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Philomayne Tucker

Philomayne Tucker
Born: Jun 27, 1937
Died: Jan 25, 2016

Philomayne Tucker (Travois Woman), 79, passed away on January 25, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. Wake services will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Chief Nosey Center in Lodge Pole. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Chief Nosey Center in Lodge Pole. Arrangements have been made with Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook. 
Philomayne was born to George Shields, Sr. and Isabel (Lodge) Shields on June 27, 1937 at Fort Belknap. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, followed by a Master’s degree, also in education.
            Philomayne’s passion for education went far beyond her 23 year career in teaching in Hays and Lodge Pole. Following her retirement, she went to work for head start.  Her creative abilities were endless. Additionally, she was a frequent traveler, living up to her Indian name (Travois Woman) while always making friends and touching lives. 
            Loved by many as a teacher, friend, mentor, mother and grandmother, she lived her life as a giver that influenced and blessed more than she knew.
            Philomayne is preceded in death by her father George Shields Sr., mother Isabel (Lodge) Shields, brother; George (Sonny) Shields Jr., William (Billy) Shields, Bernard Shields and Bradley Shields, sisters Yvonne Shields and Georgina Shields.
            Philomayne is survived by her husband of 58 years Rhinehart Tucker of Lodge Pole, daughters Becky (John) Andrews of St. Paul, Minnesota and Dawn Michelle (Donavon) Oleyte of Billings, son Gary (Tarri) Tucker of Great Falls, brother; Leroy (Squeaky) Shields of Fort Belknap and sister Brenda Shields of Chinook.

Public Guest Book

Jan 27th
Sue O'Leary
To the family of Philomayne,
Know that Philomayne touched the lives of many people beyond Lodge Pole. I worked with her when she worked at Headstart. She was our mentor, tour guide and advisor. She became the guiding light for our team and helped make our task of testing the children at Headstart for Office of Public Instruction significant. She was always ready with wonderful treats and coffee at the beginning of our day, a word of encouragement at noon and a cheerful "see you tomorrow" at the end of the day. Keep her love of education and children alive. She will be missed.
Jan 27th
Shannon Fox
I am sorry to hear of the passing of this great gentle spirited woman who was my 8th grade teacher for a few months. I also was her friend. she will be greatly missed. She was a true lady with style and grace. and so much talent.
Jan 28th
Wilma Werk
Sending My condolences & prayers to All of Philomenes Family. She was so nice & good to Everyone, I'm gonna miss Her being with Us at Our Womens Group & trips We take.RIP Dear Friend!


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