Michelle “Shelly” Radue was born to Victoria Youngman and Leroy Douglas in Poplar, Montana on June 9, 1969.
Michelle graduated from Miles City High School in 1987. Moved back to Poplar in 1988. She met Irvin Olson, Sr. in 1988 and she started her family. They have 6 children together.
Michelle worked for the Fort Peck Tribes as the Chairman’s Secretary for a number of years. Michelle liked to have cook-outs with family and friends. She also enjoyed watching movies, going to rummage sales with her mother-in-law Margaret, enjoyed playing machines, taking her grandchildren to pow-wows, participating in school activities with her grandchildren. She was always a joy to be around and her laugh was infectious. Michelle loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren, they were her world. She devoted her last remaining years raising her grandson as her own, with the help of her partner, Allen.
Michelle is survived by her 6 children, Raymond, Irvin, Jr., Victoria, Heather, Margaret, Erica; her companion, Curtis Allen Menz, Sr.; brother Justin Douglas; sister Laurie Lund; special mother Margaret Hapa; adopted mother Cindy Radue; sisters-in-law Yvette Todd, Julia Young, Jonelle Menz-White; brothers-in-law Kenneth, Sr., Robert, Keith, Lester Olson; aunties Vivian Jones, Midge Clancy, Louella Douglas-Contreras, Mellissa Cantrell, Isabelle, Deloris, Eloise Youngman, Wilma Snell, Donna BlackDog; grandma Florence Youngman; uncles John Douglas, Mike Douglas, Arnold Douglas, Doug and Juanita Youngman, Cyril Iron Ring; grandpa Mike Youngman; adopted brother Mark Radue; adopted sisters Felicia and Andrea Radue; grandchildren Erik Cash Radue, Tristen Radue, Dominique Olson, Raymond Radue, Skyler Olson, Jaylen Sayetsitty, Rileigh Youpee.
She is preceded in death by her parents; sister Shiela Radue; brother Christopher Douglas; father-in-law Frank Hapa, Sr.; adopted father Kelly Radue; grandparents Eva Iron Ring, Douglas Youngman, Christine Davis-Owens, Joseph Douglas; brother-in-law Michael Hapa, Sr., nephew Kolt Burshia; uncles DeWayne, Thomas, Sr., Darrell Youngman, Jesse, Duane, William, Steve Douglas; auntie Joanne White Eagle; cousins Eva Youngman, Earl Jones III, Darrell Jones, Clair Fourstar.
If we forgot anybody we didn’t mean to. She had a large family. Gone but never forgotten, we love you and miss you always Shelly. You left us with a lot of happy memories.