29 September 2022

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Myra Bullchief-Weston

Myra Bullchief-Weston


Myra Leigh Bullchief-Weston, 43, died Sept. 10, 2022, in Billings. She was born on Jan. 27, 1979, to Rose Mary and Marvin Bullchief Sr. at St. Vincent’s in Billings. She grew up in Frazer, where she attended HeadStart and elementary school with her many friends and cousins. The family moved to Wolf Point, where she attended elementary, junior and high school. She graduated from Wolf Point High School in May 1998. During her high school years, she helped raise Heather Rose, her first baby girl. She was dedicated back to the Lord before the age of one, by Pastor Abel Sr. and Donna Follet. She worked at McDonald’s, then went to CNA training. She was so happy and proud of herself when she received her CNA certificate. She worked at Faith Lutheran Home, where she worked until her mother got sick. She helped take care of her mother until her mother’s death in 2004. In 2003, she met Brian Weston Sr. From this union, they had four boys, Dylan Morgan, Brent Lee, Brian Harry Jr. and Xander Jaymez. She also helped him raise three older kids, Taylor, Tay-Lee and Briann. The copule married in June 2019. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She had a big heart and helped take care of her sisters’ and brothers’ children and her grandchildren. She had many special nieces, nephews and grandchildren in her life that she helped raise, Heather Rose, Twyla Darnell, Ashley Ruth, Renae, Kylie Hope, Jason, Trevor, Valen, Quintin Galen, Lil Puff, Farren and Alex Dale. She was always walking around and always had her big cup of ice or a slushie. She was someone who was there for everyone. She could make you feel better when you were feeling down and just needed to vent. She was always playing music and cleaning or just watching movies. She was always collecting things, pennies, pens, little toys and knick knacks. She is survived by her children, Dylan, Brent, Brian Jr., Xander, Tay-Lee, Taylor and Briann; husband, Brian Weston Sr.; sisters, Melanie Saulteaux of Wolf Point, Taryn Jackson of Frazer and Emoree Gray of Billings; and brother, Rory Hotomani of Missoula. She was preceded in death by sisters, Shirlene Bull Chief, Twyla Bull Chief and Marva Bull Chief; and brothers, Marvin Bull Chief Jr., Larron Hotomani, Valen Hotomani, Corwin Fourstar, Lyle Miller, Kipp Stiffarm and Stevie Douglas. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 24, at the New Community Hall in Wolf Point. Interment was at Chelsea Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Sherry Fugere

Sherry Fugere


Sherry Anne Fugere, 60, of Scobey died Sept. 3, 2022, in Scobey. She was born Oct. 27, 1961, to Fern and Hope Fugere of Scobey. She graduated from Scobey High School in 1980, attended one year at Miles City Community College and then two years at Northern Montana College in Havre. A cowgirl at heart, she was a rodeo participant and very active in the Western Club at NMC, an officer in the club and took on the role as “coach” — lining everyone out and taking care of them. After Havre, she moved to Billings for a short time, until she realized home is where she wanted to be. She moved back to Scobey and started working at Citizens State Bank in 1985, which is now known as Independence Bank. In 1985, she was crowned Scobey Saddle Club queen. She went to many rodeos with her niece Wanda and was always having a good time, especially with her sidekick Tressa. She loved the color purple and always had a streak of it in her hair. She purchased The Slipper Restaurant and Lounge in Scobey from Jacki Thievin in December 2003, then sold it to Tana Leibrand in December 2005. She was always helping others out when needed — at the Burger Hut for numerous summers and sometimes at Banjo’s Club 109 and R-TUR’s Saloon, all in Scobey. On Valentines Day in February 2005, she started working for Daniels Sheridan Federal Credit Union and was still working there (17 ½ years) until her diagnosis of cancer. The Daniels County Fair became her baby for many years and she took pride in bringing what she could to her community, right to the end. In July 2018, U.S. Senator Steve Daines named her Montanan of the Week for “going above and beyond over the past 15 years to ensure the success of the Daniels County Fair and bringing families and community together.” She is survived by significant other, Johnny A. Thiers Sr.; and siblings, Danny Fugere, Charlotte Bucklin and Kristy Voorhees. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 29, 2022 at St. Philip Bonitus Catholic Church of Scobey with Fr. Arumugam A. Kumar officiating. Interment will follow at Daniels County Cemetery.

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Shannon Lezard

Shannon Lezard


Shannon Erin Lezard, 48, of Poplar died Sept. 9, 2022, in Poplar. She was born Dec. 18, 1973, to Dave and Linda Lezard in Omak, Wash. She loved all of her Washington family and was proud of where she came from. The family moved to Poplar in 1982 and that’s where she called home for the remainder of her life. She played volleyball, basketball and track while attending Poplar High School. She worked at the IHS, Buckhorn, HPDP, City of Brockton and ASRWSS. She had a strong, funny personality always cracking jokes, laughing and fun to be around. She loved to go cruising and listening to music. She loved to cheer on her team the Minnesota Vikings, always sporting purple and gold. She made a lot of friends in her many jobs and places she had been. She is survived by her children, Jay, Daniel and Davey; three grandchildren; sister, Mary Hilliard; and parents, Dave and Linda Lezard. She was preceded in death by a son, Ryan; and sister, Dana. Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 16, at the Poplar Cultural Center with interment at the Chelsea Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.

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Lawrence Heinrichs

Lawrence Heinrichs


Lawrence Wayne Heinrichs (Larry), age 81, passed away Sept. 15, 2022. Larry was a retired information technology professional. Born in Wolf Point, Mont., he lived in the Denver, Colo., area between 1967-2001, then in Glenwood Springs, Colo. He was the loving husband of Carol Heinrichs and leaves behind his sons Bruce (Siri) and Brian (Debbie) Heinrichs and Carol’s children Kim (Wes) Ward, Melissa, Joe, and Amanda Christopher. Grandchildren are Layne, Maya, Seth, Benjamin, Elin, Anna, Leila, Jacob and Aylee. He has one great-grandchild, Ryder. Surviving siblings are Gene (June) Heinrichs, Marlene (Phil) Blankenship and Jani (Bruce) Johnston. His sister Judith (Bill) Harmon passed in 2016. Larry was an Army veteran and had a variety of careers/ interests over his lifetime, including massage therapy, writer, business owner, social worker, software developer, truck driver and teacher. He also enjoyed singing and was a member of several choirs. His environmental interests included the Sierra Club, Glenwood pedestrian promotion, river preservation and park development. A celebration of life gathering will be held near his birthday next summer. He also has a niche overlooking the Roaring Fork River at the Farnham-Holt Funeral monument in Glenwood Springs. (Paid Obituary)

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Kevin Sherman

Kevin Sherman


Kevin Charles Sherman died Aug. 26, 2022, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 27, 1963, in Stanley, N.D., to Clarence and Mabel Sherman. The family lived in several places following Clarence’s work in the oilfield before finally settling in Williston, N.D., where Kevin graduated from high school in 1981. He lived in various places but eventually moved to Sparks, Nev., where he met and married Faye. Jacob was born to this union. Kevin worked in several warehouses in Nevada, including a warehouse where he packed cell phones for shipment. After Clarence’s death, Kevin moved to Medicine Lake to help care for Mabel and to be closer to his son. Kevin is survived by his son, Jacob; siblings, Tracey Tormaschy, Nancy Balikian and Tim Sherman. Services were held Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Medicine Lake Lutheran Church with Pastor Johnette Grefe officiating. Interment was at the Medicine Lake Cemetery.

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Donald Berry

Donald Berry


Donald “Don” L. Berry, 85, of Trenton, N.D., died Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at the CHI St. Alexius Health in Williston, N.D. He was born April 14, 1937, to Stephen and Buelah (Bliven) Berry in Racine, Wisc. They later moved to Fairview, where he attended East Fairview School finishing eighth grade. In 1959, he joined the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash. He served proudly for just under two years before his honorable discharge in May 1961. He married Vivian St Pierre on Nov. 16, 1963, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Fairview. They were married for 47 years until her death in 2010. They shared a love of decorating their yard for all the holidays. They had two daughters, Charlene in 1964 and Connie in 1966. The family lived in Trenton, N.D., where Don was a “Jack-ofall- trades.” He spent most of his life as a car mechanic, but had his hand in many different trades and industries. He had many passions in life with many hobbies. He could not stay in one place for very long and always had to be doing something or going somewhere. He was either tinkering on a car, working with wood, building something, or going for a drive down a dirt road. He was a talented woodworker and built many custom pieces for friends and family. He especially liked making farm implements and helping his grandsons with their 4-H woodworking projects. He was involved with many community groups and donated his time and services to the Moose Lodge # 239 of Williston, N.D., American Legion Hall of Williston and the Culbertson Saddle Club just to name a few. He enjoyed camping, playing horseshoes, attending rodeos and shucking corn. He is survived by his daughters, Charlene Gustavson of Donnybrook, N.D., and Connie Idland of Circle; three grandsons; and sister, Dorothy Calicchio of Milwaukee, Wisc. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian; and brothers, Steve, Art and George Berry. His funeral was held Friday, Sept. 16, at the Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home in Williston. Burial was at the Fairview Cemetery in Fairview with full military honors.