James Pozy Spang, was born January 18, 1937 to Wilford and Jenny Spang. He was given his Indian name of Heskovestse or “Porcupine”. He was born to a family of Chiefs, the Limberhand Family. He attended school in Lame Deer until he completed his education and received his GED.
He married his love of his life Aladine Spottedwolf on January 25, 1966 in Forsyth, Mt. and together they raised their family of 7 children on Muddy Creek Ranch.
James was proud of his family, his life, and his heritage. He was a fluent speaker of the Cheyenne language, and an avid hunter.
He spent his working years for BIA as a maintenance technician, and then spent 20 working for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe assisting with the wildlife and cataloging the various birds and animals that could be seen.
In his free time, he loved to hunt, ride horses and was an avid outdoorsman. You could always find him outside enjoying everything it had to offer. He enjoyed attending basketball games and watching his grandchildren play sports.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Aladine, and his children Ilene (Joe) Bearrobe, Denise (Manuel) Betancourt, Nathan, Rita (Cedric) Rowland, Gail, and Christina. He also helped raise his grandson Riston Spang. He has 17 grandkids and 17 great grandkids that he was very proud of. His brothers Norman and Zane Spang also survive him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Kammie Spang, and his brothers Lawrence, Leo and Alanzo Spang. James is also survived by the families of; Limberhand, Fisher, Robinson, Burns, Elkshoulder, Cooper, and Bement. We apologize if we missed you, our family is very large.