Harris Gail Rock

Harris Gail Rock

Harris Gail Rock (Sitting Rock Iyaiyodanga), 88 passed away on March 7, 2019 at Northern Montana Hospital. 

Harris was born on July 23, 1930 to Gus (Above & Beyond) and Nina (Blue Hawk Women) Rock at the Ft. Belknap Hospital in Harlem, MT. Harris graduated from Harlem High School in 1951, and then went on to serve our country, by joining the U.S. Army during the Korean War. While in the army he was stationed in South East Asia.  He was then honorably discharged on May 28th 1953. Later he attended Northern Montana College and graduated with a nursing Degree in 1970.  He then went back to Aaniiih Nakoda College to earn his Class 7 Certification for the Native language. 

Harris worked for the Indian Health Service from 1954 to 1968 as the Ambulance Driver and then worked for UPS from 1974-1993.  He then went into teaching the Assiniboine language at Aaniiah Nakoda College and Harlem High School. Every one of his students knew him as Grandpa Harris.  
Harris was an international Champion Grass Dancer in the U.S. & Canada. He loved competing throughout his life. He also enjoyed collecting Avon, antiques, and sand depression glass.

Harris married Rosemary (Bunty) LaFromboise and had 8 Children, Susie, Gaile, Kellie, Leslie, Avis, Deanna, Roger, and Harris Keith. Bunty and Harris later divorced in 1973.   Harris then married Luetta Van Holland on May 29th, 1976 and had two sons, Titus, and Neil E. Rock. He also has 4 adopted daughters Julia, Geraldine, Vikki & Vivian.

Harris is preceded in death by both of his parents, Gus and Nina, wives Rosemary (Bunty) and Luetta, sister Ruth (Geeja) Long Knife, and son Titus

Harris is survived by his children, Susie(Charlie) Hay, Gaile (Pete) Torres, Kellie Rock, Leslie Rock, Avis Rock, Deanna (Dail) Hardinger, Roger Rock, Harris Keith Rock, Julia (Edwin) Doney, Geraldine Rutherford, Vikki & Vivian Johnson,  23 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.  

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  1. To the Family, so sorry for your loss. Hope you will be comforted in knowing that Harris has the prospect of being resurrected, healthy (in the flesh), to Paradise Earth just as Jehovah God has promised. In fact , the vast majority will enjoy everlasting life right here on earth as God had intended from the beginning. God’s Kingdom will do this under the rule of Jesus Christ. READ John 5:28, 29, Job 14:14, 15,Psalms 37:29, Matthew 6:9,10, Matthew 5:5 and Revelation 21:2-4 Go To: JW.ORG

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