ROCKY BOY - Richard Duane Small Jr., 58, of Rocky Boy died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at North Montana Care Center in Havre from complications of diabetes.
A vigil service began Sunday at the St Mary Church Catholic Church at Rocky Boy. A rosary took place at 7 p.m. Sunday. The Traditional Catholic service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church with Father Peter E. Guthneck officiating. Interment will follow at Rocky Boy Cemetery.
Richard was born April 7, 1947, in Fort Belknap to Richard and Sylvia (Maine) Kucate. He was educated in Box Elder and graduated from Havre High School in 1967. He attended Northern Montana College for two years and also college later in California.
He lived in California for eight years.
Richard worked as an economic development planner for the Chippewa Cree Tribe. He enjoyed powwows and Native American traditional dancing. He was proud of his Native American heritage of Chippewa-Cree and Assiniboine.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Shelden Kelly Small.
Survivors include his sisters, Cynthia and Nadine Small of Rocky Boy; brothers Leonard, Harlan and Marcus Small, all of Rocky Boy, Nathan Small of Havre and Nolan Small of South Dakota; niece and caregiver, Linelle Standing Rock of Rocky Boy; and numerous nieces and nephews and adoptive grandchildren.