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Benjamin “Ben” Earl Nice, 79, a longtime Bain-ville resident, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 22, 2014, at his home in Bainville.
Born to Earl and Signe (Auverson) Nice on Dec. 7, 1934, he was raised and educated in the Sanish, N.D., area.
He married Betty Rudolph June 28, 1954, on the Rudolph family farm in Bainville. They were married for almost 52 years and from this union they had six children: Beverly Volske of Watford City, N.D., Mary Lambert, Robin Manning, both of Bainville, David Nice of Williston, N.D., Alice Luft of Froid and Dennis Nice of Sidney.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; and one infant grandson, Kent Lambert.
He always liked working in the dirt and grease. While living in Dore, N.D., it started with road construction, running huge earth moving equipment. He helped with the Million Dollar Way in Williston and Hwy 85 near Watford City, N.D. After moving to Froid in 1962, he worked as a mechanic at Steve Rudolph’s Chevrolet and did this for many years. He then started working at the county maintaining roads in the Froid area. In 1973, he and his family moved to Bainville where he took care of the roads for 30 years until he retired in 1999.
After retiring, they enjoyed fishing, gardening and camping. In 2010, he started his own battle with cancer, but this didn’t stop him. He continued to maintain the roads and mow in town and tending his garden until the very end. You could always see him and his dog, Rusty.
He leaves behind his six children; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Stan Nice of Britton, S.D.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Bainville Fire Hall in Bainville. Pastor Jack Scotson will officiate and interment of the cremated remains will follow in the Bainville Cemetery. Friends may call at the Fire Hall in Bainville on Saturday for the hour preceding the memorial service.
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Curt Halseide, 86, formerly of Culbertson and presently residing in Bellevue, Wash., died Oct 29, 2014.
He was born on the family farm near Sisseton, S.D., on June 28, 1928.
After high school, he enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Panama about which he often talked. A few years after his discharge, he came to northeast Montana to work for Ernest Rued of Froid.
There, he met and married Ivell Ryder of Froid and they had a daughter, Kim.
Curt and Ivell recently moved to Bellevue, Wash., to be nearer to Kim and her children.
He is survived by his wife, Ivell; daughter, Kim Brady; and three grandchildren.
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Gloria E. War Club passed away on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Wolf Point Trinity Hospital. She was 67 years old.
She was born on May 10, 1947, to Ben Azure and Margie Crantz in Havre, Mont. Gloria spent her life in Glasgow and Wolf Point. She was a cook and worked in many various places. She was married to Danny Delorme until his passing in 1973. She then married Tom War Club on April 22, 1984, until his passing in 2012.
She is survived by her only son, Robert “Boone” Azure of Poplar, Phillip, Derek, Lil Robbie, and Chassidy whom she raised. Gloria is survived by her brother Kenny of Wolf Point, her sisters Edna and Mary of Polson, her sister Belva of Sacramento,
Calif., Jerry of Billings and Patty of Wolf Point. She is survived by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Danielee “Sissy,” her sisters Philomene and Marilyn, her brothers Leo, Donald, Ben, Jimmy, Alfred and Marvin. She was preceded in death by her husband Tom War Club in 2012.
A visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at the Blue Sky Ministries in Wolf Point. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at the Blue Sky Ministries in Wolf Point. Services concluded at the church following the service. Condolences for the family may be left at www.claytonstevensonchapel.com. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point has been entrusted with arrangements.
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Patricia Jean Neutgens, age 84, died on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, from complications of head and neck cancer. She died as she had lived, with great dignity, concern for others rather than herself and as an exceptionally devout Catholic. She was a very spiritual woman who handled herself with remarkable dignity despite the challenges she faced at the end of her life.
Pat was born on Sept. 9, 1930, in Wolf Point, Mont., to her parents, Florian John Neutgens and Hazel Ruth Clocksin. She had four siblings who all preceded her in death: Betty Boyd, Jim Neutgens, Arlo Neutgens and Richard Neutgens.
She lived and attended school in Wolf Point, Mont., and graduated valedictorian of her class in 1948. She married Eugene FitzSimmons on July 10, 1948, and together they had three sons, Ray, Doug and Gary. Eugene, Doug and Gary all preceded her in death.
Pat was divorced in 1963 and married Norbert “Doc” Dougherty in 1973. They made their home in Great Falls, Mont., until their marriage ended in 1986. During these years, Pat traveled extensively and enjoyed those travels immensely.
In addition to raising her three sons, she worked numerous jobs. She was gifted with a remarkable mind and work ethic. Her favorite job was working as the first lay bookkeeper for the Ursuline Centre in Great Falls, Mont. She was very active in Cursillo through the Catholic Church. She became an enthusiastic Detroit Lions fan when her grandson Casey FitzSimmons played for them for seven years. She thoroughly enjoyed following his career on TV and at actual games when it was possible.
In July 2013, Pat moved from Great Falls to Washington state to receive medical care closer to her son, Ray. During that time, she lived in The Dalles, Ore., and White Salmon, Wash. In August of 2014, she moved into assisted living at Cherry Street Manor II in White Salmon, Wash. She had her friends call frequently and family and friends visited her almost daily.
Pat was held in high regard by her many family members and close friends. Her greatest love was to keep in touch with and be a part of the lives of all those who were dear to her. She had a strong moral code and an even stronger faith through her church.
Pat is survived by her son, Ray FitzSimmons (Joyce); daughter-in-law, JoLynn FitzSimmons; and her six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a Rosary at 2:30 p.m. and a Funeral Mass at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in White Salmon, Wash. Her ashes are to be buried with her parents in their family plot in Wolf Point, Mont., later this summer. In lieu of flowers, Pat requested that donations be made to the Ursuline Centre, 2300 Central Avenue, Great Falls, MT 59401 (406-452-8585).
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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.