Wolf Point Herald

Althea EagleBoy-Wolff Full Obit

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Althea Rose EagleBoy-Wolff, 49, died Nov. 9, 2014, in Billings.  
She was born May 14, 1965, to Irene EagleBoy.  She grew up in Chelsea and Poplar. She went to school in Poplar and later went to Clearfield Job Corps in Utah where she took culinary arts.
Upon returning to Poplar. she had a number of jobs which included a pilot car driver and then at A&S Tribal Industries for a few years.
She also enjoyed playing machines, Bingo and, at times, calling Bingo. She was also a member of Poplar Women’s Pool League for a number of years and, of course, was top shooter.
In December 2003, she  married Allen Wolff. Although she didn’t have children of her own, she thought of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. As everyone knows her other true loves were her cats and dogs.
Everyone who got the opportunity to befriend her knew she always had a smile and a little gossip or a joke.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Rusty Black Thunder.
She is survived by her husband, Allen Wolff; and sisters, Steffie EagleBoy and Angelia Red Star.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 17, at the Poplar Activity Center. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Edna Loves Him

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Edna Marie Loves Him, 35, of Poplar, died Nov. 10, 2014, at the Billings Clinic in Billings.
She was born Dec. 23, 1978, in Poplar to Evelyn Loves Him-Scott and Henry White Owl. She was best known as “Pooh Bear.”
She attended and graduated Poplar Schools.  She worked as a substitute teacher at the Poplar Schools. She also worked at the Jungle Gym Daycare. She enjoyed being around children and loved spending time with and taking care of her sons, nephews and niece.
She enjoyed teasing  family and friends, putting puzzles together, fishing, cruising around, visiting, listening to music, watching pow-wows, hand-stitching star quilts, beading and was always willing to help those in need. She also loved decorating her house for the seasons.
She is survived by her two sons, Michael Loves Him and Landyn Burshia, both of Poplar; her favorite nephews she helped raise, Walter and Willard Loves Him and Elwayne Rush Jr., all of Poplar; grandmothers, Estelle and Lavern Loves Him of Poplar; step-dad, Robert Eder Sr. of Poplar; adopted parents, Maureen and Brad Gray Hawk of Poplar; sisters,
Joilynn Loves Him and Katie Eagle of Poplar, and brother, Emery Loves Him of Poplar.
A wake was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Poplar Activity Center in Poplar. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Poplar Activity Center in Poplar. Interment will be at St. Anne Cemetery in Poplar.  Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.

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BRETT NORMAN

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Brett Norman, 17, of the Lustre area, died in a motor vehicle accident east of Nashua, Mont., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
Services will be at the Evangelical Church in Glasgow, Mont., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at 10 a.m. Interment will be on his family’s farm near Lustre, Mont.
Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Mont., is in charge of arrangements.
A complete obituary will appear in next week’s Herald-News.

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Anita 'Midge' Toavs

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Anita “Midge” Toavs was born on April 10, 1946, to C. R. and Ailee Thiessen in Glendive, Mont. Early morning on Oct. 30, 2014, at home with her loving husband, Will, and special sister Fran by her side, she took Jesus’ hand and went home to be with the Savior she loved and served.  Her courageous battle with cancer was over. She has “fought the good fight, she has finished the race, she has kept the faith.”  II Timothy 4:7
Anita attended elementary and high school in Lambert. After graduating from high school, she attended Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho, for a year. Then, she attended and graduated from the college of Coiffure Arts in Billings, Mont.
Will and Anita were married Sept. 3, 1966.  Their first years were spent in Larslan, Mont., working on a farm. Then in 1969, they purchased a farm north of Wolf Point, where they raised three children, Kelly, Brent and Janelle. The joy of their lives are their wonderful grandchildren!
Every one of our blessings originate in the kind thoughts of our loving, heavenly father. One of our greatest blessings was in having Anita as a loving wife and mom. It is hard to put into words the essence of a life which brought us so much love, joy and happiness.
Many of us knew Anita in positions such as church pianist at Bethel Mennonite Church, Sunday school teacher, vacation Bible school teacher, worker in the Ladies Aid and Christian Women’s Club. She was also active in the local 4-H club.
Her love for people, her generosity and her hospitality were outstanding qualities. She was very compassionate to all the people in her life and very kindhearted. She had a sensitive heart, observant eyes and loving hands. She saw people through the eyes of Jesus. She would be His hands and feet. She had a servant’s heart. She took time for people.
Anita is survived by her loving husband, Will; son, Kelly (Michelle), their three children, Wolf Point; son, Brent, Wolf Point; daughter, Janelle (Josh), their five children, Fairbanks, Alaska; her mother, Ailee Theissen, Lambert; and brother, Jim (Judy) Thiessen, Lambert.
Anita was preceded in death by her father, C. R. Thiessen; and her sister, Corlea.
In memory of Anita Toavs, memorials can be given to Lustre Christian High School, 294 Lustre Rd, Frazer, MT 59225.
(Paid Obituary)

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Leola Van Atta

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One of eastern Montana’s last pioneering women, Leola M. Van Atta, 92, of Vida, Mont., passed away from natural causes on Nov. 6, 2014, at St. John’s Nursing Home in Billings.
Leola was born in Wolf Point, Mont., on Oct. 16, 1922, to Paul and Ina (McFarlane) Schillinger. She attended the Schillinger country school, Wolf Point High School and graduated from Billings Senior High School in the first graduating class at the current BSHS building, which then was considered to be on the edge of the fast-growing city.
Leola worked as a dental assistant, attended beauty school, and became a beautician. She and James Robbins Van Atta were married at Eglin Air Force Base in Pensacola, Fla., on Jan. 26, 1944. They made their home in Florida until Jimmy completed his duty with the Army Air Corps, moving back to Billings in 1946. The family then moved to Vida, where they worked the family farm. Although slight in build, Leola was a strong woman, working every aspect of the farm — especially after her husband’s death in 1977 — well into her 80s.
Leola was an active member of the Vida-area
community and will be widely missed, especially for her generous spirit, lively conversation and marvelous sense of humor. She was a longtime member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church Alter Society, Vida Homemakers Club, Wolf Point Elks Club, Vida Bridge Club and was a 4-H leader. She was known for her large, lush gardens and fabulous country meals.
Leola permanently moved to Billings in 2003.
Leola is survived by her sons, Larry (Shelley) and Duane (Terry), both of Billings; daughter, Judy Adams (Mark) of Springboro, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary Jayne Van Atta; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy; her son, Clint; her parents; and siblings, Cleone (Don Sass), Clyde (Monica), Thelma (Ray O’Donnell) and Clair (Edith).
Leola will be missed by all, but now is reunited with her loving husband after 37 years apart.
A vigil was held at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave. in Billings, on Sunday, Nov. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Funeral services were at St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church, 2055 Woody Dr. in Billings on Monday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m.
Memorials may be made to Montana Talking Book Library, PO Box 201800, Helena, MT 59620-1800; Blind & Low Vision Services, PO Box 4210, Helena, MT 59604; or the charity of your choice.
(Paid Obituary)

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