Rose Alice (Cox) Grandchamp went peacefully and gracefully home to the Lord at 9:40 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 31, at 10 a.m. at the Frazer Community Hall, with Pastors John Grandchamp and James Oguin officiating, followed by interment in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Frazer.
She was born on a cold day in 1919, about 2 miles north of Nashua on the now Willy Lauckner place, to Issac Cox and Cora Running Woman, both of the Assiniboine tribe.
She met and married Alfred Grandchamp on April 1, 1939, by the Justice of the Peace in Frazer. In their early years, she and Alfred worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), living in tents and building dams and reservoirs. In the late 70s, they got their dream home built--a log cabin--and they lived happily until his death in 1999.
She loved gardening, flowers and rock picking, and the Red Bottom Celebration. She loved all of her grandchildren, who represented many different nationalities. She also loved horses and used to ride with Sonny.
In 2007 she moved into the Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point, due to Alzheimers, and resided there until her death.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; two sons, Alfred Jr. and Theodore "Butch" Grandchamp; and one daughter, Darlene Grandchamp.
She is survived by one daughter, Vina Barnett, of Anchorage, Alaska, and her four children; one son, John Grandchamp Sr. and his wife, Linda, of Frazer, and their four children; and 83 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The pallbearers will be her grandsons and granddaughters.
Bell Mortuary of Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.