Wolf Point Herald

Lester Alvin “Jim” Youpee Sr


Lester Alvin “Jim” Youpee Sr., died Jan. 11, 2015.  
He was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Poplar to Frank Youpee and Helen Lester Brush Horn. He was raised by his mother, Helen, and stepfather, Joe Brush Horn.
He went to Indian school in Poplar and boarding school in South Dakota. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1940 and was honorably discharged in 1943.
He married Jeannette Cloud Youpee Oct. 2, 1950, in Wolf Point. To this union, 12 children were born, Dolly, Linda, Sharon, Lester Jr., Joe, Gary, Bobby Sr., Tommy, Kate, Millie, Russell and Jamie. They also raised and adopted two grandsons, Sheldon Ray Youpee and Shilo Wade Four Bear, and a granddaughter, Jeannette Lorraine Youpee and adopted children Toni and Dewey Johnson, Joseph Red Star and Ida Good Bird.
He sat on the Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board during the years between 1955 to 1957, 1957 to 1959 and 1969 to 1971 and was also on the Brockton School board. He owned and operated Jim’s Standard gas station in Brockton from 1961 to 1974.
He had various hobbies that included Bingo, watching rodeos, watching the men’s pool league, playing cards especially Solitaire, chewing tobacco and sitting on his ramp hanging with Diondre “Tuffy” and Dante “Tiny Man.”
He is survived by his brother, Lloyd Youpee of Poplar; sons, Robert Youpee Sr. of Brockton, Russell, Sheldon and Illenda Youpee of  Poplar and Shilo Four Bear of Brockton.; daughters, Dolly Boyd, Sharon Red Thunder, Kate Youpee, Millie and Marion Runs Through Sr., all of Poplar, Jaime Kay of Brockton, Toni and Dewey Johnson of Medicine Lake; adopted children, Joseph Red Star of South Dakota, Ronald “Stinker” Crow, Ida and Arnie Good Bird, all of Poplar, and Aurelia Bets His Medicine of Fort Kipp;  numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bill, Louie and Leroy; sisters, Edith, Elizabeth and Helen; daughter, Linda; his sons, Lester Jr., Joe, Gary and Tommy; adopted sons, Shep Ferguson, Ernie Yozachippi and Richard Blue Earth; grandsons, Joseph Boyd, Kenny and John Jr., Rocky Clark and Baby Boy Yellow Horse; and granddaughters, Denise Kay Red Thunder and Danny Joe Youpee.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Brockton Cultural Center in Brockton. Cremation followed. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.

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William Brunelle


William Kenneth “Kenny” Brunelle of Wolf Point, Mont., passed away on Jan. 16, 2015, at the age of 73 years old.
He was born Oct. 4, 1941, to William and Lucille (Gourneau) Brunelle in Poplar, Mont.
Kenny was united in marriage to Margaret Eide on July 29, 1961, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wolf Point, Montana. They had three children, David, Kenny and Rachel.
Kenny and Margaret lived their entire life in Wolf Point after completing his education in automotive body and fender.  After returning to Wolf Point, he went to work for the Chevy garage for a short time before moving to the Tesoro Refinery where he worked for 12 years. He then went to work for the United States Postal Service for approximately two years before moving to the UPS where he worked for 24 years until his retirement in 2003.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, David (Dawn) of Bartlesville, Okla., and Kenny of Wolf Point; one daughter, Rachel of Wolf Point; sisters, Carol, Beverly and Cheryl, all of Wolf Point; grandchildren, Daniel, Lucas, Nathan, Marissa, Aaryn, Nancy White Horse mother of Jeffrey, Mara, Shay, Hailey and Cole; brothers-in-law, Cecil Berg, M.C. Hallman and Russell Swain.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Joan, Violet, Yvonne, Shirley, Rosie and Debbie; and one brother, Richard.
He was a hard worker all his life and number one provider for his family.  You will be missed and forever in our hearts.
A rosary was held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 513 Dawson St., Wolf Point, Mont. A Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at the Immaculate Conception Church. 513 Dawson St., Wolf Point, Mont. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point. Condolences for the family may be left at www.claytonstevensonchapel.com. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
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Arthur Turner


Arthur “Fritz” Raymond Turner, 97, of Jordan died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at the Garfield County Health Center.
He was born Nov. 2, 1917, at the family home south of Wolf Point in Dawson County (later McCone County) to Arthur H. and Augusta Turner. He attended country school where he received an award for perfect attendance in 1928 and 1929.
After graduating from the eighth-grade, he worked on various farms and ranches in the area and also spent time working on the Fort Peck Dam.   
He married Lura May Nelson on June 2, 1946, in Miles City. They lived on a ranch south of Wolf Point until 1948 when they bought a place west of Jordan. They farmed and ranched there until 1983 when they retired and moved to Jordan. Lura died in April 1995.
He married Elizabeth Winston Sept. 11, 1997, in Richmond, Va. They lived at the home in Jordan until October 2012 when they both moved to the Garfield County Nursing Home.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; four sons, Lynn Turner of Port O’Connor, Texas, Darryl Turner of Jordan, Lee Turner and Dee Turner, both of Wolf Point; and a daughter, Karen of Wolf Point; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, two brothers and his wife, Lura.
Visitation was held on Jan. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Jordan. A funeral service will be held Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. at the V.F.W. Hall in Jordan. Interment will follow in the Pioneer Cemetery in Jordan. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Jordan was in charge of the arrangements.

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Robert Archdale


Robert “Bob” Calvin Archdale, 63, of Bemidji, Minn., was called home to be with the Lord on Jan. 18, 2015, at his home surrounded by family and friends.
Bob was born on Aug. 5, 1951, in Wolf Point, Mont., son of Calvin and Patsy (Madison) Archdale. He was raised in Oswego and Wolf Point, moving to Bemidji, Minn., in 1997 with his sister Kate and family. Bobby worked with the ODC and DAC as a laborer for special handicapped services, earning a 10-year award for the work he did.
He enjoyed and was an active participant in Special Olympics, i.e. Unified Bowling, horseback Riders of Victory horsemanship, bocce ball and track, winning trophies and ribbons of which he was very proud. He enjoyed rodeos; bowling; Native American singing, drumming and powwows, diet coke; hamburgers; and french fries.
He is survived by his sisters, Kate (Hyram) Price of Bemidji, Minn., and Connie (Tharin) Schumacher of Wolf Point, Mont.; brother, Jerry (Jeannie) Archdale of Wolf Point, Mont.; nieces, Angie Swenson of Minot, N.D., Tuesday Rose of Bemidji, Minn., Carrie Sue Schumacher of Wolf Point, Mont., Melissa Granbois of Bemidji, Minn., and
Jhona Peterson of Wolf Point, Mont.; nephews, Theron Granbois and Jared Price, both of Bemidji, Minn.; and numerous cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Patsy (Madison) Archdale; paternal grandparents, Henry and Tina (Gives a Blanket) Archdale; maternal grandparents, Guy and Vicki (Sansaver) Madison; niece, Tera Archdale; nephews, Lee Granbois and Tyler Schumacher; and special aunt, Naomi “Beebs” (Archdale) Adams.
Visitation was held Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Olson-Schwartz funeral home in Bemidji, Minn. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Clayton Stevenson Chapel in Wolf Point, Mont. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wolf Point, Mont., with Father Martin officiating.
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Thomas Hayes

Thomas Harrison Hayes, 78, died of natural causes on Wednesday Jan. 7, 2015, at Village Health Care Center in Missoula.  
Tom was born June 16, 1936, to George and Dagny Hayes in Libby, Mont. The family moved to Scobey in 1948, where Tom graduated from Scobey High School. He attended both the University of Montana in Missoula and Montana State University in Boze-man, receiving degrees from each.  
Tom married Arlene Stahl in Missoula on Jan. 10, 1959. They later divorced.  
Tom began his working career in Wolf Point, where he was a history teacher and assistant principal until 1965. He then moved to Bozeman, where he served as the assistant dean of Men at Montana State University until 1969.
His last move was back to Missoula, where he worked until his retirement as the Director of Housing and Food Service at the University of Montana. After his retirement, he pursued his artistic passion as a silversmith.
Tom often spoke of his fond memories hiking, camping and fishing with his son in the Bitterroots.  Tom was quite the character and loved recounting a vast treasure of the stories of his life. His family and friends will miss hearing them.
Tom was preceded in death by mother, Dagny in 1993; father, George in 2005; and his only sister, Norma Adams in 2006.
He is survived by his son, Tom (JoAnn) Hayes of Missoula; an uncle, John Hayes of Plummer, Idaho; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
No services will be held at his request. A private celebration of his life will take place at a later date.
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