Delphine Littlewhirlwind, 36, of Billings, died Sunday, March 13, 2005, in the Billings Deaconess Clinic.
She was born July 11, 1968, in Crow Agency, a daughter of Howard and Viola Sweet Medicine Littlwhirlwind. She grew up in the Lame Deer area and attended schools in Montana, California, Oregon and Utah.
Following her education, she married Wayne Shorthair in 1990 in Billings, where they made their home.
She was a member of the Catholic Church. She loved to cook, fish and go for car rides. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
A sister, Sophie Wooden Legs, and a brother, Justin Littlewhirlwind, preceded Delphine in death.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne Shorthair of Billings; her daughter, Jacinda Shorthair of Billings; her son, Leegabe Littlewhirlwind of Oregon; two stepsons, Dwayne and Darrol Shorthair of New Mexico; her parents, Howard and Viola Littlewhirlwind of Lame Deer; brothers, Mervin Littlewhirlwind of Missoula, Avery and Duke Littlewhirlwind of Lame Deer; her sister, Barbara Jean of Louisiana; adopted sisters, Tammy White Hawk, Kim Whiteman, Charlene and Tina Littleoldman; an adopted brother, Joe Morrison, Jr.; a special uncle, James Red Cloud; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A special thank you to all the good people who sat with Delphine during her hospital confinement.
Wake services will be held 7 p.m. Friday, March 18, in the Lame Deer Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Social Room. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19, in the Church. Interment will follow in the Littlewhirlwind Cemetery. Bullis Mortuary of Hardin has been entrusted with the arrangements.