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Obituary - Lowell Guy Oats


Lowell Guy Oats

Lowell Guy Oats, 58, passed away due to natural causes at his residence on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Wake services began at 5:00 p.m. at his residence Sunday, June 16, 2019, and will continue until he is moved to St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 4:00 p.m. today, Monday, June 17, 2019. Rosary services will be at 7:00 p.m. today, and funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2019, all at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Oats Family Cemetery.

Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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

Lowell was born May 12, 1961, in Fort Belknap to Robert and Violet (Morsette) Oats. He was raised in Rocky Boy, and graduated from Box Elder High School in 1979. Following high school, Lowell attended Salish Kootenai College and then Stone Child College, graduating with a certificate in carpentry trades. He had three beautiful children with Gerri LaMere, and then adopted his granddaughter in 2017. For many years, Lowell worked as a carpenter for Chippewa Cree Housing until his health issues forced him to retire.

He enjoyed joking and teasing with his family and friends, playing the machines, woodworking, carpentry repair and crafts. Lowell was a very supportive father and uncle, and could be found at all of his children’s, nieces’, and nephews’ sporting events and ceremonies, cheering them on. Most recently, he devoted his time to watching his youngest daughter, his pride and joy, playing basketball, at which she excelled. Lowell was an avid LA Lakers fan.

He was preceded in death by his grandchildren Roary John Michael RoastingStick and Tyra Parker; nephew Shawn Parker; brother Thomas Wayne Oats; paternal grandparents, Tom and Grace Oats, and maternal grandparents, William and Josephine “Babe” Morsette.

Lowell is survived by his children, Maria Flying, Melinda LaMere, Meiyah Sutherland, and Michael Oats, all of Rocky Boy; adopted son Rodney TurnToes Jr, of Rocky Boy; grandchildren Raycin, Raelynn, Raynan, Roger, Mary, and Alexis; parents, Robert and Violet (Morsette) Oats of Rocky Boy; sisters, Corinne (Wilbert) Parisian Sr., Josephine Corcoran, Evelyn Oats and Carol Oats, all of Rocky Boy; brothers Myron (Nadine) Oats, Robert (Linda) Oats Jr., Curtis (Claudette) Oats, Sheldon (Sharman) Oats and Robert “Bobby” Oats; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends.


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