BROWNING Edward Wilson AfterBuffalo, 71, died of natural causes Saturday, Oct. 6, at a Browning hospital.
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Nightly prayer services are 7 p.m today and Thursday at Old Eagle Shield Center. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday at the center. Burial to follow in New AfterBuffalo Family Cemetery. Pondera Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Lee AfterBuffalo; his daughters, Brenda Sue AfterBuffalo (Gilbert Grant) and daughter Cheyenne, Tammy AfterBuffalo and her children, Vanessa, Jolynn, and Harley RunningWolf, Wilda AfterBuffalo and her children, Taylor and Riley AfterBuffalo, and Caitlyn AfterBuffalo and Joshlyn Lamere; sons, Clement AfterBuffalo (Lori Lee Hall) and children, Justin, Dustin, Austin, and CJ AfterBuffalo, Danny Edwards, Edward AfterBuffalo Jr. (Angelina MiddleRider) and children, Edward III, Andrew, Beth, Amy, and Ashley AfterBuffalo, Patrice Omeasoo, and Marcus Lamere; sister Agnes SpottedBear; brother Patrick "Bunny" AfterBuffalo; and 15 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilson and Jeanette AfterBuffalo; and a son, Timothy Luke AfterBuffalo.
Edward was born April 16, 1941, in Browning. He was raised in Browning. He married Barbara Lee Big Spring in 1977. Edward served in Company B, 2nd Battle Group, 187th Infantry, Third US Army Airborne School from Nov. 4 to Nov. 24, 1962. He was honorably discharged on May 31, 1968. Edward received a certificate for auto mechanics in Los Angeles. Edward worked in the sanitation department for IHS hospital, Indian Health Service, in housekeeping and maintenance. He also worked for Blackfeet Irrigation, the railroad department and on telephone lines.
He enjoyed spending time with family, fishing, hunting, trapping and most of all ranching.
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Published in Great Falls Tribune on Oct. 10, 2012