ARLEE - Rosalie Ann Gebeau, 23, of Rocky Boy died at her family home in Arlee on Friday, Nov. 11, 2005.
A wake service began at the family home on Sunday and moved to the Arlee Community Center on Monday evening. A rosary was recited Monday evening in the Arlee Community Center with the closing services beginning at 10 a.m. today. Mass was to be celebrated at 11 a.m. today in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Arlee with the burial following at the Plante Family Cemetery.
A member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe, she was born in Missoula on Dec. 18, 1981, to Sherry Gebeau and Francis Plante, Sr. She was raised in Arlee and attended grade school in Arlee and high school at Two Eagle.
Following her schooling, she started her family. She enjoyed being a mother and wife, being around her family, beading and driving around.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Sherry Gebeau; uncle, Wendell “Dino” Smith; grandparents, Francis “Zok” Plante and Rose A. Felix, Robert “Sonny” and Rosalie Pierre Gebeau, and Bing Ahenakew Sr.; brothers, Francis “Fran” Plante and Merle Ahenakew; sister, Vena Ahenakew; and godson, Jason Pickering Jr.
Survivors include her husband, Jason Ahenakew, and children, Kaylee Paige and Francis Vincent, all of the family home at Rocky Boy; father, Francis “Boge” Plante Sr. of Arlee; sisters, Melody (Jason Pickering) Plante and Carla (Matt Linsebigler) Plante of St. Ignatius, Jeanette (Clem) Lafley and Amy Plante; brother, Joseph (Neddie) Plante; stepsister, Jessica Plante, all of Arlee; aunts, Janet (Mike Charlo) Gebeau of Arlee, Dorothy Blyton of Missoula and Anita (Richard) George of Wapato, Wash.; uncles, James “Swig” Plante, Daryl Gebeau and Paul “Cha” Felix of Arlee; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and a large extended family including her husband's family from Rocky Boy that she was close to.