Wolf Point Herald

Amelia Frances Smith


Amelia Frances Smith, 96, died July 20, 2014, at Northeast Montana Health Services.
She was born in Roundup Aug. 21, 1917,  to Frank and Theresa Spindler.
The family moved to the Poplar area when she was about four years old. She went to school at the Fort Peck Indian School, completing the eighth grade.
She acquired 20 head of cows where she ran them in the “timber along the Missouri River.” One day in 1935 when she was out looking for the cows, she came across a truck stuck in the mud. The driver, David Jordan Smith, said, “Bub, go find Harry and tell him where I’m stuck at.” They were married June 1, 1938.
They farmed and ranched in the Poplar area where they raised six children: Barbara Smith, Catherine Kohl, Frank  Smith, Raymond Smith, Cecil  Smith and Marlene Smith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David; infant son; three brothers, William and Donald Bridges and Frank Spindler; and two sisters, Theresa Spindler Carson and Kathryn Spindler Denny Grainger.
She had 17 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great- grandchildren.
Services were held at the Presbyterian Church in Poplar on July 29 with burial at the Poplar Cemetery.

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Rose Grandchamp

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Rose Alice (Cox) Grandchamp, 95, died Saturday, July 26, 2014.
She was born on a cold day in 1919 about two miles north of Nashua on the now Willy Lauckner place, to Issac Cox and Cora Running Woman, both of the Assiniboine tribe.
She met and married Alfred Grandchamp on April 1, 1939, by the Justice of the Peace in Frazer. In their early years, she and Alfred worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps, living in tents and building dams and reservoirs. In the late ‘70s, they got their dream home built, a log cabin, and they lived happily until his death in 1999.
She loved gardening, flowers and rock picking, and the Red Bottom Celebration. She loved all her grandchildren, who represented many different nationalities. She also loved horses and used to ride with Sonny.
In 2007, she moved into the Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point, due to Alzheimers, and resided there until her death.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; two sons, Alfred Jr. and Theodore “Butch” Grandchamp; and one daughter, Darlene Grandchamp.
She is survived by one daughter, Vina Barnett of Anchorage, Alaska, her four children; one son, John Grandchamp Sr. of Frazer and his four children; and 83 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 31, at 10 a.m. at the Frazer Community Hall with Pastors John Grandchamp and James Oguin officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Frazer.

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Joseph Brisson

Joseph Brisson, 65, of Poplar, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Poplar Hospital.
A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the Poplar City Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Terry Blevins

Terry L. Blevins, 49,  of Wolf Point died July 20, 2014, in Malta.
A prayer service will be held Sunday, July 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be Monday, July 28, at 10 a.m. at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Interment will follow at the ranch 20 miles west on Montana Hwy. 528, which is south of the river.

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Baby Boy Lilley

Baby Boy Lilley died July 19, 2014, in Colorado, the son of Carter Lilley and Treyia Welch.
Services will be Friday, July 25, at 11 a.m. at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Burial will be at Chicken Hill Cemetery in Wolf Point.

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