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Cecille Ann ‘Yiya’ Adams Lumpry

Cecille Ann ‘Yiya’ Adams Lumpry 

ST. IGNATIUS – Cecille Ann “Yiya” Adams Lumpry , 83, passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in Polson.

Born March 21, 1931, in Arlee to John B. Adams and Mary Ellen Massalaw, she was raised in the Evaro and went to the Evaro School, quitting after fourth grade to help with the family farm. Cecille tanned for many years to help support her family and she also did a lot of beadwork.

An avid beader, she loved to fish, powwows, playing stickgame and riding in the mountains. She was a great horsewoman, trick rider and jockey.

The last of the children of John and Mary Ellen Adams, she was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lawrence, Bob and Alex; sisters, Josephine Lumpry, Dorothy Coleman, Mary “Sugar” Stiner and Christine McClure; and a son, Peter Joseph Lumpry.

She is survived by her children, Geraldine (Terry) McDonald of St. Ignatius, Aaron (Kitty) Felix of Arlee, Cynthia (Dennis) Mitchell of Polson, Harry (Billie) Felix of Arlee, Evelyn Felix of Fort Hall, Idaho, and Alexander (Emma) Felix of Arlee; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and her bingo partners, Flo and Janie Wabansee.

A wake began Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Longhouse with the rosary being recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in the St. Ignatius Catholic Mission with burial following in the Jocko Cemetery. Condolences may be left at

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