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Obituary - Theresa Lynn Harris


April 30, 2018

Theresa Harris

Theresa Lynn Harris of Box Elder, 61, passed away Friday, April 27, 2018, at her home.

A wake was held at 5 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2018, at the Living Waters Church and continued until her funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018, burial to follow at RJ Bar Ranch Family Cemetery.

Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Please leave a message of condolence for Theresa's family at http://www.hollandbonine.com.

Theresa was born on Dec. 16, 1956, to George and Bernice Harris in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. She was raised there for a few years until the family moved to Lame Deer, Montana. Theresa graduated from St. Labre High School and immediatly started clerking for the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Court System. In 1989 Theresa married Ron Stump in Lame Deer, Montana. A few years later the couple moved to Rocky Boy.

Over the years Theresa held jobs in Tribal Court Systems, both in Lame Deer and Rocky Boy. She fulfilled many positions: clerk, judge, prosecutor, and, most recently, public defender for the Chippewa Cree Tribal Courts. She also worked in the school system with the Native American Children as School Coordinator from 2013 to 2015.

She enjoyed traveling; her favorite destination being the Martin Luther King Jr. Monument in Washington, D.C. Theresa was a selfless, caring and loving person. She enjoyed visiting with friends and family and sharing her wit and was often good for a tease. Her grandchildren were her world and she loved every minute she spent with them.

She was preceded in death by both her parents; brother, Baptiste; and a niece, Tonya KillsNight.

She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Ron Stump; children, Monica Big Left Hand of Great Falls, Charles (Heather) LaFromboise Sr. and George LaFromboise, both of Rocky Boy, and Lyndell Stump of Belgrade; sister, Emma Harris of Lame Deer; brothers, Troy (Jonita) Harris, Arlee Harris and Delano (Tina) Harris all of Lame Deer; grandchildren, Tyler, Ashley, Britney, Charlize, Kaden, Charles Jr., Georgiana, Jaiden, KenG and Teague; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


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