Wolf Point Herald

Darrell Shields Sr.


Darrell Selfred Shields Sr., 58, died April 18, 2015.
He was born on Nov. 7, 1956, to Kenneth Shields Sr. and Serena Necklace Shields-GoodSoldier in Poplar.
He graduated in 1976 from Busby where he played football as quarterback. He went to Eastern Montana College in Billings for journalism, where he met Angelina Lopez, whom he married, from this union Arianne Adelina was born. They later divorced but remained friends.
He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
He served in the United States Army and was discharged in 1980 due to health problems.  
He loved to be with his friends, family, children and grandchildren.
He met Ida Cantrell in 1989 and together they had three children.
He is survived by four children, Arianne Shields, Kimberly IronBear-Shields, Darrell Shields Jr. and Leslie Shields, all of Poplar; five grandchildren; three brothers, Kenny Shields Jr., Lester and Russell Shields, all of Poplar; and two sisters, Arleda Shields and Cheryl Cantrell, both of Poplar.  
He was preceded in death by brothers, Vernon and Myron Shields.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 27, at the Cultural Center in Poplar. Interment was at Fort Kipp Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.

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Charlotte Fisher

Charlotte Fisher, 68, of Bainville, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at her Bainville residence.
Her funeral arrangements are pending with Fulkerson Funeral Home of Williston.

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Carrie Smith

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Carrie Ruth Brooks Smith, 57, of Billings, passed away Wednesday April 15, 2015, at Billings Clinic with family by her side.
Carrie was born Feb. 8, 1959, in Glasgow, Mont., to Elbridge “Bill” Paul Brooks Jr. and Grace Marlene Brooks. She was one of three children.
She graduated from Frazer High School and then went to Northern Montana College.
Carrie was a branch manager for Cenex (Zip Trip). Carrie maintained a sense of humor and always had a good hearty laugh for all who were around her.  She was always ready to help her family in anyway. Her favorite job was being a grandmother. She loved to travel especially to her favorite gambling place Deadwood, S.D. and Branson, Mo.
Carrie was preceded in death by her father, mother and daughter Natasha Lias.
She is survived by her children, Sarah Cheatham, Casper, Wyo., Nathan Boedeker, Moore, Okla., and Jessica Boedeker, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and her grandchildren, Andrea, Keri Ann, Makynnah, Arquez, Bailee, Javon, Lane, Anthony, Hailee Dae and Raedyn. She is also survived by her siblings, Barry (Theresa) Brooks, Aurora, Colo., Twyla Sockness, Missouri, and Doug Boedeker, Indiana. She leaves behind her special friends, Karina Serrano and Darcy Ziegler; nephews, Eric Smith and Rory Anderson; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and her extended Cenex work family
Memorials can be sent to Barry Brooks, 710 S. Granby Circle, Aurora, CO 80012.
A memorial service and reception was held Sunday April 19, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cfgbillings.com through “Our Families.”
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Lauren Red Dog

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Lauren M. Red Dog, 54, died April 15, 2015.
She was born on Dec. 13, 1960, to Lawrence and Almena Red Dog in Poplar. Her younger years were spent in Fort Kipp, Brockton and Poplar. Later, she moved to Coeur d’ alene, Idaho, where she stayed with Laura and Larry Stevens whom she loved as much as her real parents until she graduated high school in 1978.
After graduating, she moved back to Montana, where she worked various job. The job she loved was being a CNA.
She loved hunting, fishing and anything that had to do with being outdoors.  She loved visiting with her friends and family, spending time with her grandchildren and playing Bingo with her family.
She is survived by her daughters Lunette GoodBird-Becker of Rapid City, S.D., and Michelle Red Dog of Poplar; long time companion, Darren Simons of Poplar; brothers, Maynard Hawk of Poplar and Edward Hawk of Levenworth, Kansas; sisters, Doris Red Dog of Wolf Point, Rhea Starr and Vearlene Red Dog, both of Poplar; four grandchildren;
She was preceded in death by her only son, Travis Spotted Bull; brother, James Red Dog; sisters, Pamela Red Dog, Carol Red Dog, Estelle Bear Cub, Kara Red Dog and Bonita Youpee.
A wake will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Poplar Cultural Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 24, at the Poplar Cultural Center. Interment will be at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Poplar.

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Ellen Babbitt

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Ellen Bowers Babbitt, 87, died April 8, 2015, at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, Wash.
She was born July 17, 1927, in Culbertson to Edgar L. and Ruth Jacoby Bowers. She grew up in Culbertson and graduated from Culbertson high school. She attended college in Bozeman, Billings and Great Falls, earning a degree in nursing.
She began her nursing career at the Montana Deaconess Hospital in Great Falls where she worked for many years. She moved to Seneca, and later to Walhalla, S.C., and worked at the Oconee Memorial hospital until she retired.
She had five children: Michael Miles, South Bend, Ind., Richard Miles-Babbitt of Missoula, Bonnie Miles of Edmonds, Wash., Susan Babbitt and Thomas Babbitt, both of Walhalla, SC. She also had six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She had two brothers, Jack and Ed Bowers; and three sisters, Alberta Clawson, Marjorie Burkitt and Joyce Erickson.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Bowers; and son, Michael Miles.
She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening and stained glass. She was very talented and creative. She had many friends at the Extension office in Walhalla that shared her interests.
Services are pending at Golden Corners Church in Walhalla and a later service in Missoula.

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