Carol Ann Redcherries; “Ma’evehopota’e” – Red Leaf Woman age 81 of Lame Deer, Montana, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother journeyed peacefully to be united with her heavenly father Maheo on May 18, 2017.
Carol was born October 28, 1935, in Lame Deer, Montana, to Otto Revere and Grace Rowland. Carol spent her childhood and adolescent years in between Busby, Montana and Ethete, Wyoming. After graduating from Busby High School, Carol enlisted in the US Army, where she held the rank of Corporal until honorably discharged. She continued her military career by joining the United States Air Force shortly after. She traveled the states while being assigned to different military installations. Her most notable and biggest conversation piece was the tour she spent in Koizumi, Japan.
Shortly after her military career ended she came back to Lame Deer, Montana, with her family and made it their home. She began work as a special officer before being appointed the Northern Cheyenne Chief Tribal Judge. She served in this position honorably for 20 years before retiring.
Her special interests were traveling, horseback riding, baseball, basketball, sewing and beading, reading her bible, listening to gospel music, praying, camp meetings, spending time with her grandchildren, and soaking her bones in the hot springs at Thermopolis, Wyoming. She founded a homeless shelter and spent countless hours volunteering and preparing soup at a soup kitchen in Anchorage, Alaska, for the homeless. Her greatest enjoyment was sharing the gospel; she traveled near and far. She was an evangelist from the tip of Alaska to the Durango Mountains, of Mexico. Carol loved to serve the Lord and sharing the word with all she crossed paths with; always willing to pray for you or with you. It didn’t matter if you were a complete stranger, she prayed for everyone. Her love of God was deep and you felt it in her presence.
Carol is preceded in death by her dearly beloved husband Rock Redcherries, brothers; Robert and Thomas Revere, Colin Kingfisher, James “Buzzie” Kingfisher, Lavonne, Bernadette “Verna”, Charlene Kingfisher, and daughter Dawn Lafountain.
She is survived by her sisters: Shirella & Frances, Marge, Ellis, Valene Revere of Wyoming, Maxine Kingfisher and Avis Merle of MT, and adopted brother Dickie Thunder of Wyoming; her daughters: Penny Ewan, Anthony Lafountain, Lavonne Lafountain, and Cleone Highwalking; grandchildren: Marcie, Feather, Gracia, Anthony, Tiffany, Tammi, Kermit, Jimmy, Tina, Jamie and Kent, Nika, Tori, Dawn Lee, Lupe, Micah, Marcel, Fawn, and George Michael; she also leaves behind 39 great grandchildren who she loved dearly.
Carol has extended family in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Montana. We apologize if we’ve forgotten anyone as her family is so big. Our family would like to extend our utmost appreciation for the care and hospice (your staff are angels) that was provided by the VA hospital in Sheridan, Wyoming, the God sent staff at the Lame Deer Service Unit, Eagle Cliff staff, and Saint Vincent’s in Billings, Montana.
We will miss you Carol Redcherries, you have touched so many lives and we’re thankful God shared you for the time he did. The river of Jordan you have crossed and into the Gates of heaven you are free and rejoicing with the maker you shall.
Arrangements are entrusted in the hands of Stevenson and Sons in Forsyth, Montana, on behalf of the family.