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Mavis 'Mickey' Avon Failing


Mavis "Mickey" Avon (Buckles) Failing, (Chatga-Wiya), Left-Hand Woman, 77, passed on to the other side on Monday, June 2, 2014, at the Billings Clinic with her loved ones at her side.

She was born Oct. 25, 1936, in Poplar to Walter Buckles and Beulah Archdale. She was a proud member of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

Family was important to her. She lived her early years in Frazer, where she attended school. She met the love of her life, Wayne Failing, in Poplar in 1955, and they were married in 1956. To this union six children were born. They had jus...

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