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COLSTRIP - Stephanie Louise Currier, 28, of Colstrip, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, of injuries sustained in an auto accident near Worden.

She was born Feb. 21, 1974, in Provo, Utah, a daughter of Darlene Beartusk. She was raised by her parents, Darlene and Mike Hamilton in the Lame Deer area, attending schools in Lame Deer and Colstrip. While in high school, she actively participated in basketball, volleyball, track, speech contests, cheerleading and the Business and Professionals of America.

Stephanie represented Colstrip High School in several beauty pageants. She graduated from Colstrip High in 1992 and then worked for the North American Company as a payroll officer. She attended Chief Dull Knife College, where she completed her Associate of Arts Degree. Following her graduation, she began work for the Educational Talent Search Program for the State of Montana, providing services to local high school students.

She later attended MSU-Billings and received her BS degree in accounting in 2000. She was currently employed in the finance department for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe. For her efforts with the finance department, she was awarded the 2001 Tribal Travel Coordinator award for her outstanding performance.

Stephanie was a devoted mother who always worked for the improvement of others. She was a fitness person, who enjoyed bowling, darts and playing softball. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She married Jon Currier on Feb. 22, 1992, in Colstrip and the couple made their home in Colstrip.

Survivors include her husband, Jon; two sons, Jonathan and Seth, and her daughter Ailei, all of the family home; her biological father, Marvin T. McCabe of New Mexico; her parents, Darlene and Mike Hamilton of Lame Deer; her sister, Mavis Hamilton of Lame Deer; a brother, Charles (Yolanda) Page of Ronan; her grandparents, Margaret (Isaac) Shoulderblade of Lame Deer and Alice McCabe of New Mexico; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Wake services will be held 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the Blessed Sacrament Catholic church Social Room. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 29, in the Lame Deer Boys and Girls Club. Interment will follow in the Lame Deer Cemetery. Bullis Mortuary of Hardin has been entrusted with the arrangements.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their assistance at the time of our loss.

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