ROCKBY BOY - Alton Boyd "Muck-tune" Alexander, 30, whose Indian name, Mistik, means tree, died Friday, June 18, 2004, at Rocky Boy. His death is under investigation by the Chouteau County Coroner's Office.
A wake service began at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church with a graveside service set for 2 p.m. today at the Rocky Boy Cemetery.
was born on March 29, 1974, in Havre to George Denny Jr. and Ila Alexander. He was raised by his mother and his grandparents, George Watson Sr. and Sitting Earth Watson, and by John Johnson Sr. and Mary Anne Small Johnson. He attended Wahpeton Indian School in Wahpeton, N.D. and graduated from the eighth grade. Then he returned to Rocky Boy and attended school. He obtained his GED and then attended Stone Child College.
Muck was a certified firefighter and recently received his Type A card to be a sawyer.
He loved to draw, fiddle and fix electronics, enjoyed listening to all sorts of music, and was a good conversationalist. He liked to lift weights, watch movies and spend time with family and friends. He was always willing to help anyone who needed it. He was a very handy person; he had extra compassion for his nephews and nieces. Muck-tune always had a smile and loved to make people laugh with his crazy sense of humor. He liked to cook his specialties: hangover soup and Spanish rice. He was also involved in the Sundance ceremony sweat lodge and our traditional Native ways. He had a very big heart filled with love and passion.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; uncles, Fredrick, Curtis, Allan and Orin Alexander; aunt, Mary Rose Alexander Denny; father, George Charles "Buster" Denny Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Lori Stiffarm of Box Elder; mother, Ila Denny of Box Elder; daughters, Devon Alexander and Sharae Lamere, both of Box Elder; son, Delayne Alexander of Harlem; sisters, Jamie Alexander-Mendez (Antonio) of Portland, Ore., and Bonita (Charles) Tailfeathers Jr. of Box Elder; brother, Tyson (Nicole) Denny of Butte; stepsister, Sonya Red Elk of Wolf Point; adopted brothers, Chan and Casey Big Knife of Box Elder; niece, Cree Mendez Anderson of Portland, Ore.; special friend, Robert St. Marks of Box Elder; dog, DIDTZ; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and friends.
Arrangements are under the direction of Holland and Bonine Funeral Home.