Olivia Elizabeth Marie Bear passed away of undetermined causes on Nov. 19, 2012, in Havre. Wake services will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, and continuing until her funeral service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Kills at Night Center. Burial will be in the Hays Mission Cemetery in Hays. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.
Olivia was born Nov. 19, 2012, to Donald and Jean (White Cow) Bear in Havre. Her birth was greatly looked forward to especially by her big sister, Gabrielle. When we would all lay in bed together the four of us would rub momma's belly and say “baby baby” and give her baby sister a big sister kiss. Her daddy would at night run his big hand across mommy’s belly to see if he could feel her kick or touch his hand like her big sister used to do, she too would have been daddy’s little girl. Mommy couldn’t wait till her little angel would grace us with her presence. She was so excited to be able to tell people “these are my girls.
“Olivia will be greatly missed by her family, but she will never be forgotten. We know she is in heaven watching over us till the day we will be reunited."
Oliva was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents, Joseph and Josephine White Cow; and James Birdtail Jr.; and her uncle, Darnell Fox.
She is survived by her parents, Donald and Jean Bear of Havre; her sister, Gabrielle Bear of Havre; her brother, Kyan William of Hays; her grandparents, Blossom and William Quisno of Fort Belknap and Benjamin Bear of Harlem, and Mary White Cow of Hays; her great-grandmothers, Marie Birdtail of Lodge Pole and Erma Bear of Harlem; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.