FORT HALL — Bessie Nappo, 75, of Fort Hall, Idaho passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
She will be taken to her home on Broncho Road for viewing at 10 a.m. May 22, 2020 until 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020. A sunrise service is Tuesday morning. Burial services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 at Salmon City Cemetery under direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
Gerad Graysen Kipp
September 18, 1972-May 15, 2020
Gerad Graysen Kipp began his journey into the spirit world on May15, 2020.
Gerad was the son of Dr. LaNada War Jack and former Montana State Legislator George G. Kipp.
His siblings on his mother’s side are Devon Boyer, Fort Hall, Idaho; Theodore Means Jr, Fort Hall, Idaho and Jessica James, Fort Hall, Idaho. His siblings on his father’s side are Christy Gillham, Angelina Kipp, AJ Kipp, Na Too Kipp, Shaun Kipp, Gaynell Real Bird, Mariah Kipp, Mina Kipp.
Gerad was the loving husband to Michelle L. Guzman for 26 years and loving father of two children, Willowcahill W. Kipp and Stormee L. Kipp. Recently Willowcahill Kipp and Emmette Dustybull gave Gerad his first grandson Kaamotaani Dustybull.
Gerad was born in Pocatello, Idaho, September 18, 1972 and spent his early childhood at Fort Hall, Idaho with his grandparents, Ed and Olive Boyer. Gerad went to Natchez Elementary School in Wadsworth, Nev.; middle school at Blackfoot, Idaho; high school at Susanville, Calif. then moved back to Fort Hall with his mother where he graduated at the Shoshone Bannock Jr./Sr. High School, Fort Hall, Idaho.
Gerad attended the Pre-Law Summer Institute of Law (PLSI) in New Mexico. In 1996, he graduated from University of Washington with his Bachelor’s in Political Science, he then went to University of Kansas Law School in Lawrence, Kansas. Most recently he was re-pursuing his education as a graduate student at University of Tulsa oil, gas and energy law program.
Gerad was loved by all he met, and stained his loved one’s ears with his echoing laughter and positive, energetic personality. Gerad Graysen Kipp lived his life to the fullest. Ultimately it was his compassion and caring nature that has stuck in everyone’s hearts. He worked in France for Euro-Disney in the Wild West show, worked as stuntman on the Tonto Lone Ranger movie and recently as a wrangler for an up coming Native movie The Last Man Hunt. Currently, he worked for the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project as a Ditch Rider Irrigation System Operator.
Some of the highlights in Gerad’s life were, his family and most recently becoming a grandfather to his grandson Kaamotaani. He was proud to be the first Shoshone-Bannock High school athlete to make the All State Basketball team and was the first Shoshone-Bannock High School graduate to get a college degree.
He was very proud of his 2008 title run with Sage Momberg, Chris Calflooking, Kothan (coco) Firstrider and Mack Momberg. They won the National Indian Relay Championship that summer in Blackfoot, Idaho and went undefeated the entire summer. Gerad’s face would light up when he would talk about his family. He would help anyone near to him and make a memory with them.
Viewing and traditional service was at Foster Funeral Home in St. Ignatius, Montana on Sunday, May 17, 2020. An all night wake was at the GG Kipp Ranch on Monday, May 18, 2020 in Browning, Montana. Burial was Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at his father’s ranch at Badger Creek, Browning, Montana.