life, he worked at various jobs such as a ranch hand, oil rigger, seismographer and security guard.
Chief enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching football on TV, playing cards, board games and when he was younger he liked to draw. But, his specialty was cooking. He was a very good cook, always chefing up some delicious dish or meal.
Although Chief had many medical issues he endured in his life, he never let them get him down.  
He was quick-witted, had a good sense of humor and always had a joke to tell.  And he had a heart of gold, he never forgot the family’s birthdays or anniversaries, giving them cards or a call.
Chief is survived by his mother, Vera Beauchamp of Wolf Point; sister, Sue (Ed) Bauer of Oswego; brothers, LeRoy (Olivia) Beauchamp and Abner (Bessie) Beauchamp, all of Wolf Point; his longtime companion, Patti Lowdog; and his adopted daughter, Jory, whom he loved so much. He is also survived by uncles, aunties, cousins, nieces, nephews and all his friends in the hood.  
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Beauchamp; sisters, Elizabeth and Wendy Beauchamp; brother, John Beauchamp; and nephews, Abner Beauchamp Jr. and Briar Bauer.
Family will receive friends at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel, 102 Custer St., Wolf Point, Mont. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel, 102 Custer St., Wolf Point, Mont. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wolf Point, Mont. Condolences for the family may be left at www.claytonstevensonchapel.com.  Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point has been entrusted with arrangements.
(Paid Obituary)

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Patricia Chase

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Patricia Ann Sauer Chase, 77, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at her home in Scobey.
She was born in Mineola, N.Y., Aug. 5, 1937, to Charles and Dorothy Sauer. There were seven children: Charles, George, Patricia, Andrew, Joan, James and David. The family eventually moved to Bennington, Vt., which became the family home place. She graduated from Bennington High School and attended Lyndon Teacher’s College where she received her degree in 1959.
After graduation, she moved west to fulfill her aspirations of becoming a teacher. She worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in South Dakota before moving to Wolf Point in 1965. She taught for the Wolf Point School District for 39 years as an elementary teacher and a Title I Specialist until retiring in 2004. During her time in Wolf Point, she also volunteered as a Girl Scout leader, 4-H leader and a religious ed teacher.
After retirement, she moved to Scobey to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren.
She spent her days reading, writing, baking and a vast array of creative projects. She loved the time spent with her grandchildren, especially attending their numerous sporting events. She looked forward to Friday when she spent time playing dominoes and visiting with the good friends she met in Scobey.
Traveling was another favorite activity and she loved to travel to Bozeman to spend time with her great-grandson.
She was a loving and caring friend, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. She touched many lives, not only through teaching, but with anyone whom she met.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Charles, George and James all of Bennington, and sister Joan Bump of Hoosick Falls, New York.
She is survived by brothers, Andrew and David, both of Bennington; daughter, Michelle Wahl; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Services were held Monday, Oct. 27.

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Anita Toavs

Anita Toavs, 68, of Billings, formerly of Wolf Point, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Billings.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Gospel Fellowship Church in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Kathleen Eggebrecht

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On Oct. 20, 2014, Kathleen “Kay” Eggebrecht joined the love of her life Wilbur in heaven after being apart for only seven months.
Kathleen was born to Fred and Molly Steffen on Jan. 19, 1924. She was raised in Bloomfield, Mont., on her family homestead. She graduated from Dawson High School in 1942 and went to Washington during World War II to work at McCord Field in 1944.  
After longing for home, she returned to Montana and met the love of her life a young cowboy named Wilbur, they were married in 1946 and started their lives in Vida, Mont., ranching. Together, they raised three children, Helen Gullickson (Garvin), Steve Eggebrecht (Elise) and Thomas Eggebrecht (Linda). She was blessed with nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
In 1946, Kathleen was a jockey for horseracing, enjoyed bowling, playing cards, horseracing, working crosswords, watching golf and was an all-around sports fan. She was always a good Catholic and was in the Altar Society of Vida.  
After a broken hip, Wilbur and Kay retired to Billings, Mont., where they enjoyed the company of their grandson Mick (Lilli) Harrington. She would enjoy his visits and the silly conversations they would have.
Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur, of 67 years; her parents; her brothers, Fred, Clarence and John Steffen; and her granddaughter, Jenny Eggebrecht.
She is survived by all of her loved ones and will be greatly missed for her wit and wisdom.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Vida Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will follow at the Vida Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left at smithfuneralchapels.com.
(Paid Obituary)

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Audrey Fjeld

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Audrey Fjeld, 94, died Oct. 20, 2014, in Gilbert, Ariz.
She was born Nov. 4, 1919, to A.D. and Annie Picard in Bainville. She graduated from Bainville High School and completed a graduate nursing degree in Williston, N.D.
She married Benny Fjeld in 1942 in San Francisco, Calif., and resided in Bainville until his death in 2000. During their years together, they enjoyed entertaining family and friends and hosted many dinner parties, including lutefisk and lefse.
Following retirement, they traveled and visited many states.
She was an active member of the Ladies Altar Society of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and sat on the election board for many years. She was an award-winning AVON representative and an avid gardener, spending many happy hours in her flower beds.
She had a wonderful sense of humor and is well remembered for the time she colored the white cat green for St. Patrick’s Day.  Her children frequently won contests for the best Halloween costume as she made them all for them each year.
Audrey is survived by three children, Richard Fjeld of Gilbert, Ariz., Dale Fjeld of Gilbert, Ariz., and Sharon Miller of Pueblo West, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mesa, Ariz., Oct. 28, at 11 a.m.  Services will be held in Bainville at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at a date yet to be announced. 

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