LAME DEER — On the afternoon of July 19, 2014, our sweet angel, Roseann Marie Fisher, “Voe’ameohtseva’e”, First Standing Woman, born March 30, 2000, started her journey to “Maheo the Creator,” after a short battle with a very rare form of cancer that is more prevalent in Native American children. Roseann’s Cheyenne namesake was her aunt, Anya Fisher.
Roseann was a kind and shy soul whose smile will never be forgotten. She enjoyed listening to pop and Disney music, crafts, playing basketball, drawing a perfect picture. Her favorite color was pink, a color she often wore. Her favorite animal was a pig. Roseann’s favorite subject in school was science, and she spoke of attending college in Helena or going to the military to become a nurse. She planned on donating blood after she was feeling better. She enjoyed helping others.
Roseann had a strong bond with all of her foster parents; Amy Foote, Marilyn Mader, Rosebud Lodge staff, Rhonda Solis, Sharon Bonilla, Kathy Sticka, Amy & Mike Bannovich, and Susan & Darrell Asbell. She was looking forward to going home to be with her sister, Regina, in Red Lodge. The bond between her and her sister is beyond words. Her wish with the “Make a Wish Foundation” was to go to Disney World with her sister.
Roseann is survived by her mother, Toni Grace Fisher, (Victor Costa Jr); father Darius Bear Robe of Lame Deer; her siblings, brothers, Noah Wilson, Drew Fisher and Jared Bear Robe; sister, Regina Fisher; maternal grandparents, Dudley Fisher & Drucella Killsnight (Ambrose); godmother and aunt Roseanne Headswift; and paternal grandmother Lavina Blackwolf. Adopted grandmothers include the Northern Cheyenne Human Services, Title IV-E staff, Addie Baker, Eloise Whitewolf, Thomasine Woodenlegs, Mary Shoulderblade, Joyce Threefingers and Barbara Clubfoot.
The Fisher and Killsnight families are many, our apologies for not naming you in the obituary.
The Fisher family and the Human Services staff would like to thank the medical staff at the Billings Clinic and the Children’s Hospital in Colorado, and Dr. Guiller for all they have done for Roseann. Allen Blackwolf, Sacred Hat Keeper, for his traditional blessing on Roseann and Anthony Threefingers, for taking time to help Roseann in a traditional Cheyenne blessing and giving her a medicine pouch. A big thank you for the Human Services staff, CPS workers, Eloise Whitwolf, Judy Littlecoyote, and Rachel Woodenlegs and all the volunteers at the Denver Children’s Hospital for taking time to go sit with Roseann at the Denver Children’s Hospital.
A traditional wake will be held 7 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Parish in Lame Deer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2014. Rite of committal followed in the Alllison Bixby Memorial Gardens in Lame Deer.
Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Forsyth assisted the family with these arrangements and condolences may be sent by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com