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 Martina “Tina” Andrew

Martina “Tina” Andrew

Ronan, Lake County, Montana, USA
Death 18 Jun 2008 (aged 59)
Ronan, Lake County, Montana, USA
Burial Ronan, Lake County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 27764217 · View Source
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Martina "Tina" Andrew was born in Ronan, July 13, 1948, and she passed away at the family home Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at the age of 59.

Tina was the youngest of seven children born to Andrew Andrew, Sr. and Harriet Beaverhead. She and her brother Martin were twins.

Tina, her brothers and her sisters spent their early years on the family allotment along Spring Creek just east of Ronan. After the death of their father they moved up to the present-day family home, or "The Hill," on Mollman Pass Trail.

Tina and her siblings attended and were confirmed at the Ursulines in St. Ignatius. Then they went to school in Ronan. Then Tina and Martin went to the boarding school in Flandreau, S.D.

After graduating and returning from Flandreau, she went to Secretaries School in Los Angeles as part of the BIA Relocation Program of the '60s. Through this program she was able to work in Juneau, Alaska, for a time.

Tina loved to travel, and she and Martin traveled to many powwows with their Yaya and Selah, Pete and Josephine Beaverhead. She also loved to camp out. She could outhunt, out-fish and out-shoot "the boys." She spent many years planting trees and cutting firewood with her brothers before becoming the family matriarch.

You could hear Tina laugh from a mile away. She loved to laugh and joke around, but she also had a big heart to match her big laugh. She opened her home and heart to many "orphan kidz," as she put it.

She took care of her twin brother's son, Max, after his hunting accident. Tina did her best to live life to the fullest. She enjoyed every moment that she could because she knew that life was short. She was also very proud of her 18 years of sobriety, always attending the Sobriety Campout at the Arlee Powwow Grounds and receiving her Trail Blazers Jacket award.

Tina was preceded in death by her parents Harriet Beaverhead and Andrew Andrew Sr.; stepfather Martin Finley; grandparents Josephine and Pete Beaverhead; brothers, Max, Andy and Martin Andrew and Jody Finley; sisters Diane and Geraldine; sister-in-law Enid Ann Andrew; son Douglas; grandchildren Heather Rose, Jonathon Douglas and Aarron Chadwick; grand-aunt Mary Small Salmon; and aunties Rosie Bird and Angie Matt; and nieces Michelle L. Courville and Lois Small Salmon.

She is survived by her children Wayne and Marcelene; brother Dan Andrew; sisters, Carol Deanie Finley and Levi Lozeau Big Beaver; grandchildren Andrew "A.J." James Couture, Jeffery Adam Wilson, Lawson Sanders, Ronny Patten, Misty Dawn Barnaby, Tashina "Boo Bear" Barnaby, Valdena "Dena Bell" Barnaby, Anton Atwin, "Couture Boyz," Randon Lefthand and Marcus Beaverhead; greatgrandchildren Sky Anthony Raymond Barnaby Harrison and Maria Michelle Couture; nieces Sandra (Tony) Charette, Kim (Mike) Charette, Angelic (Shawn) Shlensker, Brandy Gardipe, Billie Jo Healy, Eloise Currie and Katherine (Candy Bar) Saloway; her nephews Gene Beaverhead (Bink), Chauncey Beaverhead (Lisa), Joe Andrew ( Judy), Steve Arca, Michael Jon (Angie), Marion George Saloway (Jackie), Garette Finley (Jamie) and Junior Gardipe; numerous cousins and extended family, as well as many, many friends. She has touched many hearts and loved many people.

Burial following in the Beaverhead-Andrew Cemetery located on Mollman Pass Trail south of Ronan.




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