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Leslie "Les" Ralph Lloyd, 69, died July 14, 2015, at his home in Wolf Point.
He was born in Kittanning, Pa., on Oct. 10, 1945, and was raised in Allegheny Township, Pa. He received his education there until graduating from Kiski High in 1964.
Upon graduation, his first job was for Ludlum Steel Mill as a steel tech. He went on to manage and operate a service station in Natrona Heights, Pa. He continued working various jobs throughout his life, always finding time to buy and sell cars.
After meeting Harriet Richard, they wed in 1966 and had two daughters, Tammy and Lisa. The family lived in Pennsylvania until 1981 when he made his way to Montana, following in the footsteps of his parents and his brother, Larry.
Shortly after arriving in Montana, he met Cathy Vandall, who he affectionately called Effie. They married in February 1983 and he became a father to her four children. They added one son, Nathan Lloyd, to their family.
Dear to his heart was spending time with family, his children and grandchildren and faithful four-legged companion, Montana.
He enjoyed pursuing antique cars, camping, hunting, fishing and loved to travel. During his travels, he was an expert at meeting new people through buying and trading. He was one of "Tradio's" biggest fans. Anyone who met him knew they had found a one-of-a-kind. He showed compassion for all people, stemming from his deep faith and love of the Lord.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy Lloyd of Nashua; sons, Frank Vandall of Glasgow, Wayne Vandall of Nashua and Nate Lloyd of Glasgow; daughters, Shirley Green of Glasgow, Faye Vondell of Newtown, N.D., Tammy Lloyd of Spring Church, Pa., Lisa Goodman of Ford Cliff, Pa., and Peace Oliviero of West Caldwell, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Lloyd of Glasgow; and sister, Shirley Chizer of Arnold, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Lyla Lloyd; and brothers, Ralph and Ron Lloyd.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 21, at the Assembly of God Church in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was in charge of the arrangements.
Written by John Plestina
Robert Stephen Garfield, 28, of Wolf Point died Saturday, July 11, 2015.
He was born Feb. 13, 1987, to Harold Paul Garfield and Kathleen Aylene Ozborne in Wolf Point. He was an enrolled tribal member of Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes. He grew up in Wolf Point where he also attended school to grade 11.
His grandmother, Violet Hamilton, raised him until her death Dec. 8, 2001. She was the core of Robert’s apple and as her diabetes progressed, he took care of her. As a child, he loved spending time with his cousins.
But his greatest love was his father, Harold Garfield. Spending time with his father fishing, working on cars, or hunting, were moments he lived for. He took after his dad and loved working on vehicles. Relative, friend or stranger, if your “war pony” broke down, he would offer help.
He loved the outdoors, especially fishing. He would later share those moments with his son, Taven. He loved going to a good pow-wow, seeing old friends and enjoying an Indian taco or two. His favorite pastime was with his family, joking and laughing.
He is survived by his sons, Taven True and Robert Jr.; daughter, Angelina; father, Harold Garfield Sr. (Betty); mother, Kathleen Ozborne; and sisters, Farrah, Heaven Onstad, Arianna Garfield, Madison Garfield, Jatonna Garfield and Jaqueline Garfield,
He was preceded by his brother, Harold Garfield Jr.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 17, at the new Wolf Point Community Hall. Interment followed at Chicken Hill Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was entrusted with arrangements.
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Gordon Moses Desjarlais, 70, died at Trinity Hospital July 13, 2015.
He was born March 7, 1945, in Belcourt, N.D., to Alfred and Mary Louise (Dubois) Desjarlais. He moved to Wolf Point in 1950 and lived here until his death.
He met Violet Dionne in 1966 and they were married June 9, 1967. They celebrated 48 years together.
He worked for Woods Power Grip for 12 years and was forced to retire in 1992 due to health problems.
He is survived by his wife, Violet; and stepsons Richard Dionne of Poplar and Jeff Dionne of Laurel; stepdaughters, Janice Moran of Wolf Point, Brenda Flynn of Wolf Point, Connie Stump Sr. of Williston, N.D., Sandra Lewis of Arlee, Susan Alzinki of Fairbault, Minn., 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Eddy and Norman; and sisters, Theresa, Rose, Virginia, Vita and Rita.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 17, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was entrusted with arrangements.
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Ann Kuebler, 96, of Elgin, N.D., died Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at the Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center in Elgin.
Ann Pankratz was born on Sept. 4, 1918, in Vida to Robert and Elizabeth (Schock) Pankratz. She grew up on a farm near Vida where her parents homesteaded.
She attended a local country school and Schillinger High School.
She worked at various jobs following her schooling including Steele’s Hospital, a maternity home. During World War II, she moved to Seattle, Wash., where she worked at Boeing Aircraft as a welder.
She was united in marriage to Herman Kuebler on Aug. 15, 1936, at Wolf Point. They owned and operated several grocery stores over the years, mostly in California. In 1968, they moved to Saco. Born to this union were seven children.
Herman died Dec. 14, 2003. She then moved to Elgin following his death.
She enjoyed sewing and crafting as well as getting together for family dinners.
Surviving family members include her five daughters, Dorothy Courtway, Maxine Doughty, Donna Sutton, all of Elgin, N.D., Sandra Kuebler-Riggs of Great Falls and Barbara Brookie of Saco; two sons, Robert Kuebler of Elgin, N.D., and Charles Kuebler of California; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Stella Breitmeier of Harlem and Elizabeth Derbyshire of Havre.
She was also preceded in death by eight siblings.
The graveside service was held Monday, July 20, at the Vida Cemetery at Vida.
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Laurence Joseph Fouhy, 91, of Scobey died July 6, 2015, at home.
He, along with twin sister Lauretta, was born in Battleson, north of Peerless, July 22, 1924, to Robert and Christina Fouhy.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in World War II in 1943 and served with the 2nd Calvary in a reconnaissance unit. He was a “cannoneer,” a machine gunner on a halftrack in the European Theatre, and was awarded a Purple Heart.
In 1946, when he returned from the war, Laurence and his brother Charlie bought land northeast of Richland. They farmed and ranched together until 1992 as the L-C Ranch known as Fouhy Bros. Inc.
He met Nellie Trotter at a New Year’s Eve dance and they were married in November 1952 in Nashua. They split their time between Scobey and the ranch and, when Laurence retired, began to live year-round in Scobey. He and Nellie began their stained-glass hobby and many beautiful and unique pieces were crafted.
He was very community-minded and progressive. He prided himself on being honest, while always speaking his mind. Integrity, loyalty, hard work, being responsible, respectful and having a good sense of humor defined him.
He is survived by his daughters, Mary Kay Thurston of Bozeman, Laura Krauth of Wolf Point and Vicki Canfield of Scobey; and daughter-in-law Jennifer Fouhy of Hillsboro, Ore.; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Nellie; son, Raymond; grandson, Colton Canfield; all his brothers and sisters; and a great-grandson.
His funeral service was held July 10, 2015, at St. Phillips Catholic Church in Scobey. Inurnment was at Daniels County Cemetery.