Great Falls- With great sorrow the lord has called upon our angel Leona Michelle Walls 35, from Oilmont, Mt. Leona passed away on August 28, 2016 in Great Falls, Mt.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. At Enemy Killer Recreation Center. Interment will be Thursday, September1, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Lodge Pole Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com

Leona was born May 5, 1981 in Great Falls, Mt. to John Franklin Walls Sr. and Karla Jean Gregory. She received her education at Sunburst Elementary School and followed with high school at North Toole County High School and graduated in 1999.

She was a member of the United States Army and served a tour of duty in Iraq. She was also a member of American Legion Post 73 Sweet Grass with her father John. She was an enrolled member of the Assiniboine Tribe in Ft. Belknap, where she was honored as a Native American warrior in 2005.

Leona was loved by so many family and friends. She loved to travel whether for work or family. Leona had the biggest heart. She would go out of her way to help family and friends. When she walked into the room her smile and charismatic personality lit it up. She was very artistic; she made the best homemade cards that even had her own Hallmark signature on them.

She is survived by John Sr. and Karla Walls parents; Older brother Joseph Walls, his children (Emma & Quincy); Younger Brother John Jr. Walls, his daughter (Lily Sue); Uncle Jason (Kristie) head; Uncle Thomas Walls; Auntie’s Patricia Blaine, Lynn Walls, Kathy Katzke, Tammy Head ; and Grandmother Thelma Long Fox Head, and her precious dog Tika; and numerous cousins and friends.

She is preceded in death by Syble Ginsburg (grandmother); Joe Walls (grandfather); Bill Gregory (grandfather); Uncles Merle Head, Alfred head, Leo Gregory and Charles Walls.


Guest Book


From: woo

Karla and John, our hearts are heavy while thinking of you. There are no words to best describe the person Leona is. Know that Pops and I will always be here for you, let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Thinking of you, Cindy(Woo) and Bob(Pops)


From: Danette & Frank werk

My condolences to u lil cuz. Going to miss you. You were such a pretty lady with a smile that made everyone feel welcome around you. Until we meet again cuz.


From: The Lunda Family

Our family loved Lonis like one of our own. Our heart aches with yours, and we send all of our love and best wishes to you in this difficult time.


From: Cheri (Raulston) Sides

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to the family. Keep all her memories alive and remember the good times that you had together. My heart goes out to he family. Prayers for the upcoming times of sadness and heartache. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻


From: Karen Hesla Doran

John, Karla, and family, I'm so very saddened and heartbroken for this to happen to such a wonderful, loving young lady. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you for today and everyday.


From: Jeanie Humphrey

I am sorry for your loss. she was such a wonderful person that I loved dearly. thank you for letting me be apart of this and treating me like family. I will always hold you all dear to my heart


From: Tom and Pam McCracken

We will remember this lovely, talented, warm hearted young lady as she always would have that smile on her beautiful face of hers. As loud as Pam at the football games, family was everything to her. I remember her as the "little" Indian girl in grade school who had the most beautiful long black hair I had ever seen. Left school one day with her long hair and came back the next school day with it cut off. When asked why she said "I had lice" "Mom cut it off" oh she was most certainly truthful. Please know your family is in my prayers. Hoping you can find peace knowing she is now and shall always be with you, your memories can never be taken from you. I do not any longer ask "why" I know in my heart there is a reason for everything that happens. Love you all, continue prayers coming your way.

Tom and Pam


From: Jodi Rossmiller Zolynski

Joseph, Karla, John... My heart goes out to you. There are no words... I am so very sorry to hear about Leona. I always admired her smile, care-free spirit, and quick wit. I wish there was a magical set of words that would comfort you, all of the Family and Friends and take the pain away.

Please know you are in our thoughts and if there is something me or my Family can do, please let me know.


From: Sheila "Peanut" Hearne

I'm at a complete loss for words! I've cried many tears the last few days. I love you all as if you were my real family! I still remember that little girl I used to babysit and who's hair I used to fix. I always thought it was cool that later she babysat for me! I'm so sorry this happened, Leona was a beautiful woman! I love her and you with all my heart! She will be missed by so many. Auntie Karla and my Uncle John I know there are no words that can be said. Joseph And Lil John (my lil gopher) losing your I can not imagine losing a sibling either. I love you all! I wish I could be there for you. You are most defiantly in my thoughts, heart, and prayers. The entire family is.


From: Norma Kantola

My condolences to family and friends. She will be truly missed. May God be with you today and every day.


From: Sherry Hill

Sweet Baby Girl Leona-She was such a ray of sunshine at work-She came in with a smile and little Tika following her with that cute little tongue sticking out-She will truly be missed-I am so sorry for your loss


From: Robert & Melody Rossmiller

So sorry for your loss. Even though many years have past, we always remembered our daughter's (Amy) best friend in Oilmont.


From: Val Moench

Sorry Karla, John and family. Words cannot express my feelings for you and your family at the moment. Cherish the memories of Leona. They will always be there for you. Love you guys!


From: Kim Fyall

It's hard for me to find the words to say, because I know there aren't any words that can comfort you right now. I do want you to know that I have always looked up to you as such amazing parents, I remember you telling me about the kids drawing on their walls, instead of being mad, you all joined in on the fun, or on New Years Eve, how instead of going out, you would have a party for the kids, I thought of you as role models as parents. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and I wish you some peace. I believe that our special babies are angels, living with no pain or fear in our sweet Lords home, and we will all be together again. Until then, God bless. Love, Kim


From: Cherie LeBlanc-Dyba

I did not know Leona but she worked with my daughter in Great Falls. My daughter told me Leona was very kind hearted, a hard worker, and her Smile would light up a room. May her soul soar high with our creator. My condolences to her family.


From: Chuck, Pim & Cha Li Schulthies

John & Karla,

No one knows better than I what you two are going through. No parent should have to suffer the loss of a child. Nothing I can say or do will lessen your pain, just know that we're here to share your pain. Love Charles, Pim & Cha Li


From: Angelica Nieto

I am so sorry for your loss.. Words can't even express what I'm trying to say. Lona was a very good friend of mine when i lived in Shelby. When she moved to great falls we would only talk every so often. I am so sad to hear this. I wish i could have made it to show my respect to Leona.. She was the my good friend for along time. She would smile and it would light up the whole room! She was the first person who showed me how to be a bartender. :) we had some pretty wonderful memories i will cherrish forever.. Aww I'm going to miss her so much. I am sorry for your loss. If there is anything i can do please call me. I'd also like to talk to her mom please if she could get ahold of me. My prayers Are with Leona and family.
*R. I. P*


From: Smitty and Sue

Heart breaking news about Leona. It seems like just yesterday that we were bowling and I met your darling daughter. Well, she grew up and became a beautiful young lady, and that smile everyone talks about radiated a room or wherever she was. She was and will always be a blessing to you and your family. God give you strength to endure this and remember, she is watching over you always. Thinking of you and your family.


From: Jon & Janice Wood

We are so saddened for your loss. Sending our deepest sympathy. May God be with you all through this sad time.


From: Weston Sanchez and Family

I can't express how sorry I am that Leona is gone. I have nothing but fun memories of our short time together. I never got to tell her how much her jokes and words of encouragement helped me through tough times. God blessed me with your friendship and I will always be thankful for that. I know you are an angel with him because you were down here. I will miss you and think of you always.






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