Wolf Point Herald

Lorraine Jeanette Wakan Stormy

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Lorraine Jeanette Wakan Stormy, 82, of Poplar, died Dec. 29, 2014.
She was born Dec. 24, 1932, in Poplar to George T. Wakan and Bessie Wakpa Wakan.  
She married Clarence “Sarge” Stormy in 1956.  They were married for 21 years and later divorced, but remained friends up until Clarence’s death in 1998. To this union, seven children were born.
She worked at the Poplar Hospital for 20 years.  She was the head of housekeeping.
She was well known for making and sewing star quilts.
She raised five grandchildren as her own and had many great grandchildren.
She is survived by one son, Richard Stormy of Poplar; adopted sons, Jake White Bull, Narvin Chaser and Sheperd “Lips” Youpee, all of Poplar; one daughter Jackie Spotted Bird of Brockton; adopted daughter, Pauline Boxer of Poplar; grandchildren she raised including Mark and Michael McClammy, and Red Fawn Crazy Bull, all of Poplar, Russell and Alex Stormy of Spokane, Wash., and Luke Stormy of Somers; and adopted sister, Iris Grey Bull.
She was preceded in death by six brothers, Albert “Bacon,” Jesse, Felix and Julius, Wallace and Leonard Wakan; five sons, Richard, John, Jimmy,
Hotrod and Russell Stormy; and two granddaughters, Lorraine and Jessica Stormy.  
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 9, at the Poplar Cultural Center.  Interment was at Box Elder Cemetery near Poplar.  Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was in charge of arrangements.

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Timothy Clancy Jr.

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Timothy Ervin Clancy Jr., “Hootie,” died Jan. 4, 2015, in Billings.
He was born Feb. 17, 1956, to Timothy Clancy Sr. and Lucille (Chasing Hawk) Clancy. He attended schools in Wolf Point and was a full-blooded Assiniboine.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing and enjoyed spending time with his relatives and friends. He enjoyed cruising around and listening to “oldies but goodies.”  
He is survived by his sister, Virginia Clancy; brother, Joseph Clancy Sr.; Viola Clancy; sisters, Frieda and Phoebe Schindler; daughter, Faith Ann Clancy; and two grandchildren.  
He was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Clancy; sister, Mary Helen Birdsbill.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Wolf Point Community Hall.  Interment was at Oswego Presbyterian Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was in charge of arrangements.

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Bonnie Pipe

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Bonnie Pipe, 67, of Lame Deer, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at home.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 12, at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Parish in Lame Deer. Graveside services were Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the Chelsea Cemetery in Poplar.

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Patrick Beauchman

Patrick Leroy Beauchman, 77, died Jan. 9, 2015.  
He was born to Lucille and Ernest Beauchman March 11, 1936, in Wolf Point.
He married Norma Rush Aug. 11, 1959. She preceded him in death on Feb. 4, 2001.
He was a very kind person, willing to help wherever and whenever needed.  He worked for the B&A in Poplar for a number of years before accepting the position of personnel manager at A&S Industries where he worked until retirement.  
He graduated from Wolf Point High School in 1954 and, in 1990, earned a bachelor of arts degree in business from Rocky Mountain College.
He loved to play cards, especially Whist, with his family at holiday gatherings.
He was an avid hunter and was a member of the Wolf Point bowling league. He coached Babe Ruth Baseball. He was also the state champion marble player as a young boy.
He was honored to have served in the United States Air Force, stationed in Bermuda and Germany where he was awarded a Good Conduct Medal.
He was also preceded in death by his children, Kevin, Mark, Lynn, Kyle and Kimberly; sisters, Tootie, Florence, Joyce and Darlene; and brothers, Luke and Dean.
He is survived by two sisters, Roberta Archdale and Mary Fullerton, both of Wolf Point; a grandchild, Katee, whom he adopted; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A family service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 16,  at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wolf Point. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.

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James Samsel

James Edwin Samsel, “Jim,” 68, of Billings, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at home.
He was born Sept. 27, 1946, in Denver, Colo., to John Ethan “Jack” and Barcia Jane (Williams) Samsel. He grew up in Nebraska and graduated from Ogallala High School. He attended both Nebraska University and Colorado State University.
He worked in the family business, and later, he obtained his nursing degree from Northern Montana College. He worked at the Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point for 17 years until his retirement in 2011, at which time he moved to Billings.
He was active in Jaycees, both at the local and national level, where he made a lot of close friends. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus in Baker. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and watching sports.
He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Susan Jane.
He is survived by his brother, Steven L. Samsel of Canon City, Colo..
Funeral services were held at Smith Downtown Chapel in Billings Tuesday, Jan. 13, Private interment will be at St. John Cemetery in Baker.

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