Our precious daughter, sister, aunt, and granddaughter Tionna Rowland was taken from us on May 11, 2019, in Billings. She was born Sept. 19, 2003, to Carimie Iron and Wamblee Rowland. She was given her Cheyenne name, Hotopeheeva’e (Buffalo Robe Woman), by her great-grandmother, Annie Seminole Brady. She recently received another Cheyenne name by her great-grandmother, Bertha Freeman. She was proud to be a direct descendant of Chief Pretty Eagle and Chief Dull Knife.
Tionna attended various elementary schools in Billings. She was very loving to all her peers and helped tutor them with schoolwork. She played basketball and wanted to play football. She was a longboarder and loved to ride bogey boards. She loved going to the YMCA with her mom and brothers where she enjoyed swimming. She loved animals and wanted to pursue a career as a veterinarian in Atlanta. She planned to volunteer at an animal shelter. She loved to Snapchat on her phone, liked to rap and hang with her brothers, Johnny and Georgie Harjo. Tionna had an outgoing personality and always had a smile on her face. She was known for her “fierce” hugs. She loved going to church, especially revival meetings.
Tionna is survived by her father, Wamblee (Allyn Hogan) Rowland; her mother, Carimie Iron; her grandparents, Valerie and Alberta Iron, Faron (Rose), Clinton (Corlis) Iron, Tina (Comrad) Alden, McKinley (Valeria) Iron, Robert Doyle, Jr., Everette Tallwhiteman, Sherrie Doyle, Melissa Tallwhiteman, Cheryl (Tom) White Clay, Mary (Lane) Simpson, Christine (Dale) Good Luck, Sharon Stewart-Peregoy, Alvin Stewart, Sharon (Latonna) Curly, Colleen Caplett, Virginette Howe, Leita Rides the Horse, Mickie Whiteman, Deanna Dreamer, Penny Bad Bear, Louise Real Bird, Maria (Preston) Onion, Carmen LaForge, Steve White Hip, Jr. Calvin Leider, Cyrus (Annie) Leider, Ervin (Carla) Jefferson and Haroldine Moss; paternal grandparents, Victoria Seminole and Mike Bearcomesout; her great-grandmothers, Bertha Freeman, Mercedes Tallwhiteman, Diana (Robert) McClean, Christine (Aljo) Strange Owl, Linda Freeman, Priscilla Robinson, Priscilla Freeman, Delores Morgan and Doris Hill; her brothers, Desmond Rowland, Elias Monteau, Champ Rowland, Treyshawn Harris, Ethan Timlin and Easah Taksh, Nathan and Andre Doyle, Blase Moss, Archie Jr. and Uriah Flat Lip; her sisters Anisha-Eunique Howe, Dyani and Airionna Rowland, Mireja Monteau, Arabella Taksh, and Seqquoia Beadree and Chezirae, Lois and Serena Flat Lip; her paternal aunts, LaJuanna (Lafe) Haugan, Darcy Rowland, Andrea Demaray, Priscilla Robinson, Letha, Elouise and Justine Whitewolf; her paternal uncles, Johnny Ray and Raylin Rowland, Isadar Whitewolf and Reno Seminole; her maternal uncles, Patrick Doyle III and Aaron Fighter, Jr., Archie Flat Lip, Jeremy, CJ, Quin, Zachary, Gabriel, Daniel, Curtis (Nina), Clinton (Clarinda) Iron Jr., Curtis (Jill) Alden, Nathan (Allison) Young Swallow, Frank and Michael Peltzer, Emerson (Kristine) Other Medicine, Shandon Tallwhiteman; her maternal aunts, Candace (Cixx) Taksh, Kayleen, Sissy, Robin, Caroline (Jordan) Little Whirlwind, Catlin (John) LaFrance, Lynn, Heather Iron, June (Lesley) Hogan, LeTonne (Alvin) Yarlott, Jr, Darrena Dreamer, Nicole Rogers, Jashawn Eagleman, Raylee Pretty Weasel, Shanya Michelle, Mary (Dwayne) White and Kristin (Daniel) Iron Road, Nina (Helmeg) Hill; her paternal great-uncles, Rueben Beartusk, Daniel and Derek Big Man; and her paternal great-aunt, Melissa Tallwhiteman.
She is preceded in death by her aunts, Chasity Doyle and Ashley Doyle Old Elk, Annie Costa Lucky; her sister, Aaliyah Taksh; her brother, Sincerely Shoulderblade; her uncles, Adre Fighter and Albert Iron; her grandfathers, Eugene Rowland III, Patrick Doyle, Sr., Harold Jefferson and Bernard Littlehead; her great-grandmothers, Nathelle (Lester) Jefferson Alvina Stewart, Iola Medicine Horse, Sylvia Moss, Doreen Old Elk and Evalee Foote; her great-grandfathers, Calvin, Ralph Iron, Sr. and McKinley Iron, Sr.; and her best friend, Mitchell Chandler, Jr.
Extended Crow family includes the Iron, Doyle, Blanket Bull, Yarlott, Crooked Arm, Stewart, Big Hair, Holds, BirdinGround, Old Elk, Bullinsight, Covers Up, Don’t Mix, Red Star, Springfield, Sings Good, Bull Shows, Jefferson, Leider, Eastman, Big Lake, Laforge, Lion Shows, Bell Rock, Beaumont, Hogan, Moccasin, Shane and Hill. Her Cheyenne extended family includes the Seminole, Rowland, Sooktis, Small, Pretty Boy, Crazy Mule, Beartusk, Littlehead, Whitewolf, Tallwhiteman, Yellow Eyes, James, Bordeaux, Foote and Haugen.
If we have forgotten you in our time of grief, please forgive us.
Wake will be Wednesday, May 15, at 7:00 p.m. at the House of Hope. Funeral services for Tionna will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Bullis Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in the Lodge Grass Cemetery. Bullis Mortuary is entrusted with the arrangements.