For the Record
November 2008 Obituaries
SEQUIM, Wash. -— Chad Martin Stanislaw of Carlsborg, WA, died
peacefully in his sleep at his mother’s home in Sequim, WA. after a
gallant battle with liver failure. Chad was born September 5, 1968 in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is the son of Norma and Peter Paul Stanislaw.
spent the first 11 years in Iowa and then traveled to Port Angeles, WA,
with his mom and his sister Tami, in 1979. He attended schools in Port
Angeles, WA where he received his GED. He also took surveying classes
at colleges in Port Angeles and Montana.
Chad had many jobs
including delivering newspapers and mowing lawns as a boy. Later he was
a wood puller in several different mills, worked on a tree farm, was a
fish processor, a vacuum salesman and cleared trails and made
campgrounds for the DNR.
Chad’s greatest joy was spending time
with his friends and family, hunting, fishing, hiking, playing
football, camping and participating in the sweat lodge. He also had a
special interest in history and could discuss old topics such as the
war of 1812 like it had happened yesterday. He thoroughly enjoyed
having deep discussions on every subject. He also liked to understand
why people did what they did and it was not uncommon for him to call
his Mom and ask: “Now why would someone say or do that?"
As a young boy, he loved to hike Hurricane Ridge
uncles Mark and Doug. He enjoyed board games and just recently started
playing “Risk" again with those same uncles and his cousin Dustin.
Chad’s sense of humor brought enormous joy to all
who knew him.
Some of you may have heard him answer his phone with: “Chad’s pad, Dave
Chad truly loved animals and children and had a
concern for their welfare but never wanted to be responsible for them
himself. His favorite saying when hanging up the phone with his sister
Tami was: “Beat your children for me." Meaning: “Tell them I love
Chad was pretty straightforward and if you asked a
question you would get an honest answer. Chad was a great listener,
which is probably why he had so many friends. His mom remembers when he
was in grade school and he would “counsel" his classmates over the
phone. If Chad knew you, he cared about you, deeply. He was also a boy
scout and received many awards for his outstanding integrity and
character. Chad enjoyed people of all kinds and felt comfortable
discussing a wide range of topics with each one.
He also loved
to watch the changes that would occur in each and every season...he
loved the fall the best and especially Halloween because he enjoyed
dressing up in costumes. He became the Character and was a delight to
Chad’s nomadic life started at an early age. He
went on a trip
when he was five years old to Canada with his neighbors and when he was
ten he went on a trip with his cousin Matt and family to Glacier
National Park. He stayed with his Aunt Peggy in North Carolina when he
was 13 and he has been hitch hiking across the country ever since,
including Iowa to see his uncle Marv and his Grandma Thomsen.
was blessed with artistic abilities and has made several drums and
feather fans for his family as well as a healing rattle for his mother.
In the early 90’s Chad started having seizures, which disabled him and
in 2006 he broke his heel while hiking. These events were devastating
to him since he loved to work and loved being outside with nature.
His mother and stepfather were blessed to have
Chad at their
home during the last two weeks of his life. Chad died peacefully in his
sleep ending a life full of laughter but also a lot of pain..
Chad knew hundreds of people around the Port
area. People like the meter maid, the bus driver, people at DSHS and
many friends of whom he considered his brothers and sisters. He was a
proud member of the Salish Kootenai and Flathead Tribe of Montana and
leaves behind his favorite Aunties: Rose (Leroy) O’Bennick, Angie
(Butch), Andrews Harriett McDougall, Hazel (Bud) Barnaby and his uncle
John Stanislaw and many cousins and friends on the Flathead
Chad was preceded in death by his father, Peter
in 1980, his stepbrother John Northup in 1990, his grandfather Marvin
Thomsen in 1998, his uncle Marv Thomsen in 2003, his cousin Johny
Thompson and his foster brother Ted Pierre in 2006.
survived by his mother Norma, stepfather Richard Michels, sister, Tami
Tait of Sun River, Oregon, niece Alexandra Tait of Bend, Oregon, nephew
Zach Tait of Canby, Oregon and a step-sister, Andrea Michels from
Washington DC, his Grandmother Buirl Thomsen of Iowa. Uncle Marc (Pat)
Thomsen, aunt Vicki (Wayne) Murphy, cousins Dustin and Mike Moyle,
Shery Thomsen, all of Port Angeles. Cousin Matt Thomsen of Florida, his
great Aunt and Uncle Jimmy and Doris Gill and several second cousins in
the Sequim area.
Chad was a caring, loving, generous person and
will be missed terribly. We all were blessed to have known and loved
COEUR D’ ALENE, Idaho — Edmond passed away November 25, 2008 in
Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. He was born May 26, 1927 in St. Ignatius to
Charles and Annie (Sorrell) Pluff.
He attended schools in Montana. Edmond moved from
DeSmet, Id. in the early 1940’s. He married Agnes LaSarte in DeSmet on
July 11, 1944 and they made their home in DeSmet.
Edmond enlisted in the Unites States Army and
served in the
Korean Conflict. Following his discharge, he returned to DeSmet where
he worked as a truck driver, driving grain trucks for Vern Larson and
logging trucks for Johnnie Foote. Following a divorce, Edmond later
married Marian Anderson and the couple made their home in DeSmet area.
She preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Confederated Salish and
a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in DeSmet and a member of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his eight children: Marlene
Plummer, Id.; Linda Galler of DeSmet, Id.; Edmund Eugene Pluff, Jr. of
Plummer, Id.; Carol Allen of DeSmet, Id.; Clifford Pluff of Plummer,
Id.; Marlee Pluff of Spokane, Wa.; and Joseph Pluff of Plummer, Id.;
brother Cecil Pluff of Tacoma, Wa.; sisters Lillian Thomas of Tacoma,
Wa., and Leona Harries of Polson; and numerous grandchildren and great
grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, November
29 in DeSmet, Id. Father Thomas Connolly, S.J. officiated at the
service and burial followed at the DeSmet Mission Cemetery.
Randall (Randy) Cordis
ST. IGNATIUS — Our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and
friend to everyone Richard Randall (Randy) Cordis passed away November
Joyfully welcomed to this world January 14, 1951
in Missoula by
Walter (Doc) and Frances Cordis and his brother and sisters. He spent
his youth ranching, hunting, and fishing in our beautiful mountains. He
courageously served our country from 1971 to 1973, earning the National
Service Defense Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and
qualified as a Sharpshooter on three separate weapons platforms (no
surprise to his hunting buddies!) He came home to resume helping
Grandpa and Grandma with the ranch, squeezing in some hunting and
fishing on the side as well as doing some outfitting. He started at
Mission High School (go Bulldogs!) in maintenance and then moved to
transportation where he kept the buses rolling for the Mission Schools
and Johnson Transportation until his passing.
Pop was preceded in death by his parents, Doc in
June of 1996
and Frances in March of 1987; and grandson, Austin Adams passed in
August of 2004.
Survivors include a daughter, Laurel (Cordis)
Adams of Ontario,
Oregon; son, Larry Cordis of Ronan; three sisters, Judy Hewitt of
Polson, Ruth Caparoon of Amarillo, Texas, and Jeanne Freshour, of John
Day, Oregon; brother Bob Cordis of Brewster, New York; grandchildren
include Randi Cavazos, Michael and Jake Adams, Weiser, Idaho, and Riley
and Rachel Cordis of Ronan; great-grandchildren Anthony and Jalen
Cavazos of Weiser, Idaho and Kenzo Kaneko Adams of Tokyo, Japan.
Those that knew him understood his dedication to
his home, his
country, and his family. An avid and talented sportsman, he was never
so happy as when he was outdoors. We cannot express the depths of our
loss or how much we will miss this generous, caring man.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to
suggest donations be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation
HOT SPRINGS — William Albert Niemeyer, 93, passed away peacefully
November 20 in Hot Springs - the town he had lived in and helped shape
for 55 years.
He was born June 4, 1915, to William and Pauline
Niemeyer in a little cabin near Ovando, at the junction of Dry Creek
and North Fork of the Blackfoot River. To his parents’ surprise, his
twin sister, Hilda, was born a short time later.
He, his sister, and older brother, Joe, attended
Ovando until 1924, when the family moved their herd of dairy cows to
the Orchard Homes area, west of Missoula. They owned and ran the Green
Acres Dairy. Bill attended Hawthorne Elementary School, and graduated
from Missoula County High School in 1934. He didn’t particularly mind
milking, “an old cow can be kind of nice". He loved to hunt Chinese
pheasants and go out dancing, a skill he picked up as a junior member
of the Orchard Homes Life Club.
A somewhat unenthused student (although he loved
parents’ collection of Greek plays and mythology), he dropped out of
school one year and worked briefly in a little mine in Thompson Falls,
where his father was a partner. A cave-in helped him decide that
completing his education was a better pursuit than underground mining.
After graduation, he helped make signs one winter
Civilian Conservation Corps and then worked for the Forest Service,
spending several summers manning fire lookouts in the Rock Creek area.
He eventually moved to California to work at the family-owned San Diego
Bill was drafted into the U.S. Army on Easter
After basic training at Camp Roberts, CA, he was assigned to the Third
Division, Seventh Infantry Regiment. His combat duty included French
Morocco and Tunisia, and the invasion of Sicily and Italy. In September
1943, near Migano, Italy, he was wounded when a shill hit his camp and
killed 15 members of his unit.
He was treated in a British field hospital,
Naples and then Oran, French Morocco, for two surgeries. He finished
his service stateside at a replacement depot in Ogden, Utah, and was
discharged Sept. 24, 1945. Bill attained the rank of staff sergeant and
received a Purple Heart during his tour of duty.
He returned to Missoula and enrolled in the
Montana. One night, while bowling with friends, he met his future wife,
Thelma Dixon. “I was so terrible, he came over and offered to help,"
she recalls. The young couple dated until Bill’s money ran out, at
which point, he proposed. They were married May 18, 1946.
After a short stint owning a rug and
business, the couple moved to Thelma’s hometown of St. Ignatius, where
Bill went to work for the Flathead Irrigation Project as a ditchrider.
After helping build the Ravalli substation in 1948, he transferred to
the project’s power division and became a lineman in 1951.
The family moved to Hot Springs in 1953, where
became foreman for the district, a post he held until his retirement in
From 1967-1994, the couple purchased, renovated
the Niemeyer Apartments. Bill also became a master electrician, and
spent several years wiring pumps throughout the state.
In Hot Springs, he was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout
hunters’ safety and helped organize Homesteader Days. He served as
president of the Chamber of Commerce and Hot Springs TV District and
also as vice-president of Cam Corp, an organization that tried to
revitalize the local bathhouse. He helped establish the Hot Spring
Senior Citizen Center, and served as its president from 1975 to 1987.
Bill enjoyed a good joke, reading, bowling,
huckleberries and camping. His gardening skills were legendary and he
was an avid and extremely accomplished hunter as well.
He and Thelma were married 62 years, and at their
anniversary celebration in 2006, he told the assembled crowd, “She’s
been my sparkplug."
Bill leaves behind his wife, Thelma; son Del
Lakeside; daughters Nancy (Jim) Eastham of Spokane, and Barbara (Joe)
Fink of Butte; daughter-in-law Tezz of Greenville, FL; 24 grandchildren
and 41 great-grandchildren. He also leaves two sisters, Theodora
Lambson of St. Ignatius and Hilda Hardesty of Yucca Valley, CA, and
numerous nieces and nephews. His son Bill, brother Joe and parents
preceded him in death.
Cremation has taken place and memorial services
will be held
November 29 at 1 p.m. at Hot Springs Bible Church, 700 First Avenue
Arrangement entrusted to Sunset Hills Funeral
Homes, Plains and Thompson Falls.
ST. IGNATIUS — Paul was welcomed into this world by his parents on
July 19, 1980 in Missoula. He departed this world November 10, 2008.
He was a delightful boy with a mischievous
enjoyed his friends and liked to make people laugh. His greatest
enjoyment was being with his son, Bret. Bret could always make his Dad
smile. Paul was a dedicated and loving father.
He met the love of his life, Dana Means, in high
graduated from Big Sky High School in 1999. He and Dana married July
20, 2001 and had some very happy times together.
Paul worked in the dry walling business, helped
his dad with
ranching jobs, and was currently employed by Hayloft Designs and
Graphics in Lolo.
Paul struggled with emotions, back and shoulder
problems, the loss of his father and insomnia. He was trying very hard
to cope with life. He was seeking peace and has found it at last.
Paul was preceded in death his father William J.
He is survived by his wife, Dana and son Bret;
mother Judy and
stepfather Terrance Walleser of St. Ignatius; father-in-law and
mother-in-law Dan and Kathy Means of Florence; sister Billie (Brian)
Anthony of St. Ignatius; brothers Shane (Donna) Wheeler of St. Ignatius
and Randy (JoAnn) Rupert of Irvington, AL; sisters Mary Van Giesen,
Emily Van Giesen, Frances King, Katherine Hammond, Julie Maxwell and
Dorothy Wheeler; brothers Bill Jr., Tom, Joe, Mike, John and Peter
Wheeler; aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, homeboys and homegirls.
A memorial trust has been set up at the US Bank,
2801 Brooks Street, Missoula, MT 59801 for Paul’s son Bret Wheeler.
A visitation began on Monday at the Foster Funeral
Home in St.
Ignatius and moved to the St. Ignatius Catholic Mission where the
Rosary was recited Monday evening.
A funeral mass was held Tuesday at the St.
Mission with Fr. Andrew Maddock, S.J. officiating. Interment followed
in the St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery where he was laid to rest beside
WELLPINIT, Wash. — Francis Eli Sherwood was born on August 6, 1978
in Portland, Oregon. Eli passed away on November 11, 2008 at his home
on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington.
He was a Spokane Tribal member who was preceded in
Thomas and Anne Cornelius, Lil Dan Sherwood and Mary Andrew of St.
He is survived by his parents, Francis Sherwood
Numkena and Lance Wynne who helped raise him on the Spokane Indian
reservation; brothers Levi Sherwood, Marshall, Randy and Lance Wynne;
sisters Amy Stinson, Rita, LaVonne and Loni Sherwood and Rose Corral;
twenty one nieces and nephews who loved their "Nu-Nu" dearly, as well
as friends and relatives from the Spokane, Flathead and Hopi
Eli went to school in Wellpinit and Spokane and
Newport High School. He loved track and playing basketball. He enjoyed
doing anything outdoors with friends and family and was loved by all he
knew and met.
A family rosary service was held at sister
LaVonne’s home on Thursday, November 13; rosary on Friday, and Mass was
held on Saturday at the Spokane Tribal Longhouse in Wellpinit.
Interment was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Wellpinit, WA.
Strate Funeral Home of Davenport, Wa. is caring
for the family.
BOZEMAN — Hugh Anthony Kerr, 70, passed away of natural causes on
Thursday, November 13 at Deaconess Medical Center.
Hugh was born April 1938, to Charles and Teresa
Kerr in St.
Ignatius. Hugh attended school for the Blind in Great Fall, and
graduated from Sentinel High School in Missoula. He also graduated from
Missoula Business School. Hugh ran his own small business in Bozeman
until his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles
and Teresa Kerr; and two sisters, Margaret Louise (Peggy) and Ruby Mae
He is survived by two sisters, Myra Hagel of
Evaro, Alice (Hugh)
Green of Missoula; aunt Betty McElderry of St. Ignatius; and several
nieces and nephews.
He has been cremated and services are pending.
ST. IGNATIUS — Longtime St. Ignatius and Butte resident Clifford
Johnson passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 4 in Forsyth.
Cliff was born on Sept. 9, 1938 in Harlem to
Dorothy Webber and Dan Johnson. He was a member of the Gros Ventre
Cliff attended school in Butte and served in the
US Navy. After
his military discharge he returned to Butte and worked for the Anaconda
Company and ARCO where he retired from.
He loved fishing, camping and attending powwows
and wakes where
he would always be volunteering to cook and help wherever needed.
Cliff was preceded in death by his mom, dad, two
brothers, three sisters and son-in-law Jack Phillips.
He is survived by the love of his life Mary
who he has been with for the last 28 years; his brother Willie (Helen)
of Butte; children Mary Johnson Phillips of Butte, Ron Johnson of
Butte, Walter Johnson of Billings, Shawn Johnson and Misty Johnson of
Forsyth; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous aunts
and uncles and a special friends Missy and Nita of St. Ignatius.
RONAN — Francis Andrew Bigcrane, 69, stepped on to the path to be
with his parents and siblings, November 8, 2008, battling valiantly
after his most recent surgery. He was lovingly given into the care of
those who went before him, surrounded by his family.
Francis was the fourth youngest child of Frank and
Bigcrane’s 18 children. He was born July 11, 1939, in Perma. He is one
of the few remaining full blood Pend O’Reille Salish, born on the
Flathead Reservation. As a child and young man, he traveled with his
parents visiting relatives on the Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, Kalispel, and
Nez Perce reservations. Throughout the rest of his adulthood he
maintained and treasured his ties to extended family and friends.
He attended grade school and high school in Dixon,
Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. He enlisted in the Air Force,
and spent part of that tour in Japan. When he returned from military
duty he worked in California, and later attended school in Colorado to
become a journeyman printer. He worked as a Resident Home Buyer
Counselor and Emergency Medical Technician for the Spokane Tribe at
Wellpinit, Washington, as well as for the Western Nuclear Company on
the Spokane Reservation. He worked as a Community Health Representative
and as the Trust Money Account Manager at different times for the
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
Francis was swept off his feet by Louise Wynne and
in 1976. They had two children, Angela Marie and Dawn Jean. Dawn
preceded her father in death 2004.
The beam of Francis’ smile and his humor lightened
the lives of
the many people who crossed his path. He was a fixture courtside at
local games and sporting events, and his fondest place to be was
cheering on the Lady Griz.
In the early 1970’s Francis and John Arlee worked
teaching young people Salish and Pend O’Reille songs, and took up the
work of Salish Prayers and Hymns at wakes. He is well known for his
attendance at wakes far and wide, with his friend Stan Healy, Octave
Finley, and other prayer leaders. Francis sang with powwow drum groups
on the Flathead and Spokane Reservations.
Francis was especially close to his nephews Roy,
Art, and his niece Cindy in recent months as they chauffeured him to
his social and sporting engagements. Francis was very athletic through
his life and loved to jog during his time on the Spokane Reservation,
and even after his heart surgery a few years ago he was a familiar
sight walking around Ronan. Not forgotten is his walking friend Johnnie
Reynolds, as they made their rounds of Ronan, visiting friends and
sharing their cheer. Wherever Francis traveled he made friends.
Francis was preceded in death by his parents Frank
Josephine Cocowee Bigcrane; his siblings Anna, Christine, Louise,
Alexander, Mary Adeline, Mary, Marie, Harriet, Lucy Frances, Lorene
Elizabeth, Christine Elizabeth, John Francis, Mary Ann, Louis Joseph;
niece Sally Addison Morigeau; and his beloved daughter Dawn Jean.
He is survived by daughter Angela Marie; his very
beloved grandchildren, Jimi Allen Hendrickx, Mathew Steven Bigcrane,
Maria Josette and Martina Christine Aripa, Nina Christine Ford, Levi D.
Ford, and Seanna Rose Ford; his ex-wife and friend, Louise Wynne of
Wellpinit, Washington; his sister Louise (Dee) Weaver; brother James;
sister Joanne Bigcrane; the children of his older brother John
Bigcrane: Roy, Art, Arlene Caye, Steve, Lester, James, Edward, and
Ellen Pretty On Top and their mother Alice; the children of his brother
Louis: Mike, Theresa, Lucinda, and Lorisa and their mother Mary; the
children of his sister Mary Ann: Alameda Addison Lavadour, Allen
Addison, and Amy Drennan; the children of his sister Louise: Kevin and
Deanna Weaver; the children of his brother James: step daughter
Clarice, step son Tex, Lanita Matthew, Carlos Matthew and their mother
Rose; the children of his sister Joanne: Sam, Melanie and Antoine
Sandoval and their father Tony; and innumerable grandnieces and
grandnephews, and great-grand nieces and great grand nephews.
Pallbearers are members of the Lady Griz
Honorary pallbearers are Kevin Weaver, Art, Roy, Mike, Steve, Jamie,
Lester and Ed Bigcrane, Allen Addison, Carlos Matthew, Jesse Redsky,
Charles Morigeau, Sam and Antoine Sandoval, Dee Weaver and Johnnie
The rosary began on Tuesday at the Longhouse in
The wake closing and mass were held on Wednesday at the St. Ignatius
Catholic Mission with interment following.
Arrangements are by Foster Funeral Home and
RONAN — Jacque Alexander Morigeau passed away Thursday, November 6,
2008 at St. Luke Extended Care Facility with his family at his side
after a courageous battle with cancer. Jacque was born on November 27,
1943 in Missoula and lived his entire life on the Flathead Indian
Reservation except for the time he spent serving his country in
Vietnam, both as a combat veteran and a civilian employee.
Jacque was the oldest of six children born to Jack
Genevieve (Charlo) Morigeau. He was the nephew of Tribal Elder Vic
Charlo and the great-great-great grandson of Chief Charlo. Jacque took
a quiet pride in his Native American heritage, and passed that pride on
to his six children, sixteen grandchildren, and five great
In the sixties Jacque heard and answered his
country's call. He enlisted in the US Army in 1962 at the age of 18 and
served a total of 8 years, including two combat tours in Vietnam and a
third trip as a civilian contractor. Jacque was a crew chief on a
medivac helicopter and also served on a helicopter gunship, getting
shot down on several occasions and engaging in firefights to survive.
Upon his discharge Jacque made his living as a woodsman until becoming
involved in the Tribal Law and Order program in several roles beginning
in 1973. Jacque served in many positions there from relief dispatcher
to lieutenant of patrol, working closely with his good friend, Ken
Clairmont. Jacque was later instrumental in the creation of the adult
parole and probation department serving as director for ten years until
his retirement in March of 2007.
Jacque was a dedicated family man who greatly
looked forward to
holidays and gatherings with his family and extended family. Jacque
enjoyed watching Nascar, and was an avid Griz fan, much to his daughter
Lisa’s dismay. Jacque was also a LA Dodgers fan, but we overlooked that
flaw in him. Jacque also enjoyed spending time watching his
grandchildren play sports including basketball, softball and baseball.
He lived a good life and will be remembered as having left this world a
much better place for his having been a part of it. We will all miss
him greatly but take peace in knowing he is in a better place. He was a
wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to everyone.
Jacque was preceded in passing by his parents and
an infant son, Steven.
Jacque married Kathy Reynolds on March 7, 1961 and
divorced. On July 18, 1981 Jacque married Jean Plouffe Morigeau who
survives him at the family home in Ronan. He is also survived by his
children: Dane (Malissa) of Arlee, Michelle (Casey) of Ronan, Chuck
(Diane) of Elmo, Rod (Margarita) of Houston, TX, Lisa (Lennie) of
Ronan, and Chris (Johleen) of Missoula; sixteen grandchildren and six
great grand children. He also leaves behind his brothers, Charlie, Vic,
and Audie and his sisters Toni, Stella and Denise. Jacque will also be
missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jacque was
also an animal lover, and any dog that he took in had hit the jackpot,
his four-legged pets, Killer, Peppy and Azrael will miss him dearly.
A public viewing for all Jacque’s friends and
family was held
on Sunday, November 9, 2008 at Grogan Funeral Home in Polson, who are
handling the arrangements. A celebration of Jacque’s life was held on
Monday, November 10, 2008 at the Ronan Community Center and Military
Honors were presented. It was Jacque’s wish to be cremated, and there
were no graveside services.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any
benefiting Parkinson’s Disease or to the Cheerful Heart Organization
helping others battling cancer.
The guest book may be signed or a condolence sent
to the family at www.groganfuneralhome.com
PABLO — Tyler Chance Boushie, 21, went to be with the Lord on November
3, 2008. Tyler was born October 24, 1987 in Browning.
attended Pablo Elementary and Two Eagle River School. Tyler was active
in sports, he enjoyed riding and working with horses, and loved
spending time with his family and friends. Tyler especially enjoyed his
eight nephews, whom he was fond of giving nicknames to. He also liked
to go to the Blackfeet Indian Reservation to spend time with his aunts,
uncles and many cousins. Tyler was a caring, loving person who always
had a heart for those in need. He was always willing to lend a hand.
Tyler was employed with Mangles Seed Potatoes of Dillon for the past
Tyler is survived by his parents Bill and Cindy
Pablo; his brothers Jack and Little Bill; sisters Katherine Marceau and
Debbie Boushie all of Browning; sisters Susie, Misty and Louise Boushie
of Pablo; his eight nephews, Chrisopher, Cael, Cailan, Chance, Billy,
Dallan, Landon and Brandon of Pablo; and his aunts, uncles and numerous
Tyler was preceded in death by his paternal grand
and Louise Boushie; his maternal grand parents Donald Wagner and Eileen
Schildt Gilham, and Uncle Pete Boushie.
His wake began at Two
Eagle River School on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 and continued through
Friday. Mass was celebrated at the East Glacier Catholic Church on
Monday, November 10, 2008, with burial following in the East Glacier
Pallbearers were Justin Marceau, Sean SwimsUnder,
Shilo LaPlant, Gregory LaPlant, Donnie "Snowman" Wagner, George
Bostwick, and Travis Couture. Honorary pallbearers are Junior Grenier,
Beau Miller, Magnus Harlow, Cosmo Harlow, Jessica Old Person, Tyra
Neilson, Bret Wagner and all his friends and family.