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Obituary - Caroline Murphy-Fleury


Caroline Murphy-Fleury

Caroline K. Murphy-Fleury of Great Falls, 85, passed away from natural causes late afternoon June 12th in Missoula.

She was born in Havre, Montana, to parents Vance Murphy and Louise Trotchie. She was raised and attended school in Havre, then she married Raymond Sivertsen and they had four children. After she gave birth to her fourth child, they moved to Terry, then Bozeman and ended up in Great Falls in 1967.

They divorced and she married Gilbert Fleury. They celebrated 50 years together last November.

She worked as a bookkeeper throughout her life.

She was on the Little Shell Tribal Council as secretary/treasurer and was involved for 40-plus years, helping work on tribal business/events and the federal recognition. She had a true passion in researching tribal information. She helped numerous family members complete their enrollment.

She loved family gatherings and getting as many of the family together as possible. She was the glue of the family. Her family genealogy was a real passion; she had compiled ancestry back into the 1500s. She loved being with family and shopping with her sister Deanna.

She leaves behind her husband, Gilbert Fleury; daughters, Carol (Mike) Burnett, Cheryle French and Colleen (Roger) Hill; son Clancy (Lori) Sivertsen; stepchildren Terry Mahaffey and Bruce Fleury; sisters Deanna (Bud) Tuss, Elaine (Phil) Moen; brother, Donald Murphy; grandchildren, Shawn, Dawn, Jamie (Justin), Carey (Terry), Ria, Eva (Shawn), Kati (Corey), Gail (Tim), Newly, Buddy, Andy (Stephani), Mack (Maggie), Kevin (Michon), Kim (Scott), Tara (Casey), Ryan (Candy), Peter and Patrick; great-grandchildren, Justin, Dejah, Chauncey, Catherine, Jaida, Jaxon, Regina, Shelbi, Levi, Brooke, Kolten, Tyler, Derek, Hailey, Tristen, Colt, Sami, Trent, Kelli, Rowen, Shawnda, Gracey, Harlie, Kyleigh, Owen, Kolten, McKinsey, Jessika, Jeramey, Sierra, Chloe, Katelyn, Alli, Kaylee, Kayden, Caleb and Christopher, with another due in July; she had four great-great-grandchildren with another due in December; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vance/Olive Murphy and Louise Trotchie/Hunter; sister JoAnn Murphy; grandparents, Emma and Edward Mejie, John and Caroline Trottier; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; two nieces and two nephews.

A celebration of life will be held June 25th at 4:00 p.m. at the Little Shell Tribal Cultural/Event Center, 1529 Stuckey Road. A family graveside service will be held in Havre at Highland Cemetery June 26th at 1:00 p.m.


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