Wolf Point Herald

Alice Georgiana Billy

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ROCKY BOY — Alice Georgiana Billy, 77, of Rocky Boy died of natural causes Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at her home surrounded by family and friends.  
Wake services will begin Thursday, Sept. 4, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rocky Boy, with traditional services starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 5.  Burial is to follow at the Billy family cemetery overlooking the family ranch. Arrangements have been entrusted to Holland and Bonine Funeral Home.
Alice was born to George and Rozella Gregg on Aug. 26, 1937, and married Melvin Billy Sr. of Rocky Boy on Nov. 22, 1954. Her Indian name is “Feather Woman.” Alice enjoyed going to the Northern Winz Casino to gamble and visit with her many friends, attending rodeos, watching sporting events, doing yard work, and above all, spending time with her grand and great grand kids.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Billy; father and mother, George and Rozella Gregg; and an infant son, Everett Samuel Billy.  
She is survived by her children Leslie Billy, Keith (Wanda) Billy, Frank Billy, Michelle Billy, Cameron (Cory) Billy of Rocky Boy; Twila (Terry) Grant of Big Sandy; Terrance Kim (Melody) Billy of Wolf Point; Melvin Jr. (Janice) Billy of Browning; and Shawn (Kayleen) Billy of Graybull, WY; 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; a brother Lloyd Billy and two sisters, Jenny LaSalle and Mary Billy of Rocky Boy.
The family would like to thank the staff members of Northern Montana Hospital and Northern Montana Care Center for all their support. The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to family and friends for all the prayers and support during the last few months of her life.
(Paid Obituary)

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Lola Wetsit

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Lola Marie Wetsit, 68, died Aug. 30, 2014.
She was born Feb. 13, 1946, in Poplar to Ruth Hawk Brock.
She married an Air Force man, Victor Romero, in 1963. They lived in Tachakawa, Japan, for three years and had two children, Laura Romero and Victor “Jake” Romero, to accompany the oldest daughter, Ruth Williams.  They moved back to the United States in 1967. They later divorced.
She married Gerald Jackson in 1971. He was also in the U.S. Military (Army) and they traveled. They had two children, Joshua Jackson and Leigh Ann Jackson. They later divorced.
She then met and married Bootsie Wetsit in 1982 and was with him until his death.
She worked various jobs throughout her life. She was a nurse’s aide at the Faith Home.
She also worked at the Wolf Point Head Start for about 13 years. She loved every moment working with the children. She always had funny stories about how fun they were.  She retired in 2009 due to medical problems.
She enjoyed fishing and attending pow-wows. She loved watching the Seattle Seahawks and playing her machines at the Silverwolf Casino.
She loved life and fought hard to live it right until the end.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Laura Romero; and brothers William Williams, Kermit Brock and Kevin Brock.
She is survived by children, Ruth Williams, Victor Romero Jr., Joshua Jackson and Leigh Ann Jackson, all of Wolf Point; siblings; Ronald Williams of Wolf Point, Ernie Christianson of Dillon, MT, Emby Christianson of Dillon, Mary Williams of Wolf Point, Eugene Brock of Wolf Point, and Sharon Brock of Wolf Point; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.  
Her funeral was held Sept. 6 at the United Dakota Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m.

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Bernice Hummer

Bernice Neufeld Hummer, 88, of Alexandria, Va., died  at her home Saturday morning, Aug. 30, 2014.
She left her hometown of Wolf Point at age 17 to work for the FBI in Washington, D.C.
She married Beverly Traylor Hummer in 1948 and spent the rest of her life in Virginia.
She lived defiantly with her cancer for more than eight years.
She is survived by a brother, Harvey; sister, Vernell Knapp; children Karen Fort, Beverly Traylor and Michael Severyn; and three grandchildren.

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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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