Ila Mae Alexander Denny of Portland, Ore., 57, died on Nov. 28, 2007, at her residence.
The coroner has not determined the cause of death. Funeral services were held last Monday at the Rocky Boy Lutheran Church with Alvin Windy Boy Sr. Officiating, Burial followed the service at the Rocky Boy Cemetery, and a traditional feast followed the burial at the church. Ila was born on May 6, 1950, in Havre, the daughter of Fred and Mary (Small) Alexander. She was raised and educated in Rocky Boy. She attended the Central Indian Bible College in South Dakota where she earned her associate degree. She cherished her grandchildren. When she took them for walks they would pick cedar, she enjoyed doing arts and crafts and most importantly being with her grandkids and family. She would always tease her grandkids with her gums and dentures. S h e e n j oye d p l ay i n g machines, bingo and scratch tickets, reading, working on crossword puzzles and word finds, chewing gum and blowing bubbles, and posing for pictures. She collected miniature items, eagle figurines and flowers. She was preceded in death; by her parents; sisters, Barabara Ann Alexander, and Mary Rose Denny; brothers, Frederick, Curtis, Alan, Orin Sr., and Milton; son, Alton Boyd Alexander; husband, George “Buster” Denny, and niece, Mary Anne Alexander. She is survived by her daughters, Jamie (Antonio) Mendez and Bonita (Issac) Denny, and son, Tyson (Nicole) Denny, all of Portland; sisters, Elvira (Henry) Day Child and Karen (Louis) Alexander, both of Rocky Boy; brothers, Ke n n e t h Al exa n d e r a n d Sherman (Arlene) Alexander, both of Rocky Boy; an aunt; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services and arrangements were entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.