Steven “Steve” James Azure of Fort Belknap, 66, passed away peacefully Dec. 5, 2019, after a long illness. 

Steven was raised and attended school in Butte, where his father Robert “Bob” Azure, Sr. worked for the Anaconda Company. 

Steven was well loved and adored by his family. He enjoyed spending time with them and teaching his grandson Cole Pretty Feather Azure the finer points of mechanics on his Harley Davidson motorcycle. After maintenance was finished, Steven and his wife, Patti, would tour around Montana taking in the sights and scenery of the road. He truly loved to ride. 

Steven was also a movie star playing in a mini-series, “Far and Away,” and a movie, “Son of Morning Star,” both filmed in the Billings area. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting in and around Fort Belknap.

Steven was preceded in death by mother, Helen Marie Bell; brother Robert Azure Jr.; and half-brother Rick Bear Azure; sister Barbara Ann Azure; and nephew Robbie Lazzari.

He is survived by his father Robert Azure Sr.; wife, Patti; daughters, Amber (Charles Werk III) Azure, and Mikel Moore; sons, Jeremy (Jenny Denny Azure) Azure, Cole Azure and Devon Azure; brothers Jack Azure, Pete Azure, Ted Azure; and half-brother Bernard Bear Azure; sisters Ann Azure Bingham, Mary Azure Dinius, and Deb Azure Cuny; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

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