Sandrea Elaine (Grandchamp) Lonebear, 69, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow.
She was born on July 5, 1944, at the family's home in Frazer, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Johnson) Grandchamp. She was raised in Glasgow, where she attended St. Raphael's Catholic School. She attended Cosmotology School in Cleveland, Ohio, completing her boards in 1964.
She returned to Glasgow in 1972 to raise her four young children. She worked most of her career at the Curley Top, even owning the salon for a short time.
She enjoyed fishing, crocheting, going to the stock car races, canning, dancing the two-step and waltz, and cooking for large get-togethers where she could spend time with family and friends. She didn't hesitate when asked to lend a helping hand to friends and family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Grandchamp; one brother, Robert "Bobby Joe" Grandchamp; and three sisters, Elizabeth "Babe" Jackson, Helen Grandchamp and Julia White.
She is survived by the love of her life for the past eight years, Myron "Punky" Faraason; two sons, Robert Lee Lonebear of Glasgow, and Reilly Lane and his wife, Debi, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Faithe Merrick and her husband, Kenny Merrick Jr. of Connecticut, and Bridgette Lapke and her husband, Jim, of Glasgow; five grandchildren, Royce Nation, Timothy Grandchamp and Anthony Grandchamp of Glasgow, Craig Merrick of Connecticut and Keisha Wahl of Billings; one great-granddaughter, Layla Lonebear, of Glasgow; three sisters, Carol Sienknecht of Kalispell, Cheryl Packineau and her husband, Willis, of Wolf Point, and Tina Freese and her husband, Alan, of Billings; two brothers, Nelson Grandchamp of Wolf Point and Melvin "Ben" Grandchamp of Glasgow; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
We will see you again. You will be in our hearts forever.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 14, at 1 p.m. at the Bell Chapel in Glasgow. Interment was a private family burial.
Bell Mortuary of Glasgow was in charge of arrangements.