Wolf Point Herald

Barbara Grandchamp

12.25.14.Obit.Grandchamp Barbara


Barbara LaMae Grandchamp, age 77, died on Dec. 21, 2014, of cancer. She was born Dec. 31, 1936, the oldest of nine children in Poplar, a daughter of Joe and Leah Bauer. She attended Frazer High School.  
She married Dusette Grandchamp on Nov. 1, 1954, in Wolf Point. Over their years of marriage, the couple brought six children into their lives. Charles Bisbee came into her life and added one more son and two grandchildren to the family. Her children remember her for her abundant patience and endless kindness. Her family was everything to her and there was nothing she would not do to bring happiness and LOVE to them. She was dedicated to her family and friends and was gifted at bringing warmth and happiness to all she touched.  
Barbara enjoyed gardening, writing poems, crocheting, watching western movies and reading. She loved her grandchildren.  Birthday cards were given she never forgot your special day. Barbara was put in the National Library of Poetry and received numerous awards.  
Barbara is survived by three daughters, Peggy Jo (Mitch) Martin of Great Falls, Shelley Marie (Keven) Johnston of Poplar and Leah Renee Granchamp of Billings; three sons, Dale Eugene (Joellen) Grandchamp and  James Dusette Grandchamp, both of Oswego, Douglas Jay (Willow) Grandchamp and Loren Bisbee, both of Wolf Point; her partner for the past 14 years, Charles Bisbee; 18 grandchildren, Mike, Colette, Paulette, Michele, Mitchell, Gladys, Paige, Shelden, Tiffany, Doug Jr., Honey, Jay, Dusette, Ryan, Joshua, Alisha, Mike and Renee Bisbee; and 16 great-grandchildren, Marty, Jessie, Cole, Brandon, Barbara, Amirra, Rylee, Mason, Braydon, Kaymia, Riley, Lalla, Savannah, Lucas, Levi, Terrell, Taylor and Sunny — what an AWESOME Grandmother-Granny; four sisters, Debra Wright, Pat Arthur and Judy Fourstar of Oswego, Katie Bauer of Billings; and brothers, Joe Bauer of California and Edward Bauer of Oswego.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Leah Bauer; husband, Dusette; sisters, Joann Bauer and Joyce Stevenson, both of Oswego; brother, Sam Bauer of Oswego; and Mike Bisbee of Wolf Point.  
We want to thank all her many friends who brought her so much joy and enriched her soul. Mom, rest in eternal peace, we love you. The family would like to thank all who were a care giver to mom and helped make her final days comfortable. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Funeral services were celebrated by Pastor Steve Smith at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24, at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery. A feed was held at the old Wolf Point Community Hall following the graveside services. Condolences for the family may be left at www.claytonstevensonchapel.com. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
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Wayne Pawlowski

Wayne Richard Pawlowski, 85, lifelong McCone County farmer and rancher, died Dec. 12, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Williston, N.D.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 19, at the First Lutheran Church in Circle with Rev. Wade Brinkhopf officiating. Burial followed with full military honors in the Riverview Cemetery.
A full obituary will appear in next week’s issue of The Herald-News.

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Charlotte Caldwell

Charlotte Anne Caldwell, 45, died Dec. 20, 2014, at St. John’s  Lutheran Home in Billings.
A memorial service will take place in Culbertson next spring.
A full obituary will appear in next week’s issue of The Herald-News.

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Daniel McKay

Daniel Ray McKay, 25, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Billings.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 22, at the Activity Center in Poplar. Interment followed at the Riverside Catholic Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
A full obituary will appear in next week’s issue of The Herald-News.

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Norma Baker

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Norma June Baker, 80, of Fort Peck, died Dec. 11, 2014, in Billings.
She was born Jan. 8, 1934, in Great Falls to Harry and Bess (Kale) Van De Riet. She often spoke of her wonderful memories growing up in Sun River. She attended Golden Ridge Elementary and graduated from Fairfield High School where she enjoyed playing in the pep and marching bands.
She went on to attend Northern Montana College and briefly taught school in Bynum. While at Northern, she met Doug Baker of Wolf Point. They were married on July 11, 1953, in Choteau and spent the next 40 years of their life farming and ranching in the Sunny Side community south of Wolf Point. To this union, they were blessed with two children, Mike and Christy. Doug and “Normie June” were married for 61 years.
She was a master of domestic homemaking. She had a compassionate heart — loving all little children, while her grandchildren simply melted her heart. She was as a mother a disciplinarian of respect and honor.
She was a sharp keeper of the Cross N books and Doug’s partner in their farming and ranching operation. She was a caring and dedicated neighbor. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she served as deacon and was an inspirational member of the church choir.
She had an amazing unexpected “gotcha” sense of humor and could hold her own in a lively pinochle card game. She loved to sew, write letters to friends and family and stories. She enjoyed reading, needlework and gardening. She was very active in Farmers Union as a youth and music leader. She was as well, a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat and delightfully Dutch.
In 1993, they moved to Fort Peck to enjoy their golden years and make treasured family memories at the lake.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Harry Jr., Jack, Robert, Raymond and Jerry; sisters, Marilyn and Lavonne; and son, Mike Baker.
She is survived by her husband, Doug Baker of Fort Peck; daughters,  Christy Stensland of Wolf Point and Ann Baker of Great Falls; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Bonnie Crary of Choteau.
A celebration of life was held Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point.

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