ROCKY BOY - Patrick Chief Stick, 80, of Box Elder, passed away Friday at the Big Sandy Nursing Home.
A wake service began Saturday at the Rocky Boy Senior Citizens Center. A funeral service was to be held at 11 a.m. today at the Rocky Boy Catholic Church with the Rev. Pete Guthneck officiating. Burial was to be in the Rocky Boy Cemetery.
He was born March 23, 1925, at Rocky Boy to Grant and Bad Looking Big Wind Chief Stick. He attended school at Rocky Boy and Flandrau S.D. He joined the U.S. Army in July of 1945 and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged and returned to Rocky Boy.
He married Amy Chief Goes Out at Rocky Boy. They lived at Rocky Boy since they were married. He worked at the Rocky Boy tribal office, Rocky Boy school, and was a teacher, teaching native bilingual languages and archeology. He was an enrollment clerk for the Chippewa Cree Tribe.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Amy Chief Stick of Rocky Boy; daughters, Gloria Chief Stick of Rocky Boy and Verlas Chief Stick of Billings; sons, Calvin Chief Stick of Rocky Boy and Patrick Chief Stick Jr. of Pablo; brother, John Chief Stick of Rocky Boy; and several grandchildren and great -grandchildren.
Holland and Bonine Funeral Home of Havre is in charge of arrangements.