Wade Allen Spang, 32 of Billings, formerly of Lame Deer, died April 9, 2011, in the St. Vincent Hospital.
Night Walker, "Taa'eveameohtse," was born Sept. 8, 1978, in Sheridan, Wyo., son of Barbara One Bear and Leonard M. Gray. Wade was a fifth generation descendent of the Northern Cheyenne Chief Dull Knife. He grew up in the Lame Deer area, while receiving his education in Lame Deer and Colstrip, before graduating from Billings Central High School in 1995. He later attended MSU Billings.
Wade worked for the Charging Horse Casino in Lame Deer for several years. He was a member of the Chief's Society. He loved music, doing artwork and socializing with his family and friends. He was like a brother and father to his many nieces and nephews. He was a person who made friends wherever he would travel. Wade will be greatly missed.
He was very proud to have been an "extra" along with his mother Barbara and sister Francine in the film "Last of the Dogmen," which was recorded in Mexico with the movie star Tom Berenger.
Preceding him in death are adopted grandfather, Perry Littlecoyote; grandparents, Teddy and Mary Gray; and aunts Ivey and Theodora Gray.
Survivors include his mother Barbara Spang of Lame Deer; his father, Leonard Gray of Great Falls; his sisters, Kathleen Beartusk, Judith and Robyn Spang, Francine (Rusty) Spang-Willis and Lynette Gray; his brothers, Alan (Joleen) and Richard (Bridgette) Spang; his special friend, Sylvia Castro; his aunts, Phoebe Spotted Elk, Dolly (Max) Hiwalker, Arlene Gray and Nellie (Leslie) Hogan; his uncle, Robert One Bear Sr.; as well as numerous members of extended families including the Littlemouth, Littlehead, Solis, Oldman, Harris, Means, Spotted Wolf, Wolfname, Bailey, Eaglefeathers, Bearchum, Little Wolf, Little Coyote, Shoulderblade, Elkshoulder, Limberhand and Jennie Seminole families.
Wake services will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Lame Deer Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, in the Church. Interment will follow in the One Bear Family Cemetery West of Lame Deer. Bullis Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements.