On Tuesday October 2nd our precious (Vȯe’ ameoht sévá’e) First Walking Woman (Taneisha Blanche Pepion Stotler) went to be with the Lord. She came into this world on May 20, 1992 to Stacy (Pete) Bearcomesout and Mario Pepion. She carries her great great grandmothers name Mary Issues King (Mexican Cheyenne) Taneisha. Pepion in the French language is the same as butterfly… As a butterfly was once a caterpillar-it was earth bound; it was limited; but now, it is able to fly into the heavens it flies…it is free, it is strong – so are you – granddaughter Butterfly; Love you very much always praying for you. She also has the nickname Mé’éš kȯe (Mexican Woman) given to her by her Great grandmother.
She is survived by her three children Isaiah Jr., Mario, Isabella Stotler, her estranged husband Isaiah Stotler Sr., her companion Jerard Threefingers, Grandparents Mark & Ruth Whitewolf, Irene & Antoine Pepion Brothers Michael Tushka, Emilio Littlebird, Xavier Badbrave, Royal Small, Aldin Jr, William, John, Alvin Twomoons, Edward & Drey Widner. Sisters: Sidney Elkshoulder, Layva Foote, Cherise, Lindsey Badbrave, Taleah, Anna Joyce, Taezha and, Juanita, Maria Russette, Deanna Yazzie Great Great Grandmother Susie Cain, Glenn (Lillian), Aurelia (Eugene), Steve, Theresa, Harry Jr. (Collette), Fernando (Iylene), Richard (Claudine), Leo (Berta), Serena (Jason), Limona, Rosie Ann (Sam), Ginger, Great Aunts Betty Ann Bullchild, Loretta Wildgun, Carol Ann Manyguns, Julia Littledog, Martina Littledog, Yvon Pepion, Celeste Shell, Marcelle Pepion, Estelle Pepion, Mary Ann Lavarro, Great Uncles Mike Littledog, Levi Pepion, Willard Pepion, Arthur DeRoche. Godmother Joni Whiteman. Aunties: Tonya & Alix Russette, Victoria Elkshoulder, Clarissa (Aaron) Blackcrow, Charmaine Pepion, Loretta Goings (Tyler) Barbara Little Swallow, Stephanie Davis, Heather Littlebird, Jacquelynn Moore, Pamela Estell, Sammie & Mildred Estell, Jennifer, Robyn, and Rhea Russette, Kristen Waters, Kendra, Danielle Limberhand, Angelia Martinez, Ruth Huovinen, Anna Joy Littlebird, Denese Littlebird, Stella and Wilma Blackbear, Lori, Denise, and Ami Whitewolf, Special Aunts Winona, Megan Ridgebear Uncles: Aaron Pepion (Arbana), Clinton Pepion (Turease), Glenn Littlebird Jr., John & Lance Littlebird, Roland Littlebird, Eugene Blackbear III, Fred Blackbear, Aloysius Littlebird, Orlando Seminole, Rexx (Stephen) & Egonn Brady, Harry Littlebird III, Randy Littlebird, Fernando Jr. & David Littlebird, Jonas Ridgebear, Charlie Littlebird, Rutger & Ricky Waters, Michael & Rusty Limberhand.
Taneisha is preceded in death by her father Mario Pepion, Grandfather Andre Pepion, Great-Grandparents Willard Sr. & Mildred Pepion, John & Margaret (DeRoche) Little Dog, Annie, Joyce & Harry Littlebird Sr., Juanita Lee Russette, Charlie Littlebird, Estell, Great Aunts Helen Burdeaux, Florence Spotted Bear, Ivette Meserly, Jackie Pepion. Great Uncles John Little Dog Jr., Pierre Pepion.
Extended families are: All Tallwhiteman’s, Clubfoote, King, Bearcomesout, Killsnight, Yellowhair, Yelloweyes, Medicine Bull, Elkshoulder and all of her extended family from Browning also. Our family is so huge; please forgive us, if we forgot to mention anyone.