Barbara Jean (Mason) Hamilton, Agichida Wiya, “WARRIOR WOMAN”, our beloved Mother, Sister, Auntie, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, passed away into our heavenly father and savior’s loving arms on June 22, 2019 at Northeastern Montana Health Services with all her family and friends at her side.
Barbara was born May 19, 1949 in Butte, Montana, the daughter of Jesse and Ramona Mason Jr. She grew up and attended elementary and high school in Wolf Point. She graduated from High school in 1966. After graduation she attended college at Cook Native American Ministry Foundation college in Mesa, Arizona for one year.
She enlisted into the Army on December 9th, 1969. During her Army career she worked as an administrative assistance for an army colonel in Washington, DC. She was honorably discharged on August 23, 1971.
Upon return to home she met and married Larry Hamilton in July 1971. They were later divorced.
Barbara attended NAES college and received a Bachelor of Arts degree on May 2, 1997.
Barbara began her career working for the Indian Health Services for 30 plus years, as an Administrator. She retired in 2014.
Retirement lasted shortly before her next career began working for the Land Buy Back program. When the program ended, she began working for the TSHIP program until illness prevented her from continuing.
Barbara was a member of the American Legion, Post 61. She also served as secretary for WPCO and was a Silver Wolf board member.
Barbara loved spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids. She attended all their school activities and sporting events. During basketball season you could always find her on the sidelines cheering on her Wolf Point Wolves. She enjoyed playing darts and bingo. She was a big fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and of Elvis.
She was an avid collector of Elvis memorabilia. She was looking forward to a trip to Graceland with her nephew Gary this year. Unfortunately, that trip never happened due to illness.
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Ramona (Clark) Mason Jr., Grandparents John and Mary (Adams) Clark, Jesse and Lucy (Sears) Mason Sr., Great Grandparents John and Rose Adams.
Sister Sharon (Mason) Brown and brother Johnny Mason.
Aunts, Josephine Clark, Laquita (Clark) Christensen and Ruby Clark.
Uncles, Elmer James, Melvin, Elmer Jay, and Bernard Clark
Cousins Daryl Ray Clark and Carol Kay Clark
Barbara is survived by her five sons, Lawrence Hamilton Jr., Dewayne Hamilton, Jason Hamilton, Terrence (Theresa) Hamilton and Mark Hamilton
Sisters, Jessica Mason Cantrell, Evetta (Wayne) Two Bulls and Debra Mason
Uncle, Charles (Ellen) Clark of Roswell, SD
Nieces, Trisha Mason, Pam (Matt) Holzworth, Tana Two Bulls, Angie (Tony) Shields, Laquita (Jerry) Zilkowski and Caley (Matt) Jordan.
Nephews, Spencer Mason, Orin (Tonetta) Cantrell, John Clark, Gary Clark, Melvin (Pam) Clark, Elmer Clark and Dorrance (Lara) Clark.
Grandchildren, Trevor Hamilton, Tyson Weeks, Sierra Hamilton, Sean Hamilton, Deion Hamilton, Lucas Hamilton, Devon Solberg, Nathan Hamilton, Marissa Hamilton, Aaron Hamilton, Tyler Tolan, Telia Lizard, Kayanna Hamilton, Jason Hamilton Jr., Issak Hamilton, Terrell Hamilton, Taylor Hamilton, Katriel Hamilton, Trenton Hamilton, Michael Daniels, Kevin Hamilton, Sharon Mason, Derrek Mason and Nicole Mason
Great Grandcildren, Dezzmynd and Aspyin Solberg, Waylon Drew, Bryson and Aniston Kreusel, and Kaisen Hamilton.
Barbara we are all heartbroken that you are no longer with us. You touched many lives and will be missed by many who loved you dearly. Rest now, no more pain or suffering. We love you and you will be forever in our hearts.
A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the New Community Hall in Wolf Point. The funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019 at the New Community Hall in Wolf Point. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements and condolences can be left for the family by using the form below.