Wolf Point Herald

Bonnie Pipe


Bonnie Pipe, 67, of Lame Deer, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at home.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 12, at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Parish in Lame Deer. Graveside services were Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the Chelsea Cemetery in Poplar.

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Patrick Beauchman

Patrick Leroy Beauchman, 77, died Jan. 9, 2015.  
He was born to Lucille and Ernest Beauchman March 11, 1936, in Wolf Point.
He married Norma Rush Aug. 11, 1959. She preceded him in death on Feb. 4, 2001.
He was a very kind person, willing to help wherever and whenever needed.  He worked for the B&A in Poplar for a number of years before accepting the position of personnel manager at A&S Industries where he worked until retirement.  
He graduated from Wolf Point High School in 1954 and, in 1990, earned a bachelor of arts degree in business from Rocky Mountain College.
He loved to play cards, especially Whist, with his family at holiday gatherings.
He was an avid hunter and was a member of the Wolf Point bowling league. He coached Babe Ruth Baseball. He was also the state champion marble player as a young boy.
He was honored to have served in the United States Air Force, stationed in Bermuda and Germany where he was awarded a Good Conduct Medal.
He was also preceded in death by his children, Kevin, Mark, Lynn, Kyle and Kimberly; sisters, Tootie, Florence, Joyce and Darlene; and brothers, Luke and Dean.
He is survived by two sisters, Roberta Archdale and Mary Fullerton, both of Wolf Point; a grandchild, Katee, whom he adopted; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A family service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 16,  at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wolf Point. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.

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James Samsel

James Edwin Samsel, “Jim,” 68, of Billings, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at home.
He was born Sept. 27, 1946, in Denver, Colo., to John Ethan “Jack” and Barcia Jane (Williams) Samsel. He grew up in Nebraska and graduated from Ogallala High School. He attended both Nebraska University and Colorado State University.
He worked in the family business, and later, he obtained his nursing degree from Northern Montana College. He worked at the Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point for 17 years until his retirement in 2011, at which time he moved to Billings.
He was active in Jaycees, both at the local and national level, where he made a lot of close friends. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus in Baker. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and watching sports.
He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Susan Jane.
He is survived by his brother, Steven L. Samsel of Canon City, Colo..
Funeral services were held at Smith Downtown Chapel in Billings Tuesday, Jan. 13, Private interment will be at St. John Cemetery in Baker.

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Lester Youpee Sr.

Lester Alvin Youpee Sr., “Jim,” 92, of Brockton, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.
A wake was held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Brockton Cultural Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Brockton Cultural Center in Brockton. Cremation will follow. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.

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Lori Faith Big Talk Lone Bear


Lori Faith Big Talk Lone Bear, “Her Star Woman,” 45, died Dec. 27, 2014, in Brockton.
She was born Jan. 22, 1969, in Poplar to Vera and Matthew Big Talk Sr.  
She was raised in Brockton by her grandparents, Faye Bird and William Conklin for a short time.  The family moved to Bismarck, N.D., for a short time where she participated in Tai Kwon Do and Jin-Jitsu.
When she returned to Brockton, she brought martial arts back with her. Along with Monty Yellow Bird, they held classes at the cultural center. When she was in school in Brockton, she was on the drill team.  She was also a women’s traditional dancer from her teen years to her 20s.
She was employed as a CNA and also a flagger.  
She enjoyed all the time she could get with her grandchildren. She was very caring when it came to children.
She had enjoyed all the time she spent with her numerous friends and relatives that came to spend time with her. She was always spending time with her aunt Ducky Bird.
You could also find her doing another of her favorite things by cruising and arguing with friends.  
On New Year’s Eve 1996, she married Max Lone Bear. He precedes her in death with their son who died in April 1997. She is also preceded in death by her brother, Matthew James Big Talk, Jr.; sister, Lisa Big Talk.
She is survived by her children, William Thomas Big Talk, Robert Ben Azure Jr., Michael Wade Thomas and Mistty Jade Thomas; and five grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Jan. 3, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar.  Rite of committal followed at Riverside Catholic Cemetery in Brockton. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point assisted the family with arrangements.

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