Henry Alexander Gardipee Sr., 75, of Box Elder, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, of natural causes. His wake will be Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, and a Rosary will be at 7 p.m. His funeral service will be Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at 11 a.m., at Rocky Boy Catholic Church, with Father Pete Guthneck officiating. Burial will be at Rocky Boy Veterans Cemetery.
Henry married Madeline Sangrey, on Aug. 22, 1964. They were married 47 years. Henry loved watching the Box Elder Bears play sports, playing cards, watching football and playing the machines. Henry was employed at various places including Boeing of Great Falls, mining in Leadville Co., mining in Butte, an EMT of Rocky Boy, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Health Board of Rocky Boy. Henry was in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving his country from 1955 to 1959.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Louise Gardipee; his brother William; and two sons, Robert and William.
He is survived by his wife, Madeline; sons, John Gardipee,
Henry (Avis) Jr., Dennis (Trish) Gardipee and Justin Gardipee; brother, Stanley Gardipee; 11 grandchildren; sisters, Ramona Favel and Shirley Seymour, all of Box Elder, and sister, Mary Olive Brist of Kalispell, Mont.