LAME DEER - Newta Mae Whistling Elk Manley "Ame ohtsse" (Walking Women) was born on July 5, 1943, in Lame Deer, daughter of "Buffalo Woman" June Ant-Whistling Elk and Alfred Whistling Elk Sr. She was called home on May 9, 2008. Newta grew up in Lame Deer on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, where she got her education. As a child, she loved riding horseback, loved to dance and loved spending time with friends and family and was very social. She married Glen Manley in 1973; later divorced. She went to Technical School in Billings and received a business diploma.
She was a very loving and caring daughter, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, grandmother and great-grandmother and friend to her family and the community. She worked at LIHEAP for 23 years as the Director. She loved to work and help her Cheyenne People in any way she could.
The things she loved to do was going to bingo and sitting in her lucky spot and playing machines. She loved watching all her men in NBA. Her favorite team was San Antonio Spurs; Tim Duncan was her best man. She always got excited and shouted while her team was playing. In her spare time, she loved spending time with her family, especially with her grandkids and great-grandkids. She was a very inviting person. She had a very great sense of humor, loved to make everybody laugh. She always tried to help her family out as much as she could, especially her grandkids and great-grandkids. Her family was her greatest achievement and loved them very dearly.
She loved listening to her music, which included Elvis Presley, Conway Twitty, '50s and '60s hits, Freddy Fender, Patsy Cline. She was an awesome dancer. She enjoyed watching Lifetime, CSI Miami, The Godfather and comedies. She loved to laugh and her laugh was very contagious.
Surviving family are sons, Jason (Michelle, Rae-Dawn, Cheyenne, Adrianna) Whistling Elk, Walter (Rebekah, Newta, Gary, Jonathan, Briton, Michah) Whistling Elk, Timothy (Rachael, Travis, T.J., Trajana, Tanyon, Tandon, Robert) Whistling Elk Sr.; daughter Elizabeth (Fred, Josh, Amanda) Seibert; adopted son, Jay Frasier; adopted daughters, Gwendolyn (Chasity, Mitchell, Vaughan, Tia) Whistling Elk, Nellie-Ann (Steve, Sheldon, Jon, Monica, Lori, Steve Jr., Drew, Zach, Jeff) White Shield, Jennifer Gleason; brothers Walter Blackwolf, Charles Little Old Man, Gilbert White Dirt; sisters Mae (Ann, Lily, Arbutus, Emanuel, Anthony, Rueben) Whistling Elk, Crystal (Jeremiah, John, Roylene, Joshua, Jennifer) Standfield, Mary Ann (Miles, Brian, Lynrae, Eva) Tall Bull; cousins Lenelle Threefingers, Leona Limberhand, Viola Littlewhirlwind, Annie Limberhand, Deloris Littlewhirlwind, Martha Ant-LaRance, Imogene White Dirt, Mae White Dirt; uncle Nelson Tall Bull, Jacob Tall Bull; grandkids Tawny (Jorge, Tamiah, Tehya) Whistling Elk-Felix, Randall (Chalayne, Chanzlee, Chayceen) Whistling Elk, TaRae (Theo, TyAnne) Whistling Elk-Bobtail Bear; relatives, Whistling Elks, Seminoles, Ants, Limberhands, Bradys, Littlebirds, White Dirts, Red Clouds, Littlewhirlwinds, Tall Bulls, Harris, Threefingers, Longjaws, Limpy, Bullcoming; special friends Renee Prairiebear, Jeff Robinson, George Robertson, James Mullans, Annie Burns, Laura Lonebear, Rose Backer; and all her bingo buddies.
Preceding her in death were her mother, June Ant-Whistling Elk; father, Alfred Whistling Elk Sr.; brothers, Cecil Rock Roads, Alfred Whistling Elk Jr.; sisters Lilian Threefingers, Colleen Whistling Elk, Christine Red Cloud; great grandpa, Charles Whistling Elk; grandparents Walter and Helen Ant. If we left anyone out, please accept our apologies.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 14, at 12 noon, at Allen Rowland Gymnasium in Lame Deer.
Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Forsyth has been entrusted with these arrangements.