By HDN Staff
HAYS Orville Wayne Doney, 33, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000 at Hays. The cause of death is under investigation.
Wake services will be 7 p.m. Friday at St. Paul's Mission Recreation Center. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the center. Burial will follow in the St. Paul Mission Cemetery.
Doney was born to Lindy and Irene (Talks Different) Doney on Nov. 10, 1967 at Fort Belknap Agency. He attended grammar school at St. Paul's Mission. He graduated from eighth grade and high school from the Hays/Lodgepole schools.
Doney was a member of the only Hays/Lodgepole High School football team the 1983-84 Thunderbirds to make it to state. He graduated from Northern Montana College with a 4.0 grade point average with a major in physical education and a minor in business.
Doney taught business at Hays/Lodgepole High School for a couple of years. At the time of his death, he was athletic director and coordinator for the Gear-Up program at Hays/Lodgepole High.
He enjoyed playing guitar and bass and singing country and gospel music and jamming with his family. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Doney was preceded in death by two nephews, Brian and Sean; some infant nieces, and an infant grandnephew.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy Doney of Hays; children, Wayne, Stephen, Diana, Michaela and Hawkan of Fort Belknap; stepchildren, Trent, Styler and Suzanne, all of Hays; parents, Lindy and Irene Doney of Hays; brothers, Mike Talks Different, Sherman Talks Different, Ron Super Doney, Ed Doney, Sr., Alvie Doney, Sr., Dean Doney, Sr., all of Fort Belknap, Curt Doney, Sr. of Hays, Clinton Rick Doney of Great Falls, David Doney, Sr. of Havre; sisters, Reva Sears and Lila Snell, both of Hays, Kathy Means of Fort Belknap, Charlene Forman of Morningside, Md.; numerous nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.