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Andrew "Andy" Doney


October 16, 2019

On Sunday, October 6th, 2019, Andrew "Andy" Doney, loving husband and father, passed away surrounded by his wife and family. In 1954, Andy was born at the Fort Belknap Agency to George and Hazel (Cuts The Rope) Doney. In 1973, Andy met the love of his life, Ruby. They raised two children together, Desi and Gil. Later in life, God blessed Andy and Ruby with a little angel to care for, Angie.

Andy was a retired law enforcement officer, serving 22 years on the force. He worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a Law Enforcement Officer; serving in Montana and Nevada. Andy served as the Chief of Police for Fort Belknap for five years. In addition to, he was a firearms instructor and mentor to many officers. He made many lifelong friends throughout his law enforcement career and was always happy to catch up with law enforcement family. He loved to tease and joke around with all of his friends and you could always count on a good laugh on any given day. He was well known in Indian country and it isn't uncommon to hear an "Andy Doney" story about his police work.

Andy had a passion for horses, spending many hours taking care of them and teaching his grandkids how to ride. His pride and joy was his Caucasian Mountain Shepard dog, Sarge. Andy loved to hunt, fish and play basketball in his younger years. Above all, he loved spending time with his grandkids and enjoyed every minute. Andy's baby daughter Angie held a special place in his heart and he spent his last years loving and caring for her every day.

Andy will always be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who loved his family unconditionally and was a loyal friend to many. Andy Doney was the best grandfather, teaching his grandchildren everything they needed to know.

Left behind to cherish his memories are his wife, Ruby; sisters, Peggy Kennedy and Jenny Bigby Magpie; brother; Mike Doney. Grandchildren; Melissa, Gilbert Jr., Michael, Angel (Sean Morin), Antonia, Rico, Alicia (Damien Bradley) and Timmy. Greatgrandchildren; Mariana, Michael Jr., Zoey, Esperanza, Jesus, Ariella, Estreya, Carson and soon to be baby Morin.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Hazel and George "Chinky" Doney; and brother, Art Doney. Holland and Bonine Funeral home has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit Andrew's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for his family at


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