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Vicki (Kluth) Millard died April 8, 2015, at Forest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss.
She was born May 8, 1962, in Wolf Point, the daughter of Don and Ilene Kluth. She grew up on the farm in the Vida community. She attended elementary school in Vida and graduated from Circle High School in 1980.
She lived and worked in Wolf Point until Aug. 3, 1984, when she married Joseph Millard of Wolf Point. Joe was in the U.S. Army and they left for Fort Bragg, N.C., in December of that year.
They moved many times in the next 20 years. They lived in Germany twice, Washington, California and ended up in Mississippi in 2001, where they have lived since. She worked at various jobs during that time.
After they purchased their first home in Mississippi, she enjoyed a big yard, planting trees, flowers and gardening. She then could also have a cat and dog, which, she always wanted, and spent a lot of time with them. Vicki was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hattisburg.
She was preceded in death by her baby brother.
She is survived by her husband Joseph Millard of Hattisburg, Miss.; mother, Ilene Kluth of Wolf Point; and her sister, Vonnie Bates of Wolf Point.
Graveside services were held Friday, April 10, at Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, Miss., with Father Ignacio Morales officiating.
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Heaven shone brighter on April 11, 2015. Patricia Lynn McGeshick, “Zitkanan Sha Wiya,” Red Bird Woman, joined her mother and grandmothers to be with the Creator.
Patty was born Aug. 11, 1953, in Wolf Point, Mont., to Fred and Joyce (Beauchman) McGeshick.
Patty was an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes and was also Ojibwe. She lived her life as she was taught by her elders and spoke the Assiniboine language.
She was baptized a Catholic and fulfilled her spiritual life when she embraced her Native traditional ways in the Assiniboine Medicine Lodge Society and Women’s Kinship Circle. “Our people believe we come from the fourth star in the Big Dipper. That’s where my family is at.”
Patty was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce; aunts, Florence and Darlene; and uncles, Patrick, Luke and Dean Beauchman.
Patty is survived by her father, Fred McGeshick Sr.; husband of 25 years, Butch Bell; children, Steven and Nikita; adored grandchildren, Ashton and Ji’ana; sisters: Florence Garcia of Billings, Marilyn Walls, Susan of Watersmeet, Mich., Lucy and Angie Kennedy; brothers, Fred (Rena) of Granger Wash., Rick, Joe and James of Wolf Point; adopted sisters, Rose (John) Morsette, Coleen Clark, Danna (Bill) Runsabove, Lanette Clark, Rosella Archdale and Rhonda Mason; aunts, Roberta Archdale and Mary Fullerton; adopted daughters, Leanda Birthmark, Winona Runsabove and Elisabeth Garcia; also numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends, Mary Gourneau and Elise and Jimmy Johnson of Ontario, Canada.
Patty was the director of the Family Violence Resource Center for the Fort Peck Reservation for nearly 30 years. She was a passionate champion of victims’ rights and believed it was her responsibility to help women and especially children.
She was the tribal prosecutor for the Fort Peck Tribes in 1982, was the administrative assistant in the Office of the Tribal Chairman in 1985, served as a criminal prosecutor for Adams County, Colo., in 1980 and the clerk of Tribal Court in 1973.
Patty completed a bachelor of arts in community studies from NAES College in 1994 and the Colorado Law Enforcement Academy in 1981. She presented at more than 240 conferences and received many awards for her hard work including Montana Attorney General’s Office: Victims Rights Award (twice); U.S. Department of Justice Certificate of Appreciation, Indian Child Welfare Advocate Award, Rocky Mountain Region; Attorney General’s Victims’ Rights Award, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., Indian Tribal Health Award, Montana Wyoming Tribal Leaders. She served on the board of Montana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, federal work group consultant for the Office of Victims of Crime, chairwoman of Montana Native Advisory Council, president of Montana Native Women Coalition and Montana Board of Crime Control.
God bless you, dearest sister. Your star lights the way for us. I will always love you, Flower.
Patty will be missed by all but would want us to continue to do and support the work she dedicated her life to.
A prayer service was held Monday, April 13, 2015, at 7 p.m. at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Her funeral was held Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Wolf Point Community Hall. Burial was at the Oswego Catholic Cemetery followed by a traditional four-day feast Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in the Wolf Point Community Hall.
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Ocean Ray Deserly, 21, of Wolf Point, died April 5, 2015.
He was born Jan. 21, 1994, to Betty White and Joseph Deserly Jr.
He was a very special and unique person to be around. He was a very humble person and was thankful for what he had. He was also a loving and caring person with a big heart. He was always there with a helping hand whenever he was needed. He always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell.
When he lived with his grandmother Geraldine, she introduced God into his life and, from then, he had belief in the Lord. As Ocean was growing up and until his death, he enjoyed teaching his little brothers, Son Son and Logan, how to fix and build their own bikes. When he was a young boy, the most important thing he loved to do was go truck driving and working with his dad. When he was younger, he always talked about being a truck driver once he became an adult to take care of his family. He also enjoyed fixing on vehicles with his dad and uncles. He always talked about the time he learned how to calve. He loved listening to his music, but most of all he loved hanging with family and friends just laughing, reminiscing about good times and memories he cherished. He loved the times he had with his mother talking about the memories they shared together as he was growing up. He also loved his Aunty Joyce whom he called mom as well.
He is survived by his mother, Betty and Harold Garfield Sr.; his father, Joseph and Brenda Deserly Jr.; sisters, Dezirae and Dakota Deserly, Vivian and Bobalew White-Lambert, Breannon, Madison, and Tinisha Baker, Evan Beston; and brothers, Elton, Logan and Dusty and Alexis Deserly.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Aaron Deserly and Harold Garfield Jr.
His funeral service was held Saturday April 11, at the Wolf Point Community Hall. Interment was at King Memorial Cemetery in Wolf Point.
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Thomas Dale Runs Through passed from this life on Monday, the sixth of April, 2015 in the year of our Lord.
He was born June 18, 1962, in Wolf Point, Roosevelt County, Mont., to Wallace and Ruby (Four Star) Runs Through. He lived 48 years in Frazer, Mont., and the remaining four years of his life in Wolf Point, Mont. He attended school in Frazer 11 years before starting work at A&S Industries in Poplar. He also worked at West Electronics, he assisted and helped the Senior Citizen meal delivery and home healthcare, cleaning yards.
Thomas was a lineal descendant of the Red Bottom Clan (Hudesana) Assiniboine Nation and also was a baptized member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, both of which held a special place in his life.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, auto mechanics, carpentry and was skilled in cooking traditional meals for the family. He learned auto mechanics by assisting his father and he in turn taught many of his nephews the skills he learned. He hunted and fished with his father and passed those skills to his nephews and nieces.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Ruby (Four Star) Runs Through; brother, Arthur Runs Through; grandparents, Andrew Four Star Sr., Gae Four Star Matthews, Marion Runs Through and Katie Runs Through Jackson; brother-in-law, Sherman Talks Different Sr., nephew, Rocky Clark; niece, Jolene Runs Through; and grandson, Bryce Onstad.
Survivors include Brenda Bauer (special companion); sisters, Marva Runs Through, Kathryn Talks Different, Debra (Sterling) Ramsey, Carol Runs Through Foote, Brenda (Leonard) Hollow Horn, Janet (Jake) Good Bear, Janeen (Darrell) Beston Sr.; brothers, Marion (Millie) Runs Through Sr., Wallace Runs Through Jr.; aunts, Shirlene Gleed and Arlene Jackson; uncles Floyd Runs Through, Mason Runs Through Sr., Dallas Four Star and Andrew Four Star; and many nephews, nieces and grandchildren too numerous to mention, but all remembered just the same.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the New Wolf Point Community Hall with interment at the Oswego Presbyterian Cemetery immediately following. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
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Marvin A. Baker, 86, was born March 17, 1929, to Forest and Berneice Baker in Wolf Point, Mont. Marvin passed away April 7, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.
He grew up on a farm in McCone County, Mont., and graduated from Wolf Point High School in 1948. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and serving four years, receiving an honorable discharge in August of 1954.
Marvin met and married Dorothy Vest in 1952. To this union, two children were born.
Upon returning home from the military, Marvin worked for PCA until he had the opportunity to purchase part ownership in Triple Supply, a farm and ranch supply store. After several years, he and his wife became sole owners. They retired in 1980 and moved to Bigfork.
Later on, Marvin and Dorothy divorced and, after several years of bachelorhood, Marvin met Judy Waymire and they were married and spent 26 wonderful years wintering in Mesquite, Nev., and their summers in Bigfork.
During his younger years, Marvin was very active in the Wolf Point community, serving on the chamber of commerce, city council, Jaycees and Masons and serving his community in any way he could.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his ex-wife, his mother- and father-in-law and sister-in-law.
Marvin is survived by his wife, Judy of Bigfork; daughter, Sherry (Nufry) Boysun of Wolf Point; son, Randy (Angie) Baker of Bigfork; as well as four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his stepsons, Sean Waymire of Wisconsin and Kirt Prestwich, Utah; and brother, Douglas Baker of Fort Peck.
A visitation was held for Marvin on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, from noon to 1 p.m. with services at 1 p.m. at Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home. Burial was at Bigfork Community Cemetery following the service Please visit www.jgfuneralhome.com to leave condolences for the Baker family. Arrangements entrusted to Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home and Crematory Kalispell, Mont.