Wolf Point Herald

Jacob Hansen

Jacob Hansen, 94, of Poplar, MT passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at the Poplar Hospital.
Cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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William Beck

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William Beck, 82, of Poplar, died Aug. 27, 2014.
Born in Scooba, Miss., in 1932, he rode a Texas oil rig into Poplar at the age of 20 and met his bride-to-be that very night at the Fort Theatre. Pat and Bill were married for 60 years.
Touring in Europe while he was serving as military policeman in the U.S. Army, Bill and Pat were stationed in Germany. After his return to the states, he worked days for Anderson’s Appliance and nights for the Poplar City Police.
He opened Beck’s Electric in 1965 and sold appliances, boats, motorcycles and snowmobiles. His father-in-law, Roy Richards, operated the gun shop in the front of Bill’s store. He later sold the electrical part of the business, keeping the gun shop and running a farm/ranch north of Poplar and in the riverbottom.
He was a member of the Poplar Development Corporation and the Chamber of Commerce. He was elected mayor of the City of Poplar and served from 1989 to 1994. He loved his job and regretted that he had to resign when he moved outside the city limits.
They have three children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were planned for Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the First Presbyterian Church in Poplar, where he served as an active member and officer. Interment was at the Poplar City Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Viola “Ole” Marie Unruh

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Viola “Ole” Marie Unruh, 90, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.
She was born a twin on May 19, 1924, in Richey to Ben Richert and Susie
(Boese) Richert.
She graduated the eighth grade and later received her GED.
She married Ben Unruh Aug. 19, 1945, and together they raised five children. They lived on the farm in Richey until moving to Wolf Point in 1957.
She was always proud of her achievements as an X-ray technician at Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point.
She loved to play the piano/organ, which she learned to play in only 27 lessons. She loved to listen to her children sing, loved to bake and also loved working in the garden and the yard.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Unruh; siblings, Lillie, Josephine, Elvina, Andrew, Violet (her twin) and Erbin; grandson, Brett Lunder; and great-grandchildren, Jade LaRae Charette and Mackenzie Smith.
She is survived by her five children, Marco Unruh, Joyce Clemow, Lorraine Lunder, Clarice Charette, and Benita Neumiller; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 29, at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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Nina Busby

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Nina “Sugar” Busby, 59, died  Aug. 11, 2014, in Denver, Colo.
She was born Sept. 18, 1954, to Lloyd and Eleanor Lien in Brooklyn, N.Y.
She was raised in Froid; Beville, Texas; and San Diego, Calif. She graduated from Medicine Lake High School in 1973. In August 1973, she married Randy Parpart and in their union they had a son, Gene Allen. They divorced in 1976.
On May 29, 1976, she married Lloyd “Buzz” Busby and they had two daughters, Kari in 1977 and Tracy in 1978.
She had a huge heart and would do anything for anyone and made friends everywhere she moved. She loved to bake and cook for all occasions, school fundraisers, benefits, etc. She never let anyone go hungry. She also loved crocheting, word searches and spending time with all those close to her including her beloved pets. She had numerous “special” people in her life that became her “extended family.”
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Lloyd “Buzz” Busby of Culbertson; son, Gene of Billings; daughters, Kari Delagrave and Tracy Holum, both of Scobey; stepchildren, Elly Moe, Paula Franke and Jason Franke, all of Sco-bey; siblings, Elizabeth Pendland of Scobey, Lloyd “Chick” Lien of Las Vegas, Nev.; and 11 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by stepson, Tommy Busby; and grandson, Tarin Westby.
Cremation has taken place at A-Simple Cremation and Funeral Home in Denver, Colo. Memorial Services are tentatively scheduled for Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. at Bethel Church in Culbertson.

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Russell White

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Russell Allen “Nuts” White, Ta-Wasu-To, His Blue Hail, 57, of Oswego, died Aug. 27, 2014,.
He was born Feb. 20, 1957, to Margaret Faye White and Granville Hawley Sr. He grew up and attended school in Frazer. He graduated from Frazer High School in 1975.
He was always a hard worker and worked various jobs. He worked as a ranch hand for many years before he decided to go into politics. He was elected Sargent-at-Arms in 1999-2003.
He worked for Offtedal Highway Construction and Apollo Construction.
He enjoyed traveling to pow-wows and dancing, family gatherings, watching football, basketball and baseball, playing and umpiring softball.
He also was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed watching and cheering on Jackson Inc.
He was a great crew boss and fire fighter.
He loved taking his evening back road drives with his wife, Lupe.
He sang with the Red Bottom Singers in the 1970s and enjoyed cooking big pots of tripe soup or beef for family functions and feeds. He always honored his traditional Indian ways.
He met Lupe Hall in 1989. They married Nov. 9, 1996. To this marriage, they had a son, Justin, and daughter, Nicole, whom he raised as his own. He raised a nephew, Roger Dale White Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Lupe; son, Justin White; daughter, Nicole White; two grandchildren; brothers, Roger White Sr. of Wolf Point, Granville, Jr., Kuch, Chester, Morgan and Clayton Hawley of Hays, Richard Blount of Wolf Point, Tommy Blount of Frazer, Waylon Novy  and Michelle Blount of Wolf Point, Curt Standing of Oswego; sisters, Tammy Olsen of Miles City, Carol  Wallette of Wolf Point, Vicki Dahl of Williston, N.D., Melanie Cole of Frazer; adopted mothers, Ruth Todd of Frazer and Pauline Escarsega of Wyota; adopted dad, Joe Beston Sr. of Frazer; dads, Hank Flynn of Oswego and Harold Dean Blount of Frazer; brother, Sanford “Mick” Hawley; and sister, Faith Ann Hawley of Mountain Home, Idaho.
He was preceded in death by his mothers, Faye White and Sadie Follet Blount; brother, Sanford “Mick” Hawley; and dad, Granville Hawley Sr.
His funeral was held Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Oswego Community Hall in Oswego. Interment was at the Oswego Presbyterian Cemetery.

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