James LeRoy Skunkcap Sr
James LeRoy Skunkcap Sr., 82, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 9:17 a.m. at the Blackfeet Hospital in Browning. He was the husband of Marlene Edmo Skunkcap, and they shared 58 years of marriage together.
A viewing/wake was held at the Skunkcap family home west of Browning beginning Tuesday, Aug. 14. On Wednesday, LeRoy was taken to the Glacier Homes Community Center for a continued wake. Services were held Wednesday evening. Rosary was held Thursday evening. The Funeral Mass was Friday, Aug. 17, at the Little Flower Parrish with burial following at the Willow Creek Cemetery. Military rights were rendered in honor of Leroy’s honorable service in the United States Navy.
He was born in Browning on March 23, 1936, to the late James “Jim” Skunkcap and Victoria Mad Plume Rattler Skunkcap.
He is survived by his wife Marlene; sons Steven and Hardee (Darcy) of Browning, son James and daughters Luwana and Jamess of Fort Hall, Idaho. He is also survived by brothers Gayle (Leona) Skunkcap and Everett (Maxine) Skunkcap of Browning; sisters Darlene Wall of Georgetown, Texas, and Barbara After Buffalo of Browning; brother-in-law Milo (Annette) Edmo; sisters-in-law Bonnie E. Ish, Colleen Edmo and Rita Lora of Fort Hall.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a son David Lee Skunkcap; brother Dewey Skunkcap Sr.; grandparents Alonzo and Rose (Big Beaver) Skunkcap; maternal grandparents Elmer (Lucy) and Minnie Kaluse Mad Plume-Rattler; and his mother-in-law Jane Pongah Edmo.
Jay Hardman, 87, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in his sleep after a struggle with a long illness.
A gathering to celebrate Jay’s life will be Thursday, Aug. 30, at 2 p.m. at the Dupuyer Community Hall.
Jay was born on March 20, 1931 in Myton, Utah. He was a kind and caring man who was always quick to smile and unafraid of hard work. He had many jobs in his youth and settled with wife, Frances, on Birch Creek. They ranched independently, and helped Frances’ family ranch too.
Jay loved his family, friends, dogs, livestock and playing music. There was not a day that Jay did not visit friends and family either at coffee or on the phone. When times were hard, Jay was a rock for those around him, encouraging them to be their best selves.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Frances Hardman; brothers, Ned, Fred, Alton and Raymond; sisters, Nora, Nola and Eva; and numerous family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Hy and Bessie Hardman; brothers, Ray, Lester, Cecil, Royal and Melvin.
Condolences can be made to Jay’s memorial page at www.asperfh.com.