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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 3, 2014.

7/17/46 – ­ 10/29/14
Blayne Irving passed away on Oct 29th 2014 at the Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento California due to natural causes. Blayne was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, shortly after he was adopted by Adam Clifford Irving and Louisa Elizabeth Dragoo of Barnwell, Alberta, Canada. As he grew up on the family farm, Blayne was loved by his siblings, had many friends and enjoyed life. After serving a LDS mission in Paris France, he attended Ricks College in Rexburg, ID where he met and married Carol Ina Christensen of Caldwell, Id, in the Idaho Falls Temple. Blayne and Carol raised their 6 children on the family farm in Barnwell before moving to Idaho. Being Blayne he enjoyed driving or riding his motorcycle, exploring the country side, meeting and making new friends. He spent his last few years in Sacramento California where he passed away peacefully. Blayne is survived by the mother of his children, Carol; children: Cliff, Becki (Ethan) Thompson, Charley (Rebecca), Robin (Nathan) Taylor, Ina (Gregg) Lockwood, Kenny (Becca); twenty two grandchildren, and five siblings: Verna, Donna, Sunny, Marrilyn and Barrilyn, nephews and nieces. Preceded in Death: Parents and brother, Kenneth.
We are planning a remembrance service in late spring early summer laying him to rest in the Barnwell, Alberta area. We ask that flowers, or charitable donations be given at that time.

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved CODY JAMES FIRST CHARGER-CHIEF MOON on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the age of 32 years. He is survived by his spouse Demi Young Pine; 3 children Jaylen First Charger, Shanae and Ratayah Young Pine; parents Delvin & Suzanne Chief Moon; grandmother Clothilda First Charger; siblings Darryl (Elyse), Toby, Naomi; 4 nephews; 4 nieces; aunties Gayle (Elvis), Doris Killroy, Rosemary (Ronnie) ATM, Doreen Black Plume, Bernice (Greg) Plain Woman; uncles Rex (Debra), Ivan, Murray First Charger, William (Jessica), Rodney Black Plume, Duane (Ramona) Chief Moon; adopted siblings Rebecca (Darryl) Shouting, Dwight First Charger, Lucius Crazy Bull. Predeceased by his grandparents Bernard & Ella Shot Both Sides.
A Wake Service will be held at the Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Sunday, November 2nd from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Gladstone Hall on Monday, November 3rd at 11:00 a.m Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery.

GILBERT CROW CHIEF (Iitsinohkinnii)
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It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our dear dad GILBERT on October 28, 2014 at the age of 79 years. Dad passed away at home surrounded by his family. Dad was born January 15, 1935. Dad will be sadly missed by his loving wife Barbara who stood by him and took loving care of him. In celebration of Dad¹s life, his legacy and memory will live on through his children Arlene, Tobi (Rusty), Verda (Marcel), Debby (Albert), Noreen and Lana; his grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Dad was so grateful to be able to celebrate 5 generations. Dad loved his family so much – he helped raise 3 of his grandchildren -Keisha, Kelly, and Treyson. Dad also leaves to mourn his loving brother Charlie (Betty) Crow Chief; his special nephew and niece who he also took as his brother and sister, Randy (Anita) Bottle and Penny (Mike) Dan; spiritual brother the late Roy (Pauline) Tallow. Family meant so much to Dad – he adopted sons and daughters to join his loving family – Arnold (Bianca) Mountain Horse, Andrew (Wanda) Day Chief, Kenny (Sherri) Eagle Plume, Arnold (Joan) Wells, Rex (Mary) Bird, Calvin (Yvonne) Crow, Robin Cat Face, Annette Russell and Gavina King. Dad was predeceased by his father and mother, Joe & Cecile Crow Chief; his sons James and Kelly; his siblings Leo, Wallace (Mary), Isaac (Elizabeth), Lewis (Rosaline), Mae (Ralph), Gail Crow Chief; his grandchildren Shayla Wings, Tara Bull Shields, Cherie Iron Shirt, Mark & Irvin Bull Shields/Yellow Feet and Shay Ann Jewel. Despite losing his mother at such a young age, Dad gained 3 beautiful loving and compassionate mothers – Atan (Margaret) Hind Man, Aahkiaapikkitstaakii (Annie) Mountain Horse, and Aapoyiaakii (Annie) Wadsworth. These 3 beautiful, knowledgeable, and wise women were always asking how Dad was, and wanted to make sure Dad was okay. Dad made sure he had contact with his mothers. Dad had to sit through long lectures from them and finally they would make sure he did not leave without enjoying a meal. Dad¹s traditional teachings led him to join our Sacred Horn Society (The Black Horse Society). Dad was so proud to join our sacred society with his daughter Verda and son-in-law Marcel Weasel Head which he would boast about to everyone. He was also proud of daughter Debby and son-in-law Albert Black Water who also followed our sacred teachings. Dad loved his six daughters, especially Verda who was ³Daddy²s girl². Verda was named after Dad. Dad¹s teachings to his children and grandchildren were ³Minaitohtsikit (never mind). Should anyone do you wrong ³Pray for them no matter what². Dad believed in the power of prayers and believed everything happens for a reason. Dad¹s beliefs were so humble which left a mark on everyone – especially to his community of Moses Lake who loved and cared for Dad. He was given so many nick names, ie Mayor of Moses Lake, Gilligan, Sister Houle, Moses and Bobby Doll. One of the highlights of his life was his boxing career in which he achieved success in the professional boxing era. He was well known for his ³Knock Outs² and his many titles; also his army career which he shared stories to his children and grandchildren. One of the stories he told was when he first laid eyes on ³Mom², he knew she was the one and decided not to go overseas. We always told Dad, ³Wow, what a love story² that was. Dad loved life, he always made sure family came first. This teaching he instilled to his family. Dad¹s creativeness led him to win three consecutive years in the best Christmas decorating contest in Moses Lake. One would see Dad at the kitchen table planning and drawing his blue print. Dad also took pride in maintaining his yard and lawn. He was also well known for competing in pow-wows and drumming contests. This is Dad¹s triumph and success in life that he shared with his wife of 55 years. And we were blessed to have such a loving, caring, and compassionate father. We will miss Dad so much but we will cherish our memories forever. We love you Dad, from your loving family and loving wife Barbara. The Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Sunday, November 2nd from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A Wake Service will be held at St. Paul¹s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Sunday, November 2nd from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul¹s Anglican Church on Monday, November 3rd at 1:00 p.m. Interment in St. Paul¹s Cemetery, Blood Reserve. Email condolences to:

RUTH JACOBS GLENN RASMUSSEN passed from this life Wednesday, October 29th on her 93rd birthday. She died of causes incident to age. Ruth was born October 29, 1921, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada to Zebulon William and Dora Hinman Jacobs. Her school years were spent in Cardston. She had a happy, busy childhood as her family hosted many church and civic leaders due to her father¹s responsibilities in the community. Ruth married Grant Kay Glenn August 11, 1943 in the Cardston, Alberta Temple. They were stationed in Souris, Manitoba during the War years, where Ruth made many good friends and had some life-building experiences. Following the War, they moved to Edmonton. During those years, Ruth and Grant had 5 children. The couple moved to Calgary in 1958. They divorced in 1960. Ruth worked for BA Oil, Paramount Life Insurance, LDS Social Services, and Bingham Dentistry. She retired to Cardston in 1981, to work in the Cardston, Alberta Temple. Motherhood was her crowning career. Ruth met and married Lloyd Marion Rasmussen. They married August 20, 1983 and enjoyed 14 happy years together before Lloyd`s passing. She endeared herself to Lloyd¹s seven children and numerous grandchildren. As faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, they served a mission in Columbus, Texas, USA. They enjoyed gardening, music, good literature, Arabian horses, travelling, but most of all spending time with their large combined family. Ruth and Lloyd loved trips to Waterton National Peace Park. Ruth was proud of her pioneer heritage and ancestry. She was a long-time member of Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (1st Camp). She served as a docent at the Card Pioneer Home and The Court House Museum in Cardston. Ruth was a gifted speaker, historian, and missionary. Ruth is survived by her five children: Richard J. Glenn (Susan Rees), Gregory G. Glenn (Roxanne Godfrey), Thomas F. Glenn (Cynthia Ursenbach), Shelley (Tex Stevens), and Cori (Kelwood Davidsen). She was beloved by her progeny and the Rasmussen Family. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel, Cardston, Alberta on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family from 10:00 to 10:45 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Cardston Cemetery. Email your condolences to:

1945 ~ 2014
Mr. Paul Lehmann of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Marcy Lehmann, passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the age of 68 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at

1968 ~ 2014
Mr. Roman Andron, beloved son of Teresa Andron and the late John Andron, passed away while in hospital in Edmonton on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the age of 46 years. Besides his mother Teresa, Roman is survived by his brother Mark and his partner Lois Punton and her son Jackson. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at

MR. GERALD SHADE, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Gloria Shade, of the Blood Reserve, AB. passed away on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at the age of 79 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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