ROCKY BOY - Lucille Elizabeth (Chapican) Yellow Robe, 63, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at Benefis Care Center East in Great Falls as the result of a massive brain aneurism she sustained Jan. 2 at her home. Lucille had indicated her desire to be an
and her family supported her request.
A wake was scheduled for noon Tuesday at Our Saviour's Lutheran
Church at Rocky Boy with the burial at the Rocky Boy Cemetery at 1 p.m. today. Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. A feast will follow the service and all friends of Lucy are invited to celebrate her life.
Lucille was born Nov. 22, 1941, at Fort Que Appele in Saskatchewan, Canada to William and Mary Chapican on the Canadian Reserve. Lucille came to Montana in the mid 1950s and resided in Havre until moving to Great Falls in the mid '70s.
She married Ron Mittchum in 1960. They later divorced. In 1964, Lucy married Joe Yellow Robe in Havre. They were divorced in November of 1975, and she moved to Great Falls.
Lucy loved little children and they loved her. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the most important people in her life. Lucy was employed with Head Start as a bus aide and kitchen worker in Havre. At the time of her death, she was employed as a cook with the Great Falls Head Start program.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Teresa (William) Stump, Jean (Staphles) Chapican, Martha (Sam) Pasquale and Elsie (Belgarde) Chapican.
Survivors include her daughters, Ronica Mittchum of New York City, N.Y., Rona (Charles) Walsh of Tacoma, Wash., Michelle Yellow Robe of Great Falls, LuAnna Yellow Robe-Wilson of Kent, Wash., and Marissa Yellow Robe of Columbus, Ohio; sons, Sheldon Yellow Robe and Nathan Yellow Robe, both of Seattle, Wash.; brother, Raymond Chapican of Havre; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts and cousins; and companion of many years, Bob Rabine of Great Falls.
Arrangements are under the direction of Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.