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Obituary: Carmella Kay Stump Not Afraid


Last updated 3/24/2017 at 11:55am

Carmella Kay Stump Not Afraid went home to be with Creator March 20, 2017, due to cancer.

Wake services were Tuesday, March 21, 2017, and continued until her funeral service, which was Thursday, March 23, 2017, all at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. Burial will followed in the Rocky Boy Cemetery.

Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Please visit Mimi’s online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for her family at http://www.hollandbonine.com.

Mimi was born July 25, 1947, to Patrick and Julia (Wolf Walker) Stump in Rocky Boy, where she lived for all her childhood and was raised. When she got older, her dad, brothers, and sisters moved to Billings, where it became home for her. Her family and her also spent some time living in Reno, Nevada. She was the second oldest of her siblings. She loved being with her family, enjoyed her brothers and sisters’ company.

Carmella was a kind-hearted lady, very generous and caring to everyone. She was always there to help, she had the biggest heart full of love. We all enjoyed her company, she loved to laugh about the good memories that were made. When she was younger, her mother taught her how to bead, which she loved to do, and she was very good at. She showed us, the younger generation, our Chippewa Cree culture ways, from what was wrong to right.

She married Eldon Not Afraid Sr. from Crow Agency, Montana, when she was in her 20s. They later divorced. They had their first daughter, Julie Ann Not Afraid, who was her only child. Julie Ann has three daughters of her own, Shiree, Daisy and Whitney. Later in life, Carmella took her oldest granddaughter, Shiree, as her own and raised her. She now has six great-grandchildren whom she loves with all her heart and are very precious to her. She loved spending time with them, they kept her busy and she enjoyed every minute with them. Her great-grandchildren loved her very much. They always wanted to spend time with her.

She is survived by her daughter, Julie (Danny Three Irons) Not Afraid; granddaughters Shiree (Tyrone) Martinez Sr., Daisy (Francisco Maldonado) and Whitney Three Irons of Billings, Montana; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Glen (Betty) Stump of Gallup, New Mexico, and Father Pete Guthneck of Rocky Boy, Montana; sisters, Kathleen (Ed Spotted Eagle) Goggles of Rocky Boy, Montana, Valeria (McKinley) Iron, Jobyna Stump of Billings, Montana, and Ethelene Stump of Lame Deer, Montana; and numerous beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends.

Carmella is preceded in death by her parents, Patrick and Julia Stump; granddaughter, Mary Margaret St. Pierre; brothers, Darrell Stump, Leon Stump Sr., and Leslie Stump Sr .; sister, Joyce Stump; nieces, Maryann Stump, Heather Not Afraid, Sonya Sunchild, Ursula Stump, Sylvia Russette, Athena Galbavy and Cheyenne St. Pierre; her nephew, B.J. DeCora; her former husband, Eldon Not Afraid Sr .; her grandparents, John and Elizabeth Good Runner and John and Blanket Stump; her uncles, Joe and Johnny Demontiney, Donald Meyers, John, Pete, Donald, Rocky Mountain and Jimmy Stump, Earl Big Bow, and Roddy Sunchild; her aunts Alice Russette, Bernice Russette, Flora Big Knife, Mary Jane, Julia and Margaret Demontiney, Minnie Watson, Queen Anderson, and Hazel and Carol Big Bow; and close relatives, Roger Sr. and Tumsy St. Pierre, Cheeto Russette, Dale and Bobby Wright, Linda Demontiney, John Edwin, Duane and Karen Meyers, Valeria Puga, Alberta and Harriette St. Pierre, Ronnie and Ervin Anderson, and Evelyn Eagleman.


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