Wolf Point Herald

Betty Rahn

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Betty Rahn, 58, of Lustre, died June 6, 2015, at her sister’s home in Walla Walla, Wash.
She was born Feb. 27, 1957, to Meyer and Ruth Eagle Lewis of Cove, Ore. While growing up, she enjoyed home economics and various 4-H clubs, as well as being very involved in church activities.
After graduation from Cove High School in 1975, she attended Prairie Bible Institute, then Northwest Nazarene College to receive her bachelor of arts in elementary education.
She started her teaching career in Jerome, Idaho, then went to Brazil to teach with Wycliffe Bible Translators for three years. She then returned to teach in Idaho at a Payette elementary school.
She married Raymond Rahn in 1995 and lived there on his farm. She was involved with AWANA and 4-H club leadership, enjoyed sewing and quilting, as well as being involved with farm operation.
She was an inspiration to many. Her gentle spirit and gift of encouragement frequently brought joy to those around her. She shared from her heart and quietly contributed to others in countless ways. She was a devoted mother and wife and enjoyed participating in the details of her families lives. Her friends appreciated her positive spirit and kind words when speaking of others, even calling her "Beloved Betty."
She was preceded in death by her husband.
Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca; sister, Linda; and brothers, Dave and Mark.
Funeral services are being held at Calvary Baptist Church, Cove at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 11, in a combined service with her father, Meyer Lewis, who died two days prior to her death.
In Montana, services will be held for Betty at the Assembly of God Church in Wolf Point Tuesday, June 16, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

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Sandra Lopez

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Sandra “Sandy” Lynn Lopez, 53, of Gillette, Wyo., died at home Wednesday on June 3, 2015.
She was born Dec. 13, 1961, in Tioga, N.D., the daughter of Glen and Lorraine Olson and the third of five children. The Olson family moved to Glendive, eventually settling in Wolf Point where she was raised. In 1980, she became a mother for the first time. A role which she executed so wonderfully and never retired from.
In the summer of 1987, she met Louis Lopez. He’d commented to her that he really liked a woman in dress. The next day she wore a dress, knowing she would see him again. Shortly thereafter she moved to Gillette. On Oct. 22, 1988, they married and the marriage united two families. They enjoyed every moment together. Spending time with family, friends and grandchildren were her greatest joys in life.  
She loved board games, puzzles, beadwork and riding Harleys with her husband. She was a member of the Wyoming Bikers Association – Northeast chapter, which helps chronically ill children in northeast Wyoming.
She is survived by her husband, Louis Lopez; five children, Kristy Isaak, Aric Lopez, Andy Kastner, Jennifer Kastner and Franscico Lopez;  11 grandchildren; siblings, Jerry Olson, Victoria Rice, Rebecca William and Stephen Olson; and parents, Glen and Lorraine Olson of Glendive.
She was preceded in death by her daughters, Rikki Kastner and Crystal Boysun.
A celebration of life was held June 8.

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Angel Garfield

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Angel Louise Garfield, 55, died June 6, 2015.
She was born June 4, 1960, in Wolf Point to Violet Hamilton and Rayfield Garfield. She attended school in Wolf Point.  
In 1979, Angel married Steven Lilley and blessed with four sons, Miles, Mylan, Colan and Carter; and daughter, Loni. They later divorced. In 1993, she met, and later married, John Laverdure.
Together, she and Johnny made their home in Wolf Point. They raised  granddaughters, Shelby and McKenzie and grandson, Jakobi.
She had a very warm welcoming way about her, with her beautiful smile and kind hearted, gentle ways. She will always be remembered for her warmth towards us and her wonderful sense of humor.
She is survived by sons, Miles Lilley,  Colan Lilley and Carter Lilley, all of Wolf Point; daughter, Loni Lilley of Wolf Point; seven grandchildren; siblings, Janell Hopkins, Lena Siljenberg, Cynthia Michaelsen, Paula Garfield, Harold Garfield, Jonathan Garfield and Alwin Dubois.  
She was preceded in death by sister, Susan; son, Mylan; and grandson, Jeeter.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10, at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel with internment at Chicken Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel.

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Edwin Fast Horse

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Edwin Fast Horse Sr.,  63, formerly of Brockton, died May 15, 2015, at his home in Tacoma, Wash.
He was born to Lorance Fast Horse and Victoria Tomahawk on Nov. 16, 1951, in Poplar.
He lived most of his life in Tacoma, Wash. He went to school in Brockton and went on to receive his GED. He also obtained his certificate in plumbing and carpentry.
He enjoyed going to pow-wows and listening to Indian music. He liked to watch football games and Indian movies.  
He is survived by four sons, Lawrence Fast Horse Sr., Troy Fast Horse, William Fast Horse and Edwin “Chief” Fast Horse Jr.; brothers, Lester Fast Horse Sr., Sonny Martin, Robert and Old Rock Martin; sisters, Lorna Martin and Rosa Boyd; adopted sisters, Francine LeMay, Kate Many Ribs and April Nation; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Elaine Fast Horse and Nancy Bauer; brother, John Eagleman Jr.; grandson, Pernell Dubray; and great-grandson, Dustin Scott Jr.
Funeral services were held Friday June 5, at the Brockton Cultural Center. Burial was at Riverside Presbyterian Cemetery.

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Robert Lingle Sr.

Robert "Bob" Lingle Sr., went to be with his Lord Oct. 4, 2014, at home with his family at his side. Bob was born in Wolf Point, Mont., June 5, 1928. He attended school at Elmont, Pasture Creek and Prairie Elk. Bob did many different things during his life, which included working with cattle in the Bear Paw Mountains, fixing fence and farming.
In 1950, Bob joined the military and served in Korea. When he returned from the military he worked in construction at Glasgow Air Force Base, at Fort Peck Dam and on the highway through Glasgow.
In 1960, Bob moved to Columbia Falls, Mont., where he worked for the Forest Service, Superior Lumber and Columbia Falls Aluminum Co., from which he retired in 1993.
In 1981, Bob married Ardith Spicher Tomkins in Columbia Falls, Mont. Bob and Ardith liked music, dancing and traveling. In 1993, they became snowbirds, going to Quartzsite, Ariz., until 2007 when they moved to Mesquite, Nev., for the winters. Home was Montana in the summers.
Bob was a member of the Columbia Falls Saddle Club, Back Country Horsemen, Whitefish Moose, Kalispell Eagles, Kalispell Lions, Rocky Mountain Rollers and the Northwest Montana Accordion Association, where he liked to campout at Lonepine for a weekend of friends, music and camping. He was also a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Columbia Falls and Mesquite Lutheran Church in Mesquite.
Bob is survived by his wife Ardith; children Bill Neiss of Sidney, Mont., Robert Jr. of Arizona, Mike of Columbia Falls, Rhonda Appleton (Clayton) of Columbia Falls, Mark of Chandler, Ariz.; step-sons Brian Tompkins (Diane) of Helena; Mike Tompkins (Kara) of Lakewood, Wash., Mark Tompkins (Carmen) of Friday Harbor, Wash.; sisters Beulah Monroe of Kalispell and Mary Bates of Wolf Point, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Goldie, brother Alvin and grandson Brenden.
A celebration of life will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 401 7th Street West, Columbia Falls, Mont., Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m.
Burial of ashes has taken place at Glacier Memorial Gardens, Kalispell.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to charity of your choice.
(Paid Obituary)

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