FORT BELKNAP - Hazel Marie Vandell, "Changeable," 79, of Fort Belknap died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, at her home of natural causes.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the Hays-Lodge Pole High School. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Hays-Lodge Pole High School. Burial will follow in the St. Paul's Mission Cemetery.
Hazel was born to Arthur and Clara (BadRoad) Skinner on March 22, 1926, at Hays. Hazel was raised in Hays. She attended school in Hays and at Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Ore.
Hazel cooked at the Hays-Lodge Pole School, was an avid star quilt maker, and loved to travel. She also had a deep love for all of her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Stiffarm; sisters, Alma Brockie, Florence Stiffarm and Madeline Colliflower; and grandson, Charlie Cole.
Survivors include her children Lorena Stiffarm, Anita Weigand, Alma Young, Annie Mount, Tommy Joe Mount and Louis Mount, all of Hays, and Florence Buck of Arbuckle, Calif.; brother, Merle Skinner; 33 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved.
Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.