Ilo Jean Hollowbreast Wandering Medicine
Meome’ehne (Appears in the Morning)
Was born January 24, 1955 on the Two Bulls homestead in Ashland , MT, to Jackie Hollowbreast and Alice Ester Twobulls. She passed away on January 21, 2017. She was a mother to eight children, grandmother to 40 grandchildren, and great-grandmother to 12 great-grandchildren. She married Mark Elkshoulder Wandering Medicine April 16, 1975 and made their home place on the old Elkshoulder allotment near Birney Village. Their union would have been fourty-two years this year. She had seven siblings. She believed in the Tis Tis Tas and Suthai cultural ways and put up the sacred sun dance. She was also a member of the Northern Cheyenne Native American Church, and the catholic church. Ilo comes from a large family, many relatives, and gained many friends. A very humble and kind person to all she met often giving her very last to those that were in need. She lived her life to the best that she could. One of her joys in life was learning our native ways of arts and crafts, traditional foods, and the ways of a Suthai female roles, responsibilities, and duties. She lived a life of a very good example to her daughters in parenting and in maintaining a home. Ilo was a very private person throughout her life, although her most happy times were teasing her sisters-in- laws and brothers-in-laws in the traditional ways. She actually achieved a level of being adopted as a daughter to her father, mother, and auntie-in-laws and was treated in all the respects of a daughter. Her last request was not to have a wake, a simple church service and have her grandsons be pall bearers. In all hopes this very brief statement of her life and her wishes are met in the most respectful manner. Our family wishes her to journey well, God speed, through the Milky Way to the other side camp, and mom/honey fly home, we will never forget you.