Charlotte Tallbull, Néstsééné’e (Corn Silk Woman), born June 9, 1959, to the Late Charles and Ella (Walkslast) Tallbull, Passed away January 23, 2023.
Charlotte attended school in Washington as a child while on the Mormon Placement Program, returning home to Lame Deer where she graduated high school from Busby School. She loved learning and attended school at Intermountain Indian School, Brigham Young University, Chief Dull knife College and graduated with a bachelors in Human Services at Eastern Montana College.
She was an accomplished artist. She could draw, sew, bead and loved painting rocks. She loved leaving her painted rocks for strangers to find and hopefully bring a smile to their face.
Charlotte met Winslow Whitecrane in 1982. They were married for forty years. Together they had 3 daughters Deanna Lynn Whitecrane, Angela Widdicombe, Phylliss (Dyron) ShoulderBlade, and son Isaiah Whitecrane. She had a special relationship with her granddaughter Abbree Walksnice, who she helped raise. She loved all her grandchildren, nieces, nephews.
When her sister Zipporah Tallbull passed away in October Charlotte stepped in as Auntie/Momma for Zippy’s children Brandy (Bryan) (her namesake), Shaylene (Jay), Reasco, Jeremy (Trudy), Randall and Frank.
Charlotte loved traveling and spending time with loved ones. She attended school in Washington with the Mormon placement program. She was baptized LDS when she was 8 years old. Charlotte spent her personal and professional life helping others, she was a co-
founder of Healing Hearts Domestic Violence Program in 1992, which is still in operation today. She worked with the Montana Coalition against Domestic Violence, and Native Peoples Action. Charlotte worked for Social Services Program as a Counselor. Always advocating, Charlotte ended her professional career at Chief Dull Knife College, as a vocational rehabilitation counselor. Charlotte served on the Ft. Robinson breakout Committee for many years along with her late husband, Winslow Whitecrane.
Charlotte had a tender heart for her family and was protective and generous with them all. She was especially close to her daughter Deanna and granddaughter Abbree, sharing traditional Cheyenne culture with them both. She helped raise foster children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Grandchildren, Great grandchild, her family and Friends: Preceded in Death by her Parents Charles and Ella Tallbull, Husband Winslow Whitecrane, Arty Blackwolf, daughter Deanna Whitecrane. Brothers Phillip and Ronald Brien, Charles Tallbull Jr., Sisters; Zipporah Tallbull, Louella Firecrow, Myrtle Beartusk Nephews; Jon Mikel Firecrow, Clarence “Josh” and Kenneth “Buddy” Brien. Nieces; Latisha Joy Brien, Fannie Fitzpatrick and grandson JC
Survived by Brothers; Robert Brien III, Mathew Emigh, Harlen Ross Tallbull; Sisters, Lucille Brien, Martha Larimer , Ardith Tallbull, RebekahTallbull, Jacqui Garcia, Althea Foote. Lucinda Burns, Germaine Littlesun, Mena & Jeri Beartusk, Alvina Nightwalker; Sons, Isaiah Whitecrane; Adopted Son, Sam Demaray, Zach Demaray, Ben Demaray, David Burnette, Jerry Burnette, Jason Burnette; Daughters, Angela Widdicombe, Phylliss (Dyron) ShoulderBlade; granddaughter, Abbree Walksnice; Her companion, Eddie Whitedirt.