Wolf Point Herald

Russell White

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Russell Allen “Nuts” White, Ta-Wasu-To, His Blue Hail, 57, of Oswego, died Aug. 27, 2014,.
He was born Feb. 20, 1957, to Margaret Faye White and Granville Hawley Sr. He grew up and attended school in Frazer. He graduated from Frazer High School in 1975.
He was always a hard worker and worked various jobs. He worked as a ranch hand for many years before he decided to go into politics. He was elected Sargent-at-Arms in 1999-2003.
He worked for Offtedal Highway Construction and Apollo Construction.
He enjoyed traveling to pow-wows and dancing, family gatherings, watching football, basketball and baseball, playing and umpiring softball.
He also was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed watching and cheering on Jackson Inc.
He was a great crew boss and fire fighter.
He loved taking his evening back road drives with his wife, Lupe.
He sang with the Red Bottom Singers in the 1970s and enjoyed cooking big pots of tripe soup or beef for family functions and feeds. He always honored his traditional Indian ways.
He met Lupe Hall in 1989. They married Nov. 9, 1996. To this marriage, they had a son, Justin, and daughter, Nicole, whom he raised as his own. He raised a nephew, Roger Dale White Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Lupe; son, Justin White; daughter, Nicole White; two grandchildren; brothers, Roger White Sr. of Wolf Point, Granville, Jr., Kuch, Chester, Morgan and Clayton Hawley of Hays, Richard Blount of Wolf Point, Tommy Blount of Frazer, Waylon Novy  and Michelle Blount of Wolf Point, Curt Standing of Oswego; sisters, Tammy Olsen of Miles City, Carol  Wallette of Wolf Point, Vicki Dahl of Williston, N.D., Melanie Cole of Frazer; adopted mothers, Ruth Todd of Frazer and Pauline Escarsega of Wyota; adopted dad, Joe Beston Sr. of Frazer; dads, Hank Flynn of Oswego and Harold Dean Blount of Frazer; brother, Sanford “Mick” Hawley; and sister, Faith Ann Hawley of Mountain Home, Idaho.
He was preceded in death by his mothers, Faye White and Sadie Follet Blount; brother, Sanford “Mick” Hawley; and dad, Granville Hawley Sr.
His funeral was held Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Oswego Community Hall in Oswego. Interment was at the Oswego Presbyterian Cemetery.

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Daniel Burns

Daniel C. Burns, 76, a longtime Fort Peck and Wolf Point resident, died at the Lewistown Infirmary Aug. 25, 2014.
He was born to Don C.” Bing” and Ann (Ihnat) Burns Jan. 14, 1938, and grew up in Fort Peck. He graduated from Nashua High School where he excelled in several sports.   
He attended Rocky Mountain College in Billings, where he played basketball, coached and earned a bachelor of arts degree. He became a school teacher, coach and referee.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Burns.
Cremation has taken place. No funeral services are planned.

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Gabriel Young

Gabriel Young, 79, of Poplar, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at the Poplar Hospital.
The funeral service will be announced at a later date pending the completion of the arrangements.
Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Roseanne Grey Hawk Boyd

Roseanne Grey Hawk Boyd, 80, of Poplar, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Poplar.
The funeral service will be announced at a later date pending the completion of the arrangements.
Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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David Erickson

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David Arthur Erickson passed away Aug. 16, 2014, at his home in El Cajon, Calif., of a brain aneurysm.
David was born June 12, 1952, in Wolf Point, Mont., to Adrine and Irene Erickson. David attended grade school in Vida, Mont., and graduated from Wolf Point High School in 1970. He received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Biola University.
David married Carolyn Reed in 1975 and they had one daughter, Lisa Marie Erickson. They made their home in Wolf Point and California. They later divorced.
David worked many years as postmaster in El Cajon, Calif., and retired in 2011. David then began working at Bridgepoint Education until the time of his passing.
David will be remembered for his energy and enthusiasm for life, his readiness and willingness to help others and his creativity as shown in the many small businesses he started. His family and many friends will miss him.
But, David’s greatest joy in life was his daughter, Lisa. David always said that everything he ever did or accomplished was for her. And Lisa loves her dad.
Survivors include his daughter, Lisa of Hollywood, Calif.; his parents, Irene and Adrine Erickson of Wolf Point; his brother, Bruce (Tamara) Erickson of Fullerton, Calif.; his twin brother, Douglas (Rosanne) Erickson of Wolf Point, Mont.; his sister Elaine (Jeff) Long of Wolf Point, Mont.; his nephews, Jay (Loverty) Erickson, Brad Erickson, Jory Erickson and Tyler Long; and niece Bethany Long.
There will be a memorial service at a later date.
(Paid Obituary)

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