In memory of

Sopheira Sky-LaRose LittleCoyote

January 12, 2013 – February 15, 2013

Isshi-hemhmeo’nah (Sun Roads Woman) Sopheira Sky-LaRose Little Coyote, went back to Maheo on the morning of February 15, 2013 from illness. She is the baby daughter of Elijah Little Coyote and Natasha Walking Eagle.


Baby Sopheira was born January 12, 2013 in Billings, MT. For a brief but special time she blessed her proud parents and entire family with her beautiful smile, which she did a lot to the delight of her young uncles and aunts Brenda-Nicole, Tempest, Kay-Lee, Michael, Dewey and Island. Sopheira is survived by: Her Mom & Dad, her two sisters ShaRaya & Elyssia, her paternal Grandparents Judith (David) Yellow Robe, Eugene (Meadow) Little Coyote, her maternal grandparents Laurie Oldhorn, Valerie (Rick) Two Teeth and Earl Matt, and uncle Carlos Henandez, also her grandparents Mandy (Tony) Stewart, Norman Stewart, Morgan Stewart, Chahoristah Rowland, and aunts Monique After Buffalo, Jennifer Gates, Laurie Oldhorn, Melody & Waiverlee Bear, Robin Walking Eagle, Jessica Matt, as well as her great-grandmothers Matilda “Tilly” Yellow Robe and Brenda Little Coyote, her great-grandfather Joe Little Coyote, Sr., and her great-great-grandmother Madeline “Shorty” Yellow Robe, further surved by uncles Eugene McKay, Jesse Walkingeagle, Kevin Oldhorn, and her many loving grandfathers, grandmothers, aunts, uncles and cousins on her father’s side.


Sopheira was preceded in passing by her grandmother Lucille Oldhorn, great-grandmothers Tracy Matt-Hernandez and Jessie Walking Eagle, and great-grandfather Clarence Walking Eagle.


Baby Sopheira and her family are forever grateful to the wonderful medical staff that put forth their best efforts of care: Billie Foote of the Northern Cheyenne Service Unit, the EMTs of the Northern Cheyenne Ambulance Service and especially Julie Russell of the Ashland Community Clinic for the steadfast vigil and comfort.  The family would like to thank Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and the N. Cheyenne Housing Authority for their support throughout this time of loss.


Wake services for Baby Sopheira will be held 7:00 p.m. February 17, 2013 at the Little Coyote residence at S. Tongue River Road. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. at the Little Coyote family cemetery, one mile north of the residence.  All are welcome.


Baby Sopheira loved her doting parents and her big sisters as well as her entire family, and though she will be missed, they will see her beautiful smile and bright eyes again one day.

Traditional Wake service will be 7:00 pm Sunday February 17, 2012 at the Brenda Little Coyote Residence 1807 Birney River Road Ashland, MT. Her Funeral Service will be 11 am Monday February 18, 2013 at the Little Coyote Family Cemetery Ashland, MT. Burial will follow in the Little Coyote Family Cemetery. Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Forsyth have been entrusted with assisting with arrangements. Condolences may be left online by visiting .


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  1. James D. Jr. & Ann King says:

    Dear Elijah and family, we are so sorry to hear of your los. May God comfort you and sustain you through this difficult time.


    Dearest mr & Mrs. Littlecoyote, i am very sorry for your loss, it must be very painful at this point i know there’s prolly not words another person can tell you ..cuz, it’s so heartbreaking 🙁 i just want you 2 to be strong for your other baby’s …this just makes me very SAD (TEARS*) I AM SO VERY SORRY YOU HAD TO LOSE SOMETHING SO SPECIAL! may god bless you at this time of your grief. Dorothy Seminole & kids :(“

  3. Donna Wick says:

    Condolences to you and your family you are in our prayers.

  4. My sincere condolences to your family. Please be comforted by Bible promises at this difficult time. Continue to dwell on the happy memories and Sopheira’s beautiful smile. Death and suffering was not part of God’s purpose for mankind. Everything that God created was “very good” (Genesis 1:31). May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in knowing that God is ‘near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalm 34:18) Our loving Creator has promised to soon “swallow up death forever…and wipe the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25;8) Meanwhile we have the opportunity to follow Jesus’ instruction to continue taking in Bible knowledge that leads to everlasting life (John 17:3).

  5. Elijah n Natasha Little Coyote says:

    Thank u all for those comforting words.. Theres not a day that goes by that i dont cry for her ),: .. I love her so much in it was so tragic n devastating that at first it was hard to believe n accept . But i have a lil more n i do believe that God had called his Angel back because he realized she was to good for this human world! I will never stop loving both they help me to b strong !! Rest In Paradise my Sweet Little Angel watch ovr us as we try to ovrcome all this grief n sadness ! Love u with all my heart ur Mommy n Daddy cant wait til we meet again!!!

  6. A Neighbor says:

    May precious little Sopheira Sky-LaRose RIP, Jesus’ whole-hearted concern for the weak was the same as his Father’s feelings “Likewise it is not a desirable thing with my Father who is in Heaven for one of these little one’s to perish. ” Matthew 18:14. May Jesus’ prayer in Matthew 6:10, as well be your firm hope for the future, “Let your Kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in Heaven, also upon Earth.” Psalms 115:16; John 5:28,29; Psalms 37:10,11

  7. I Sometimes I feel sorry for myself and I wish I could have been a better auntie.. but I was too caught up in my first year of my high school basketball season. And I know things may not be perfect right now but I still miss and love you with everything I got. I think of you and Alex all the time. We know now to cherish what you got before its gone. And I can’t wait to meet you on the other side. Haa and you were just tiny! I remember showing you off at my home games and everyone fell in love with you. -Tempo

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