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Carl John Healy

April 10, 1963 ~ May 20, 2022 (age 59)

Obituary

Carl John Healy Sr. age 59. Beloved Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Mentor, Sundancer for 24 years, long time Ft. Belknap Transportation Director who served the Ft. Belknap community for 27 years, there is no words that can be made to describe this good man, who made his journey May 20, 2022, while being transported to Ft. Belknap ER during cardiac arrest.

The Services, Wake will be held on May 22, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.at the Medicine Bear Lodge (Senior Center) in Lodgepole and also funeral will be held at Medicine Bear Lodge (Senior Center) at 11:00 a.m. and Burial at the Lodgepole Cemetary after the service.

Carl John Healy Sr. was born April 10th 1963, born at Ft. Belknap I.H.S. to Gretchen Ohlerking and Percy Glenn Healy Sr., John Healy Sr., raised between Big Warm on the Healy Ranch with his siblings Jerome Wise, Clyde Healy, Louis Healy, Percy Healy Jr., Peggy Healy, Wanda Healy and moved to San Jose, California where he attended Pioneer High School in San Jose and then went on to the first graduating class of the Hays-Lodgepole School 1982. Carl John Healy Sr. met Rachel Castillo and soon had a beautiful baby girl Kristina Healy in the winter of 1989. John Healy attended Ft. Belknap College (Aaniiih Nakoda College) to graduate with a Carpentry degree and to continue his education, he went on to graduate from Northern Montana College (MSU-Northern) with a Bachelors degree in Civil Technology in the Fall of 1993. A few years later John Healy was introduced to Paula Jeanne Antoine from his sister Peggy Healy at a BIA Bowling Tournament in Billings, MT February 1994 and soon after got married in Las Vegas at the Best Little Chapel December 1994. During their 8 year marriage, John and Paula gave life to 2 sons, Carl John Healy Jr. & Solomon Charles Healy, later divorced in 2002.

The Healy family came from Big Warm on the Ft. Belknap Assiniboine and Gros Ventre Reservation, but during their 8 year marriage Carl John Healy Sr. and Paula Antoine acquired a 22 acre plot of land down the valley in the late summer of 1995 and the sons (Carl John Healy Jr. and Solomon Charles Healy) and grandchild (Anakin Jerome Healy) are still currently residing on that beautiful piece of land for the last 27 years.

Carl John Healy Sr., after the graduation from Northern Montana College (MSU-Northern), John got a job with the Transportation Department where he worked for the last 30 years and during that time he helped the Ft. Belknap community in so many ways, he dedicated late hours, hard work, and determination to help Ft. Belknap and its community. There's probably countless things around Ft. Belknap in which John Healy had or was majorly responsible for in creating or had consulted with. Besides being a dedicated worker and loving his job which allowed him to help this community, he also enjoyed bowling in which he was a expert at, playing in tournaments and playing with such devotion that he had signature moves after a strike that he enjoyed so much, he loved bowling and travelling to tournaments with his oldest son Carl John Healy Jr. who he has been bowling with for 6 years. He also loved going out to the golf course and playing 18 holes with his beloved friends and family in which he loved every second. Thru his marriage with Paula Jeanne Antoine, Carl John Healy Sr. was introduced to a spiritual way that would alter his life, family, his sons, and grandchild. John Healy was a big part of the Sundance in Winner, South Dakota for more than 24 years where he was held in great respect among all of the sundancers and the family that helps to make that way of life, it is a way his oldest son has carried on and tries to be just as his dad did. Carl John Healy Sr. was a smart, focused, and a fighting man who had such a influence to those around him that they held his advice in such tremendous respect and they knew he actually cared and meant every word.

Carl John Healy Sr. was the Transportation Director for alot of years and during that time he was also a member of various transportation boards and committees that helped to make travelling in Montana and on the reservations safer. The Intertribal Transportation Association, Montana Department of Transportation, NECI Engineering, and many trips to Washington DC where he represented The Ft. Belknap Indian Community.

He is survived by three sons, daughter, and grandsons, Carl John Healy Jr., Solomon Charles Healy, Josiah C. Healy (Ariana Lopez-Healy), Kristina F. Healy, Anakin Jerome Healy, Truett Oliver Lopez-Healy, Troy Dexter Lopez-Healy. Also Brother and Sisters, Peggy Healy (Wil Gray Sr.), Carol Healy, Wanda Healy (Keith Billy) Percy Healy Jr. (Marsha Healy) and is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Percy Healy Sr., Gretchen Ohlerking- Healy, Brothers, Clyde Healy, Louis Healy, Jerome Wise, Dale King Sr., Owen Knox, Grandmother Rose Runningfisher-Ohlerking, Sister-Ione Healy-Jefferson, Nephews- Brian Renville, Kenny Ellenwood Nieces Clydette and Heather Dawn Healy

 

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