Wolf Point Herald

Charlotte Tronson

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Charlotte C. Tronson, 79, died March 7, 2015, in Plentywood at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Winona, Minn., a daughter of Floyd and Alma Axness in 1935. The family moved to Medicine Lake, where she attended Medicine Lake Public Schools, graduating in 1953, and continued education in Omaha, Neb. She enjoyed a long career in the U.S. Postal Service as postmaster in Antelope.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin Tronson Jr. of Medicine Lake. They have made their life farming/ranching and raised five children, Kerri Hart of Enumclaw, Wash., Stacy Brunsvold of Sidney, Steven Tronson of Medicine Lake, Sharri Lunde of Medicine Lake and Stephanie Tronson of Fort Worth, Texas. She is survived by nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and a sister, Adeline Ueland.
She is preceded in death by a brother, Willard.
She was known for her many talents, some of which included cooking, decorating, quilting and entertaining. She was a gracious and lovely lady, known to be well-dressed and hair perfected.
Strong in faith, God lived in her life.
A service celebrating her life will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 12, at Medicine Lake Lutheran Church.

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Annabelle White Eagle

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Annabelle White Eagle, Good Hearted Woman, 93, died March 5, 2015, at the Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point.
She was born June 3, 1922, to Jesse (Wetsit) and Edward Bearskin in the family home at Lohmiller.  She attended high school in Poplar.
On April 12, 1946, she married Joseph White Eagle and they moved to Tacoma, Wash. There, Joseph started training to be a welder at the Bermerton Navy shipyards since jobs were hard to come by on the reservation. They had five children, whom they raised in Washington, California, North Dakota and Montana.  
She loved to cook and bake and so if a relative was having a birthday party, wedding, anniversary, a wake or funeral, she was the first one there with a pie, cake, frybread or maybe a couple of salads. During her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting and fringing shawls. She also loved to travel and visit friends and family.
In the last couple of years, her daughter Margaret took her everywhere.  She would visit friends and family in Glasgow one day and Williston, N.D., the next.
She is survived by her children, Darrell of Casper, Wyo., Georgianne Fish of Great Falls, Margaret Payne and Joseph White Eagle, of Wolf Point; adopted son, Curtis Ball; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.  
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; siblings, George Bearskin and Edith Thompson; and daughter, Laura.
A Funeral Mass was held Monday, March 9, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in  Wolf Point. Interment at Oswego Catholic Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Norman Lee Muskrat

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Norman Lee “John” Muskrat, known to many as Hindu, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point.
He was born on Feb. 18, 1962, in Poplar to Vida Muskrat and Clarence Longtree Sr.
He attended school in Poplar and later went on the Mormon placement program where he attended school in Mesa, Wash.
He would spend weekends with his sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Dusty Menz in Fort Kipp where he loved to ride horses.
He worked for many years at A&S Tribal Industries. He also was an avid firefighter in the summertime for many years.
In his later years, he liked to go for long walks and go fishing. He liked to cruise with friends and listen to music.
He is survived by his mother, Vida Muskrat of Poplar; sisters, JoAnn Russell of Poplar, Bonnie Menz of Fort Kipp, Pauline Granbois, Maria Youngman, Margaret Olson and Tara Longtree, all of Poplar; brothers, Clarence Longtree Jr. and Dennis Longtree, both of Poplar; adopted sons he helped raise as his own, Raymond “Sonny” Track, and Ira “Totz” Track, both of Brockton; his longtime companion, Carol Clincher; and step-children, Robin and Jo’e Youngman and Kristopher Boyd, all of Poplar.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Desmond Muskrat and Earlwin “Davey” Muskrat; and oldest sister, Catherine Russell.
A funeral service was held Thursday, March 5, at the Cultural Center in Poplar. Interment followed at the Poplar City Cemetery in Poplar. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Jennifer French Gilbert

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Jennifer French Gilbert, 53, of Culbertson died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Culbertson.
She was born in Portland, Ore., Aug. 24, 1961, to James French and Rosemary Baechler French.  She graduated from Pendleton High School in 1979 and from Oregon Institute of Technology in 1981 with an associate of arts degree in dental assisting. She later earned a pharmacy technician certificate.
She married Rick Gilbert in 1984 and had two daughters, Brittany and Rachael.
She enjoyed testing new recipes or creating her own.  Her special joy was cooking for family and friends.  She was also an accomplished seamstress and delighted in making Halloween costumes and special occasion clothing for her girls.  She was very involved with her family as a ranch wife, 4-H volunteer parent and sports mom.
She is survived by her husband, Rick Gilbert of Culbertson; daughters, Brittany and Rachael Gilbert of Culbertson; and her mother, Rosemary French of Culbertson. She is also survived by five daughters and one son by choice.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Culbertson. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Dorita Morin

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Dorita Bessie (Brown) Morin, age 51, went home to be with the Lord on March 4, 2015, at Great Falls Benefis Hospital.  
She was born Nov. 30, 1963, at Trinity Hospital to Beverly Buckley and Gerald Leo Brown. She grew up in Wolf Point and Frazer, attending both schools there, then went to Job Corps in Ronan where she graduated with a culinary arts degree. She worked at the Trading Post in east Frazer, McDonalds in Cut Bank and Wolf Point and various other jobs. Her first job was the White Star Laundry at age 16, one of her proud memories.  
She is survived by her husband, Andrew Morin of Hays; her mother, Beverly Buckley of Browning; sisters, Sharon Brown (Little Plume) and twin sister Donita (Bill) King of Cut Bank; two brothers, Roger (Norina) Fisher of Wyota, Raymond (Becky) Fisher of Cape Coral, Fla.; aunt, Louella Stiffarm of Hays; uncle, Lonnie (Kathy) Deserly of Helena; cousins, Mella Marlon, Moses of Hays, Milo Stiffarm of Minneapolis, Minn., Velma Haws of St. Anthony, Idaho, Clayton and Donald Reum of Wolf Point; nephews, Sam Birdtail of Cut Bank, Charles and Amanda Polchis of New Brunswick, Canada, and Jade and Buckley Cole Ackerman of Missoula.
Preceding her in death were her father, Gerald Leo Brown; Baby Girl Morin; and several uncles, aunts and cousins on both sides of her family.
A prayer service was held on Monday, March 9, 2015, at 7 p.m. at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel, 102 Custer St., Wolf Point, Mont. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel, 102 Custer St., Wolf Point, Mont. Interment followed at Chicken Hill Cemetery.  Condolences for the family may be left at www.claytonstevensonchapel.com. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
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