Wolf Point Herald

Phillip H. Granbois Jr.

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Phillip H. Granbois Jr., 65, died May 29, 2015.
He was the eldest child of Phillip and Beulah (Melbourne) Granbois.
He served on the Poplar School board from 1994 to 1997, worked as a pizza cook in the early ‘70s, at A&S Industries in rifle repair, worked as a counselor at the Hope Ranch and was the director of Tribal Enterprises from 1981 to 2015.
He loved playing pool and played in many tournaments in Montana and North Dakota. He won many jackets and pool sticks throughout his travels.      
He later married and divorced Pauline and they had three children.  
He is survived by children, Phillip III and Meredith Granbois; brother, Don Granbois; sisters, Shirley Jackson, Sharon Granbois and Diane; adopted mother, Reba Ogle; adopted brothers, Arlyn Headdress and Raymond Ogle; adopted daughters, Misty Ironleggins and Ionelle Rising Sun; adopted son, Charles Longtree; and 21 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Clifford W. Granbois; grandsons, Jake Preston and Carlon Longtree; and brothers, Glen, Ray and James Granbois.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, June 4, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar.  Rite of Committal followed at St. Ann’s Cemetery near Poplar. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was entrusted with arrangements.

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Raymond Rahn Full Obituary

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Raymond Rahn, 62, died May 24, 2015.  
He was born May 8, 1953, at Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point to Henry and Rosalie (Nickel) Rahn.  
He married Betty (Lewis) Rahn and together they had one daughter, Rebecca. He operated the family farm until the time of his death.
After high school, he went to Bible college in Lewistown, later returning to the farm and wheat fields he tended for the majority of his life.
He and Betty supported the 4-H program. He was extremely committed and service-oriented, especially to the church youth programs. He supplied water to the Beacon Bible Camp and built a grand prix racing truck for the youth of Awana. He was passionate about creation science.  
He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, Rebecca Rahn; and sisters, Linda Siewing and Marlene  Wilkey.  
Funeral services were held Friday, May 29, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point.  Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was entrusted with arrangements. 

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Betty Rahn

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Betty Rahn, 58, of Lustre, died June 6, 2015, at her sister’s home in Walla Walla, Wash.
She was born Feb. 27, 1957, to Meyer and Ruth Eagle Lewis of Cove, Ore. While growing up, she enjoyed home economics and various 4-H clubs, as well as being very involved in church activities.
After graduation from Cove High School in 1975, she attended Prairie Bible Institute, then Northwest Nazarene College to receive her bachelor of arts in elementary education.
She started her teaching career in Jerome, Idaho, then went to Brazil to teach with Wycliffe Bible Translators for three years. She then returned to teach in Idaho at a Payette elementary school.
She married Raymond Rahn in 1995 and lived there on his farm. She was involved with AWANA and 4-H club leadership, enjoyed sewing and quilting, as well as being involved with farm operation.
She was an inspiration to many. Her gentle spirit and gift of encouragement frequently brought joy to those around her. She shared from her heart and quietly contributed to others in countless ways. She was a devoted mother and wife and enjoyed participating in the details of her families lives. Her friends appreciated her positive spirit and kind words when speaking of others, even calling her "Beloved Betty."
She was preceded in death by her husband.
Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca; sister, Linda; and brothers, Dave and Mark.
Funeral services are being held at Calvary Baptist Church, Cove at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 11, in a combined service with her father, Meyer Lewis, who died two days prior to her death.
In Montana, services will be held for Betty at the Assembly of God Church in Wolf Point Tuesday, June 16, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

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Sandra Lopez

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Sandra “Sandy” Lynn Lopez, 53, of Gillette, Wyo., died at home Wednesday on June 3, 2015.
She was born Dec. 13, 1961, in Tioga, N.D., the daughter of Glen and Lorraine Olson and the third of five children. The Olson family moved to Glendive, eventually settling in Wolf Point where she was raised. In 1980, she became a mother for the first time. A role which she executed so wonderfully and never retired from.
In the summer of 1987, she met Louis Lopez. He’d commented to her that he really liked a woman in dress. The next day she wore a dress, knowing she would see him again. Shortly thereafter she moved to Gillette. On Oct. 22, 1988, they married and the marriage united two families. They enjoyed every moment together. Spending time with family, friends and grandchildren were her greatest joys in life.  
She loved board games, puzzles, beadwork and riding Harleys with her husband. She was a member of the Wyoming Bikers Association – Northeast chapter, which helps chronically ill children in northeast Wyoming.
She is survived by her husband, Louis Lopez; five children, Kristy Isaak, Aric Lopez, Andy Kastner, Jennifer Kastner and Franscico Lopez;  11 grandchildren; siblings, Jerry Olson, Victoria Rice, Rebecca William and Stephen Olson; and parents, Glen and Lorraine Olson of Glendive.
She was preceded in death by her daughters, Rikki Kastner and Crystal Boysun.
A celebration of life was held June 8.

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Angel Garfield

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Angel Louise Garfield, 55, died June 6, 2015.
She was born June 4, 1960, in Wolf Point to Violet Hamilton and Rayfield Garfield. She attended school in Wolf Point.  
In 1979, Angel married Steven Lilley and blessed with four sons, Miles, Mylan, Colan and Carter; and daughter, Loni. They later divorced. In 1993, she met, and later married, John Laverdure.
Together, she and Johnny made their home in Wolf Point. They raised  granddaughters, Shelby and McKenzie and grandson, Jakobi.
She had a very warm welcoming way about her, with her beautiful smile and kind hearted, gentle ways. She will always be remembered for her warmth towards us and her wonderful sense of humor.
She is survived by sons, Miles Lilley,  Colan Lilley and Carter Lilley, all of Wolf Point; daughter, Loni Lilley of Wolf Point; seven grandchildren; siblings, Janell Hopkins, Lena Siljenberg, Cynthia Michaelsen, Paula Garfield, Harold Garfield, Jonathan Garfield and Alwin Dubois.  
She was preceded in death by sister, Susan; son, Mylan; and grandson, Jeeter.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10, at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel with internment at Chicken Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel.

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