Our beloved, Dad, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa: Harold Dean Blount went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 31, 2020 in Billings, Montana after a hard fought battle with Covid-19.
Dad was born November 9, 1937 on a hill in Brockton Montana attended by his grandmother. He grew up in the Brockton area until the age of five and then moved to Frazer, which became his home until his passing. Dad touched may lives throughout his life, as a coach, mentor and most of all a Pastor at Cansuska Presbyterian Church. He attended school in Frazer and graduated in 1956. He then Joined the Navy in June of that year. He proudly served his country as a Naval intelligence officer- which had him learn many different languages. He was really proud of the Russian language and often found joy in visiting with other people who also knew the language. Dad married the love of his life Sadie Mae November 9, 1963, to this union they were blessed with eight children: Carol Jean, Vicki, Big Son, Baby girl, Thomas, Melanie, Richard, and Waylan. They adopted two sons: Roger White Sr. and the Late Russell White. They enjoyed a beautiful life until Mom’s passing April 24, 2013.
Dad worked for area farmers and ranchers after being honorably discharged from the Navy. He later became a Tribal Council Member for the Fort Peck Tribes from 1967 to 1987, commuting to Poplar every day. He served on the Norval Electric Board from 1988 to 1991. He started work for the Frazer School and became the Business Clerk, a job he enjoyed right up until his passing. He was also instrumental in starting the A&S Industries which he was very proud of.
Dad coached baseball for many years, basketball and football for Frazer School and was also the AD for many years. He also coached and played slow pitch softball for many years. Dad touched many lives and was a very kind and loving man. He was everyone’s “Grandpa Dean”.
We will miss you dearly Daddy but we know that you are with Mom and our brothers and sister enjoying a beautiful reunion. Dad, you always told us to always put God first and how education is very important. You instilled it in our children and grandchildren. We love you Dad. Love you always and forever…. Daddy, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa.
Dad is survived by his children, Carol (Karl) Wallette, Vicki (Tom) Dahl, Thomas Blount, Melanie (Mike) Cole, Waylan (Michelle) Blount, Nick (Faye) Blount, Roger White Sr., Meryl Smith, Suzann Smith and Nicole Dietrich; his grandchildren, Jaylan (Ashley) Blount, Markell Blount, Korbin Cole, Caleb Blount, Clint Bushman (Kailey), Sharla Bushman (John), Rosina Blount, Brenna Blount, Shoni Blount, Callin Grey Bear, Roger, Amanda, Jake, Justin,& Nicole White and Kelbee Blount; his Great grandchildren, Logan, Keeley, Lucas, Lennon Rose, Jeremiah Richard, Joshua Dean, Zayliana and Charlie Mae. He is also survived by a sister, Marietta Four Bear; an aunt, Gloria Garcia; and cousins, Judy Johnson, Eileen Buckman & Rae Jean Belgarde; and many nieces, nephews, aunties, cousins and many long-time friends.
Dad is preceded in death by his children, Harold Dean Blount Jr., Richard Buck Blount and Russell White; his parents, George & Clara (Red Eagle) Blount; his siblings, Pearl Four Bear, Arlene Standing, Wayne Blount, Lucille Blue Earth, Rita Talks Different, Dennis Blount, George Blount Jr., Marion Blount, Myron Blount and Robert Black Dog Sr.; his aunts and uncles, Jack and Joyce Tootoosis, Phillip Red Eagle, Winnie Smith, Alice, Rita and Catherine; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Frazer School Gymnasium and burial with Military Honors at Oswego Presbyterian Cemetery. Family asks that you follow Covid-19 restrictions: wear your mask, social distance and keep your hands clean. Bell Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at bellmortuarymontana.com.