Funeral services for Evelyn “Jody” Molstad, 93, of Baker were held Aug. 23, 2013 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker.
Posted August 29, 2013
Funeral services for Evelyn “Jody” Molstad, 93, of Baker were held Aug. 23, 2013 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker. Burial was in the Bonnievale Cemetery in Baker.
Jody passed away Aug. 18, 2013 at Fallon Medical Complex in Baker.
Jody Molstad was born Feb. 5, 1920 at the family ranch in the Chalk Buttes south of Ekalaka, the daughter of Henry J. and Clara (Russell) Trenk. Jody attended boarding school and graduated from Bismarck Indian School. Following graduation, Jody fell in love and married Rueben Molstad, who worked for her family’s sawmill. Jody and Rueben had four children, Rosie, twins Edwin (who died at birth) and Edward, and Russell. She worked as an outfitter throughout Carter County and did so until just recently. She was fond of animals, especially her dog “Puggie”.
Jody was the granddaughter of Ekalaka, therefore proudly rode in the Ekalaka summer festival parade. She was a descendant of Sitting Bull, the granddaughter of the American Indian woman for whom Ekalaka, Montana is named. She was quoted, “I am one-fourth Sioux and so proud of it. To think I’m Indian! We as a people are getting sparse.” Jody had a happy childhood with her family who sold pine locally to area ranchers who built barns and homes.
Jody is survived by her daughter, Rosie “Cookie”, of Vernal, Utah; two grandsons, Aaron (Michelle) Scoles and Richard (Kelley) Scoles, both of Billings; two granddaughters, Beth (Tony) Munari of Billings and Mary (Anthony) Gallegos of Thornton, Colo.; and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rueben; children – infant twin Edwin, twin Edward, and Russell.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com.