Wolf Point Herald

Richard Dale Russell

Richard Dale Russell,  48, of Des Moines, Iowa, formerly of Poplar, died June 7, 2015.
A prayer service will be held Thursday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 416 G Street in Poplar. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 19, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Poplar. Interment will follow at the Poplar City Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was entrusted with arrangements.

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Kristen Kirn

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Kristen Cale Kirn, 30, of Poplar died May 30, 2015.  
She was born on May 27, 1985, in Poplar to Albert Kirn Jr. and Connie Bird.
She was a beautiful person inside and out. She greeted everybody with a smile and a loving heart.  She had numerous friends and loved ones whom, she wasn’t afraid to tell “I love you” because she loved life to the fullest. She enjoyed playing machines, rummage sales or just hanging with friends and family. She held a very special love for her four  daughters and her son.
She is survived by her mother, Connie Bird; sisters, Trudy Eder, Ajaye and Stevie Kirn; brother, Albert “Boy” Kirn III; grandmother, Blue Kirn; special friend, Adam Colgan; and children, Kwyn, Kacie, Kali and Ashton Colgan, Kylie Gourneau.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, June 8, at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar. Interment was at the Poplar City Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was entrusted with arrangements.

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Dolly Boyd

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Dolly M. Red Boy Boyd, 76, died Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Billings.
She was born Jan. 16, 1939, to Jeanette Cloud and William Jordan Red Boy and was raised in Riverside and Brockton. She attended Brockton High School until the 11th- grade. It was then she met Wayne A. Boyd Sr. and they married Jan. 19, 1957, in Plentywood. They had nine children.
She held various jobs. She enjoyed each of them, but her longest employment was working for the Head Start program as a classroom teacher and later a transition coordinator. She also continued her education while working. She attended NAES College and Dawson Community College, eventually earning her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She retired in 2013 with 45 years in the Head Start program.
One of the greatest experiences of her life was in 1960 when she accepted Christ as her Savior. This marked the beginning of a lifelong dedication to serving the Lord, which included a family-based ministry and working alongside Wayne in a variety of church functions and evangelistic outreaches.
She often talked of a loneliness for Wayne and the years on the road and longed to return to ministry. She believed her love for the Lord and ministry was grounded in learning years ago that her grandparents Moses and Rebecca Cloud came to this area as Presbyterian missionaries, where they established what is now known as Makaicu Presbyterian Church.
Thursday, May 21, she was honored for her and Wayne’s ministry work together during the Native American Fellowship’s “All” conference in Rapid City, S.D. During this honoring, she experienced the powerful foot-washing ceremony and received several awards on behalf of her and Wayne’s 40-plus years of ministry work, which took them and the family across the U.S. and Canada. The family ministry continues today in various capacities.
Her joy was supporting her grandchildren in their various activities, sharing kindness and gifts with others and would ride around Poplar praying for people and the reservation.
Survivors include six daughters, Debi, Valerie, Jodie, Machelle, Waynette Boyd-Weinberger and Sharon Kidman; sons, Wayne Jr. Samson, Habakkuk and Maschil;  numerous grandchildren; sisters, Sharon Red Thunder, Kate Youpee, Millie Runs Through of Poplar, Jamie Youpee of Brockton; and brothers, Robert Youpee of Brockton, Russell Youpee of Poplar.
She was preceded in death by her husband;  son, Joe; step-father, Lester Youpee; sisters, Delores Red Boy and Linda Red Boy; brothers, Lester Youpee Jr., Joseph Youpee, Gary Youpee and Tommy Youpee.
A celebration of life was held Wednesday, June 10, at 1 p.m. at the Poplar Assembly of God Church. Rev. Wayne A. Boyd Jr. and Rev. Phil Hamilton officiated.

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Hazel Cantrell

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Hazel Mary Cantrell (Four Cane Woman), 82, died June 2, 2015, in Laur-el.  
She was born April 15, 1933, to Otto and Mary (Littlebull) Cantrell in Poplar. She attended schools in Poplar and Wolf Point, graduating with her bachelor’s degree from NAES College in 1990. She was an active member of the Southside Assembly of God Church in Wolf Point.  
She spent her professional life working as a licensed practical nurse, a drug and alcohol counselor and an educator. She enjoyed baking, crocheting, crafts, canning, camping, family gatherings, cooking, traveling, music and the arts.
She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Stephen Greyhawk, Emma Groat, Vivian Martin, Newton Cantrell, Ida (Cantrell) Youngman, Otto Cantrell Jr., Leonard Cantrell, Mary Wolfchild, Sylvia Cantrell, Arthur Cantrell, Virgil Cantrell, Yvonne Griffith and April Old Rock; her children, Cheryl Simmons, Harry Crom, Liana Bates Hall, Danetta Bates, Angela Bates, Anita Bates Trice;  21 grandchildren; 38-plus great-grandchildren; and 16-plus great-great-grandchildren.  
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, at the new Wolf Point Community Hall. Interment was at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Poplar following the services. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was in charge of arrangements.

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Karter Giles

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Karter Giles, three months, was born March 6, 2015, in Wolf Point and died May 31, 2015, at the Denver Children's Hospital in Denver, Colo. He was born to Honey Grandchamp and Andrew Giles.
During his short life, he made impressions on all who met him and was much loved.  
He is survived by his parents; one brother, Terrell; three sisters, Taylor, Savannah and Sunni; and  grandfather, Doug Grandchamp Sr.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Interment was at the Oswego Presbyterian Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point is in charge of arrangements.

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