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Jan 15, 2013 - Staff
Patricia Thompson died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point, Mont. She was 82 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at St. Stephen's Mission with the Catholic clergy officiating. A rosary and wake will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Eagle Hall at St. Stephen's Mission. Interment will be in the Yellow Calf Cemetery at Ethete.
Patricia Thompson was born Nov. 9, 1930, in Fort Washakie, the daughter of the late Birdie Wolfrang and Carlos Basil.
She lived most of her life on the Wind River Indian Reservation before moving to Montana, and she attended schools at St. Stephen's. Ms. Thompson was a homemaker.
Her family said she enjoyed going to powwows and being around her family, grandchildren and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Brannan; sons Darrell Taylor and Russell Thompson Jr.; sisters Florence Redman and Clementine Day; brother Carlos Harris Jr.; 50 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her son, Dean Harris Taylor; sister Belva Jean Harris; brothers Raymond, Ambrose, Edwin and Marvin Harris; and godparents Jess and Elizabeth Oldman.
Services are provided by Wind Dancer Funeral Home.