GAY STEARNS obituary
HARLEM - Gay A. Stearns, 77, formerly of Chinook, died at his home in Harlem on Friday after a long battle with congestive heart failure.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Fort Belknap Red Whip Center. Burial with military honors will be in the Malta Cemetery.
Gay was the oldest of 12 chil-dren born on April 14, 1926, in Malta to Kenneth and Beatrice (Smith) Stearns. Gay attended schools in Whitewater. He enlisted
in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served during World War II.
Gay was a bar/restaurant owner, rancher, pawn broker and also worked in the petroleum industry.