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Mildred First

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Mildred “Millie” Nadean First, 48, died Nov. 15, 2014, at Saint Vincent Hospital in Billings.
Her Dakota name was Wacah’ga Yuha Mani Wi, Walks with the Sweet Grass, given to her by the late Eva McKay from Sioux Valley, Manitoba, Canada. She was born Dec. 28, 1965, to Reno and Gladys First in Poplar. She attended school in Brockton participating in football, basketball and cheerleading. She also attended Four Winds High School in Fort Totten, N.D.
She worked as a waitress, home health care worker, tribal election judge and housekeeper in Wolf Point.
She liked to visit with family and friends, always having a good laugh with them, taking a nice cruise and listen to ‘80s and ‘90s music.
She is survived by a son, Cory Schindler; brothers, Del, Tuffy and Wayne First of Fort Kipp, Eugene Hale Sr. and Douglas Sevginy of Spirit Lake, N.D., Merval Sherman of Parshall N.D.,  Joe Sherman of Spirit Lake, N.D., Richard GreyBull of Virginia and Joel GreyBull of Poplar; adopted sister, Hope Montoya, who Millie resided with at the time of her death; grandmothers, Nellie Silk of Wolf Point and Lorraine Stormy of Poplar.
She was preceded in death by her son, Anthony Kane First; and sister, Lois Ann Lawrence.    
A family service was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Funeral Home in Wolf Point. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Jim BlackDog Activity Center in Fort Kipp. Interment will be at Fort Kipp Cemetery in Fort Kipp. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Ronald Buckles Sr.


Ronald W. Buckles Sr.,  74, of Poplar, died Nov. 16, 2014.
He was born Oct. 24, 1940, in Poplar to Fred and Lorena Buckles. They lived in the Oswego area and he attended school in Frazer,  graduating in 1958.
He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1961 and retired in 1983.
In 1967, he married Patricia Pitt of Poplar. They had three children together, Ronald Jr. “Custer,” Julia and Paula.
He is survived by his daughters, Julia Gray Hawk of Poplar and Paula Rankin of Poplar; seven grandchildren; two great- granddaughters; brothers, Jim Buckles of Poplar, Fred Buckles of Spokane, Wash., and Robert Buckles of Wolf Point.
He was preceded in death by wife, Patricia; son, Ronald, Jr. “Custer;” sister, Roberta; and brothers, Thomas and Duane.
A vigil will be held Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar.  Interment with full military honors will follow at the Poplar City Cemetery.  Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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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, 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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