On November 9, 2021, our mother, sister, aunt, grandma was called home by the good lord. Ida was born June 6, 1958, to Moses Yellowrobe Sr. and Madeline “Shorty” Yellowrobe. Ida was such a loving caring person with a big heart who would help anybody if she could. She enjoyed beading, bingo, sundances, enjoying time with family, and taking care of her puppies that she absolutely loved. She loved going to rivals when she could just sit outside and enjoy the preaching’s. she loved listening to her county music and Christian music. She was a true 49ers fan and she let everyone know it too. She always greeted everyone with a smile everywhere she went and was the rock of the family. She was proud of her grandkids and great grandkids when they graduated or had games, she always tried to attend every chance she got. Ida had such a big and giving heart that when you met her, you became a friend. She was a hardworking woman and always gave it her all to finish what she started. Ida always put everyone’s needs before her own.
Ida came from a big family of 10 (five girls and five boys) and stayed in a little house in Busby where she grew up. She lived in Busby till she was 18 then she adventured out and started enjoying her life. She loved telling stories about when she was growing up and where everyone stayed. She would tell stories about her mom, dad, and siblings and all the crazy things she used to do with them. On July 27, 1982, she married the love of her life, Michael Eastman, Sr. and had three children, Chahoristah, Alan, and Michael Eastman, Jr. they made their home in Hardin, Montana until 1991, when they moved to Lame Dee, Montana. There she started working for the Tribal Council as the Tribal Council secretary and she stayed there for 10 years. She then started a job at NC Elderly Program where she worked for awhile before going to work for the Northern Cheyenne Enrollment. She loved her job and everyone that she worked with. Ida loved to tease her son in laws, Eugene, Ray and John who had a lot of respect for her and would do anything for her. She helped raise her nieces and nephews, especially Judith Yellowrobe whom she was very proud of and took her in as a daughter. She was very excited when she became a grandma to her first granddaughter, Anastazia and when she found out she was going to be a grandma to twin boys, Michael, and Dewey Little Coyote. She loved all her grand babies equally and would do anything for them. Ida’s special sisters, Jamsey, Jawort, Mae Smith. She also loved the staff at her favorite nail place U-Nails. In 2016 she helped her son, Michael Jr. with his business being co owner of Monsters Construction ME.
She is preceded in death by her father, Moses Yellowrobe Sr.; sister Matilda “Tilly” Yellowrobe; brothers, Luther and Morgan Yellowrobe.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Michael Eastman Sr.; daughter, Chahoristah; sons, Alan and Michael (Chloe) Eastman Sr.; mother, Madeline Yellowrobe; grandkids, Anastazia, Stefhana, Jenica, Raymond Jr., Allyson, J’Sara, Chelsea, Selia, Alan Jr., Christinnia, Bryson, and Michael Eastman III; sisters, Jeannie, Donelda, and Gladys Yellowrobe; brothers, Maynard, Moses Jr., and Jarvis Yellowrobe.
Jamsey Jawort, Mae Smith, Mae Whistlingelk, Joetta Yellowrobe, Christine Freeman, Wallace Bearchum, Julia Blackwolf, Emma King, Janice Spear, and all her people in her heart she took in. Sorry if we missed anyone but I know she loved each and everyone of you in a special way.
Our extended family of Limberhands, Biglefthands, Blackwolfs, Whitewolf, Wolfname, Yellowrobe, Bigbacks, Hadleys, and Geionetys.