ASHLAND — Clarence Robert Stewart, 34, of Ashland, formerly of Crow Agency, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2010.
Awaata’ahuuahe’eleen beeachia “Fights in the Blizzard,” a name given to him by Dexter Williamson Jr., was born Aug. 8, 1975, in Sheridan, Wyo., a son of Robert L. Stewart and Jean Spotted Wolf. His grandparents Bisco and Adeline Spotted Wolf raised him on the family ranch. He received his education in Ashland, graduating from St. Labre High School in 1994. While in school, he excelled in football and track. He later attended Rocky Mountain College, where he played football.
He worked for the Aware Program, helping young children and teenagers with mental disabilities. After two years, he began work for the Alternatives, eventually becoming a supervisor. His passion was firefighting, volunteering his time for the Ashland and St. Labre Fire Departments.
CR was a member of the Bad War Deeds Clan and was a child of the Bad War Deeds. He was a Crow man whose family values followed Crow traditions. He especially enjoyed the outdoors, where he could often be found four-wheeling, swimming or working as a cowboy on the family ranch.
He married Michelle Napp in Billings and the couple made their home in Ashland. As his immediate next of kin, she chose the manner of disposition.
His grandparents Adeline Spotted Wolf, Donald and Olive Stewart preceded CR in death.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Robert L. and Tina Stewart; his mother and stepfather, Jean and Larry Emons; his sisters, Marlyss Gordon, Candy Spotted Wolf, Remie and OliAnn Stewart, Olive and Barbie LaForge, Skyla House, Andrea Felize, Dea, Zippy, Uriah and Marissa Good Luck, Krystin Spotted, Gena Old Elk, April Chandler, Velma and Olivia Real Bird, Wendy Twinn, Dorcella Rowland, Garnet Bright Wings, Geri Racine, Colleen Bearground, Jennifer Gun Shows, Eva Dawn Hoops and Verlie Not Afraid; his brothers, Marlin, Joral, Thomas, Leon, Rodney, Josiah, Saul, Jeremiah, Gabriel, Andre and Wesley Stewart Jr., Donald Spotted Tail, Kenny Spotted, Mathew Felize, Bailey LaForge Jr., Dean Good Luck Jr., Burton Pretty on Top Jr., Cowboy Beargound and Robert Gun Shows; his grandparents, Bisco Spotted Wolf, David, Bill (Shirley) and Ruben (Elizabeth) Stewart, Tommy (Beverly) Pretty on Top, Lawrence (Wilma) Stands, Sammy (Marjorie) Hoops and Alice Mae LaForge; his aunts, Donna D. and Janet J. Stewart, Barbara (Kenneth) Spotted, Almeda (Dean) and Christine (Dale) Good Luck, Pam, Feliz, Rita Shane, Twila Speelman, Jennifer (Kenneth) Turns Plenty, Elsie (Gary) Reed, Carla (Victor) Pretty Paint, Nellie (Clyde) Little Light, Theordora Armajo, Aldora (Ben) Big Man, Dorothy Stops, Cathy (Wayne) Not Afraid, Charlotte (Boyd) and Debbie (Scott) Russell, Georgia Hoops, Nellie Silverhorn and Lori (Larry) Eastman; his uncles, Donald (Joaney) Jr. and Wesley Stewart Sr., Ike (Rozella) Shane, Burton (Randean) Pretty on Top, Tommy (Donna) Gardner, Ben (Josie) Stands, Jarvis Yellowrobe, Tilton (Sarah) Old Bull, Howard Shane, Tommy and Marvin (Luanna) Stewart, Wesley (Rebecca) and Bill (Berdina) Stops; his special nieces and nephews, Olivia, Lawrence, Patrick, DC, Elisha, Michael, Clayton and Vinny; as well as his extended family, including the Stewart, Spotted Horse, Bear Ground, Dust, Red Star, Williamson, Pretty Eagle, White Clay, Beaumont, Yellowtail, Fog in the Morning, Bad Bear, Fast Horse, Johnson and Fredericks families. Our family is very large; if we have missed you, please accept our apology.
Memorial funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, July 1, in the Crow Agency Spirit of Life Four Square Church. Traditional interment will follow in the Crow Agency Cemetery. Bullis Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements.