Howard Wayne Hamilton passed away suddenly at his residence in Lame Deer, MT over Thanksgiving weekend. He was born 12/19/1951 in Bremerton, WA to Harry & Christine (Sherman) Hamilton.
He was preceded in death by his sister Tina Harris, both parents, son Jeremy, Niece Stephanie (Hamilton) Courier, Grandparents Otto & Letha Sherman, Uncles; Gary Sr. & Allen “Pete” Sherman, & Aunt Doris Sherman.
He is survived by 2 Daughters and 8 grandchildren; Alexis Hamilton Whiteman-Davis and her 5 children Whisper, Jaedin, Jasmine Medicine Elk, Ledeana Elkboy, and Rheanna Whiteman-Davis; Tasheena Hamilton and her 3 children Jude, Kody, and Raydon Blackburn. Aunt Barbara (Sherman) Gies and Uncle Conrad (Ellen) Sherman. Brothers; Richard (Brenda) Hamilton, Mike (Darlene) Hamilton, Jim (Rita) Alderman. Nieces; Myllii and Krystina Hamilton, Laci (Hamilton Morris, Mavis Hamilton, & Jasmine Alderman. Nephews; Dustin and Kyle Alderman. Cousins; Frank (Diana) Lanagan, Duane & Braedon Hobbs, Eric (Trish) and Gary Sherman, Elijah (KillsOnTop) Wallowing Sherman, and Ronnie, Tammi, and sherry Sherman including the wonderful families of the Eastman’s, Parker’s, LaFranier’s, Brien’s, Robinson’s, Pittman’s, Storm’s, Pease’, Beartusk’s, LaFevre’s who represent the Great Aunts and Uncles and remaining cousins so dear to his heart. Also the many friends he made throughout his life. God Bless Everyone who showed him kindness and Love!
In 1973 Howard graduated as part of the Indian Action Team in Ashland. It was there that he learned his carpentry skills. Howard’s main profession in life was carpentry and heavy labor at Colstrip’s units 123 & 4 while under construction. After the boom Howard spent the rest of his working career on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation working various jobs. He was an exceptional athlete and an avid and skillful hunter and fisherman. Always enjoying the spiritual magic on God’s green acres throughout the wonderful land of our reservation. He always had something funny to say and rarely let his personal hardships burden anyone. Howard was a great man, and will be missed by many (We will see you again).