ROCKY BOY - Joseph Lawrence LaMere, 75, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at his home in Spokane, Wash., of natural causes.
A wake service was held Jan. 4, with his funeral service at 10 a.m. Jan. 5, both at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church at Rocky Boy. Burial followed at the Rocky Boy Cemetery.
Joseph was born July 2, 1929, in Rocky Boy to William and Josephine (Smith) LaMere. He attended schools in Rocky Boy and Great Falls.
He married Margaret Renteria on Aug. 30, 1968, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The couple lived in Yakima, Wash., for awhile and then moved to the Spokane area.
Joseph enjoyed attending powwows, playing stick games, taking walks and being with his family. He was a real people person and loved visiting with others.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret of Spokane, Wash.; children, Deborah McJoe, Sandra McJoe and Vicki LaMere, all of Spokane, Wash., Selena Martinez of Wapato, Wash., Theresa LaMere, Joseph LaMere Jr. and Mary Stilson, all of Spokane, Wash., Pete LaMere of Kellogg, Idaho, William Lamere of Pocatello, Idaho, Bobbie LaMere of Great Falls, Debbie Lee of Ronan, Patty Jo Woodward of White Swan, Wash., Betty Causey of Worley, Idaho, and Carol McCloure of Ronan; brother, Mike LaMere of Great Falls; and sisters, Rose Newton of Box Elder and Patcey Fookes of Bynam.
Arrangements are under the direction of Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.