Ryle Thomas Myers

2012-03-27T00:00:00Z Ryle Thomas Myers The Billings Gazette
March 27, 2012 12:00 am

ROCKY BOY — Ryle Thomas Myers was born on April 25, 1991, in Bozeman, to Jacqueline Myers and Wendell Left Hand. He was affectionately known as "Babush" or "Big Boy." His Crow name, Aabaaxiia Heyleen Xiisash (Well Known Among the Clouds), was given to him by Victor Singer, at a naming ceremony during Crow Fair years ago. Ryle was a kind and humble young man, respectful of both Cree and Crow traditions. He enjoyed getting the sweat ready for his grandparents and participating in the ceremony.

Ryle had many places he called home. Ryle lived in Rocky Boy the majority of his life but also in Great Falls and Bozeman, off and on while his parents attended college. For a couple years, Ryle lived in Great Falls where his mom was completing her nursing degree. He also spent time each year staying with his grandparents in Lame Deer and with his Aunt Fredrica and his grandfather at Spearsiding. Throughout his life his grandparents, Lawrence and Janice Myers were a strong influence on his life and he was residing with them at the time of his passing. His grandmother, Sara Young, was also very influential in his life, advising him and encouraging him to utilize his talents. He knew he would regularly be receiving a call from his grandmother inquiring about his assignments, his courses, his grades and encouraging him to always work harder. This fall semester he earned honor grades at Stone Child College where he was majoring in Pre-Engineering. He completed his freshmen year at Montana State University, but had returned to Rocky Boy to be with his family and attended Stone Child College. He was looking forward to returning to MSU in the fall.

Ryle and Ryan were born 17 months apart and were very close. Their older sisters, Alayna and Karico, loved to spend time with the "little boys" as they were often called. He loved Ecko clothes, cars, music, and hanging out with his friends and family. He loved playing the famous "names game" with his Auntie Fred on their many trips. He was a big Celtics fan.

Ryle was very rich of family members. Ryle was survived by his mother and stepfather, Jackie and Chance Houle of Rocky Boy, and his dad and stepmother, Wendell Left Hand and Melissa Moran of Bozeman. He has a daughter, Ayvionna; his brother Ryan of Havre and Treston of Rocky Boy; his sisters, Alayna and Karico Left Hand, Hayley Ryan, Sayra Longfox, SaRaya Foote; his sisters, Tiffany and Chancy Houle; brother Clayton Houle; grandparents Janice and Lawrence Myers and Judi Houle of Rocky Boy, Sara Young and Conrad Fisher of Lame Deer; great-grandfather David Yarlott Sr., Frederick Left Hand (Colleen) of Lodge Grass, Janice Good Luck of Billings, Charlotte Black Elk of Manderson, South Dakota, Juanita Lonebear of Lame Deer; great-grandmother Ruth Alden of Lodge Grass, Ira Left Hand, Anthony (Agnes) Left Hand, Marshall (Barbara); great-aunts Jolene Webb of Jay, Okla., and Alice Lion Shows (Thomas) of Lodge Grass; aunts Frederica Left Hand of Lodge Grass and Bozeman, Antoinette and Melanie Left Hand of Lodge Grass, Lenore and Paco Nault of Rocky Boy, Amanda Old Crow of Browning, Cesilie and Misty Eaglefeathers of Billings, Juliet Fisher of Hardin, Melissa Lonebear (Dale Campbell), Donna Fisher, Leslie Fisher, Thelma Bearheart (Eugene), Louise Doyle (Richard Realbird); uncles Ponch "Roland" Myers of Rocky Boy; brothers Chad Nault, Keenan Myers, Uncle Clyde "Bug" Brown, Auntie Mollie Ayala, Chigique and Sally Houle, Aunties Peggy, Arlene and Anna Albert, grandmothers Pearl, Myrtle, Barbara and Patsy; Al Fisher of Ashland, Bear Blacksmith (Ramona) of Billings, Quentin Longfox of Rocky Boy, Tyler, Pete, Kendall and Rodney Left Hand of Lodge Grass, Les Left Hand (Leslie) of Billings, Brian Old Crow of Lodge Grass, Myron Eastman of Lodge Grass, Roman Fisher of Lame Deer and Cazzie Fisher of Crow Agency, Shane Doyle of Bozeman, Vernon Fisher, Sr. (Paula) of Crow Agency, Steven Fisher (Sweetie) of Billings, Virgil (Myra) of Ashland, Allen (Sharon) Fisher of Lame Deer, Arlin Fisher of Ashland; and close friends Clifford Singer, Bush Oats and Terry Standing Rock.

Extended families include the Youngs, Yarlotts, Myers, Raining Birds, Left Hands, Backbones, Bear Belows, Blainwa, Bulltails, Pretty On Tops, Not Afraids, Snells and Fishers.

Ryle was preceded in death by his beloved Aunt Heather and her son Jordan.

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