Wolf Point Herald

Arthur Ivan Bates Jr.

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Arthur Ivan Bates Jr.,  88, died Aug. 11, 2014, at Northeast Montana Health Services in Wolf Point.
He was born May 18, 1926, in Maxwell, Calif., to Arthur and Evelyn (Bakken) Bates. He grew up in California until he was 12.  In 1938, he moved with his parents and sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Bates Long to a farm south of Wolf Point.
He met Mary Lingle at a country school dance on Prairie Elk. They were united in marriage April 16, 1950, at the First Lutheran Church in Wolf Point. To this union, four children were born, Ralph, Leona, Arthur and Susie.  He raised his family on a small farm south of Wolf Point until 1972 when they moved to Slatsville, east of Wolf Point.
During his early years, he worked for his neighbor building dams and working cattle. He roped many calves at branding in the spring. He worked for McCone County for 13 years and hauled grain and livestock for neighbors. In 1970, he bought his first semi. He hauled rodeo stock for Marvin Brookman for 30 plus years. He worked gates at the rodeos until he was asked to retire.
He had to retire in 2003 after suffering a stroke. As a hobby, he started collecting remote control trucks and dirt-moving equipment.
He will be remembered for his willingness to help others, his arriving at least one hour early for any job, (this included taking his kids to school) and his many stories he shared about breaking horses, trailing cattle to Circle, and the many rodeos he attended.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Long; and great-grandson, Therin Zip-
He is survived by his wife, Mary of Wolf Point; children, Ralph Bates, Arthur Bates of Wolf Point, Leona Riley of Billings, Susie Mathisen of Gillette, Wyo.; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Friday, Aug. 15, at 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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Donald Nedrud

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Donald Vincent Nedrud, 67, passed away at his residence in Bozeman, Mont., from natural causes on Aug. 13, 2014.  
He was born Aug 3, 1947, in Havre, Mont. His parents were Vincent and Lillian (Huso) Nedrud. Raised in Wolf Point with his brother, David, he graduated from Wolf Point in 1965.
He attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and Montana State University in business.
He enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1970, married Jean (Hansen)
Nedrud of Wolf Point, Mont., in 1972 and was commissioned as an officer shortly thereafter.
He served as a battery commander for Culbertson then Plentywood for six years.
They settled in Bozeman and had two children, Jens and James, while operating several successful businesses.
Retiring early in life, Don enjoyed time with family, meals with friends and was always good for a laugh.
He was preceded in death by his father, S.V. Nedrud.
He is survived by his mother, Lillian of Wolf Point, Mont.; brother, David (Virginia) of Pocatello, Idaho; former wife, Jean of Bozeman and mother of two sons, Jens (Stephanie) of Bellevue, Wash., and James of Chicago, Ill.
A graveside service was held at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point, Mont., on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.
(Paid Obituary)

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Briar Paul Bauer

Briar Paul Bauer was born Aug. 3, 2014, to Tiara Paige McGee and Jacob Paul Benjamin Bauer of Billings. He died Aug. 4, 2014, at the Billings Clinic.
He is survived by his parents, Tiara McGee and Jacob Bauer; sister, Brooklyn McGee; grandparents, Ed and Sue Bauer of Oswego and Dan and Laura McGee of Billings; and great- grandmothers, Vera Beauchamp of Wolf Point and Alfreda Racene of Browning.
A graveside service was held Aug. 6 at the Oswego Presbyterian Cemetery in Oswego. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Scott Harrington

Scott Harrington, 22, of Billings, formerly of Poplar, died Aug. 14, 2014, in Billings.
A wake will be held Thursday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Poplar Activity Center. Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m., also at the Poplar Activity Center. Interment will be at the Poplar City Cemetery.

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Rebecca Low Dog

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Rebecca L. Archdale Low Dog, 43, of Wolf Point, died Aug. 7, 2014.
She was born Oct. 12, 1970. She attended school at Frazer High School and graduated in 1989.
She always had a beautiful smile for all who knew her. Family meant the world to her heart. She had a huge sense of pride when she would talk about her family. She enjoyed visiting with her family and friends, no matter how much she was in pain. She always had a smile and loved joking with everyone.
When she was able to work, she was employed at H&R Block. She attended Fort Peck Community College where she received a one-year degree in accounting. She also worked at the Silver Wolf Casino as a cook in her younger years and also worked at Frazer School as a paraprofessional.
She is survived by her husband, Jeff Low Dog of Wolf Point; brothers, Robert  Archdale and Raymond Bearhill; sisters, Victoria  Four Star-Adams and Olivia Four Star-Imlay, both of Havre; step-children, Jeff “BC” Low Dog Jr., who is stationed in Japan, and Alaric and Arieene Low Dog, both of Wolf Point; granddaughter, Amya Low Dog, whom she raised; adopted mother, Iris Anderson; and grandparents, Mary Hayes of Frazer and Henry “Prince” Brockie.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ivan Archdale and Roselyn “Toni” Jackson; and sister, LuAnna TalksDifferent Adams.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Community Hall in Frazer. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery in Frazer. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.

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