FORT BELKNAP AGENCY - Darryl Lynn Kirkaldie Jr., 24, died Nov. 27, 2003, at Hays due to a self-inflicted gunshot injury. He was located on Friday, March 26, 2004, an eighth of a mile north of Hays.
A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Saint Paul's Mission Recreation Center with burial following in St. Paul's Mission Cemetery. Wake and rosary will
be Tuesday at 7 p.m. in St. Paul's Recreation Center.
Darryl was born on Feb. 5, 1979, to Darryl and Evelyn (Doney) Kirkaldie Sr. at Fort Belknap Agency.
He attended grade school at St. Paul's Mission and high school at Hays/Lodge Pole High School. Darryl attended carpentry school at Anaconda.
Darryl married Kristie Reed in Hays and they had two sons. They later divorced, and he married Thea Johnson on Nov. 22, 2002, at Fort Belknap Agency.
Darryl was a firefighter for six years with the Bureau of Indian Affairs forestry.
He was an amateur boxer for 15 years and fought twice in the tough man's contest in Hardin. Darryl enjoyed little kids and giving them rides on horses. He also enjoyed jogging, hiking, listening to old country music and visiting with friends.
Darryl is survived by his wife, Thea Kirkaldie of Fort Belknap Agency; daughter, Chantell Talks Different of Fort Belknap Agency; sons, Keith Jake of Fort Belknap Agency, Codie Kirkaldie and Jess Kirkaldie, both of Hays; mother, Evelyn Doney of Hays; father, Darryl Kirkaldie Sr. of Billings; grandmother, Betty Mason of Billings; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.