Daniel Edward Healy, 76, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at his home of natural causes.
A wake and rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at the Medicine Bear Center in Lodge Pole. A funeral mass is scheduled Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Medicine Bear Center, with the committal rite being celebrated at the Lodge Pole Cemetery with Father Joseph Retzel, S.J. officiating. Daniel was born Nov. 9, 1930, to Harry and Rose (Galligher) Healy in Lodge Pole. He grew up in and around Lodge Pole and Dodson. He attended school in Lodge Pole and Dodson. In 1950, he enlisted in the Army and served two tours during the Korean Conflict. He returned home in 1954. In 1955, he met and married Anna Bell Wing. To this union five children were born. Anna Bell passed away in 1977. In 1987 he met and married Sophia M. Gunn. They raised a daughter together. During the early 1960s, the family moved to California as part of the relocation project. Later the family moved back to Lodge Pole. Dan served in the Army honorably and he worked as a carpenter for the BIA in the maintenance department. His work took him all over the Fort Belknap Reservation where he met and enjoyed many people. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need of some repair work. He was respected and admired by all who knew him. After retiring, he spent most of his time driving around Fort Belknap visiting friends. He spent a lot of time with his family and at family gatherings. Everywhere he went his dog was with him. Dan liked to listen to old country and western classics and sing along with them. He is preceded in death by his parents; wives, Anna Bell Wing Healy and Sophia M. Gunn Healy; son, Michael Healy; brothers, Harry, Bud, Percey, Wade and Robert Healy; sisters, Ardeth, Cleo, Daisey, Maxine and Mel. Daniel is survived by daughters, Audrey (Francis) Aims Back of Great Falls, Terryl “Disa” (Gene) Matt of Cut Bank and Cheryl (Bill) Doney of Lodge Pole; son, Stuart Healy of Lodge Pole; and stepdaughter, Alice Walker of Havre; brother, Chancey (Terry) Healy of Malta; and numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews. The family has entrusted the care of Daniel Healy to Edward’s Funeral Home in Chinook.