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Obituary: Louise Stump

 

January 26, 2017

Louise Stump of Rocky Boy, 74, passed away at home surrounded by loved ones Jan. 23, 2017.

Traditional wake services aee at Our Savior's Lutheran Church starting Tuesday Jan. 24, 2017, and continuing until funeral services Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, with burial following at the Rocky Boy Cemetery.

Holland and Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements

Please visit Louise's online memorial, and leave a message of condolence for her family at http://www.hollandbonine.com.

Louise was born to Sam and Lucille (Little Sun) Windy Boy Jan.y 11, 1943, in Rocky Boy, Montana. She was raised in Rocky Boy and attended Parker School. She married Robert Stump in 1959 and together they had nine children. Louise attended Northern Montana College and then went to Montana State University in Bozeman to complete her master's degree in education. She taught at Rocky Boy Schools. She helped create Stone Child College and operated many programs through the college. She later became a bilingual teacher at Stone Child college, teaching Cree and English, and wrote children's books in Cree for them to learn. Being fluent in the native Cree language allowed her the opportunity to teach and inspire others to keep the native language going for generations.

Louise worked closely with the Chippewa Cree Tribal Historic Preservation Office to preserve the Cree language. She also developed the Cradle Board Teaching Project which she taught to many nationalities; this took her all the way to Hawaii. Louise was a kind person rich in the traditional heritage. She always gave cultural guidance to the youth when asked and was well known throughout the Rocky Boy community for her traditional ways. She worked as the Elap Coordinator for Stone Child College and began the group Grandparents raising Grandchildren in Rocky Boy and surrounding areas.

Her hobbies included sewing, beading, bingo, round dancing, attending powwows, cultural ceremonies and feeds. She was very traditional in her heritage. She liked anything with a turtle on it she made and collected many of these items.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Sam Windy Boy and Darin Stump; brothers Chester and Kevin Windy Boy, Pete Stump Jr .; grandsons Lathine Seth Windy Boy and Yancey Charette, and one granddaughter, Kristie St. Pierre.

Louise is survived by her husband, Robert Stump of Rocky Boy; seven children, Robert (Linda) Stump Jr. of Missoula; Denise (Allen Nault) Stump of Rocky Boy; Ramona (Clint Howell) Stump of Box Elder, Montana; Mamie (Ted) Montes; Shannon ( Byron) Swan; Sam (Collen) Stump and Toni (Eugene Walls Sr.) Stump all of Rocky Boy; sisters, Wendy (Dominic) Bradley, Mary (Ken Fromboise) Windy Boy, Rachel Windy Boy, Elaine (Frederick) Coffee; Juanita (Lester) Kinsel; Darlena Stump; Edwina Stump; Geraldine Racine; Teresa Tendoy; Pearl Whitford, Cheryl Windy Boy, Lois Gopher, Sharon Cantrell, Jolene Crebs, Sandra Stump, Odessa Stump and Wilma Windy Boy; brothers Arthur Windy Boy Sr., Sam Vernon Windy Boy Sr., Jonathon Windy Boy, Alvin Windy Boy, Wesley Windy Boy, Everette Windy Boy, Donovan Stump, Gordon Stump and Ronald Stump; 59 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. We apologize if we missed any people.

 

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