Kenneth “Buddy” Bruce Brien
Kenneth “Buddy” Bruce Brien, born August 24, 1981 to Eva Mae Foote and Ronald Bruce Brien in Crow Agency, MT, made his journey to be with the Creator on September 24, 2021. He is survived by his wife Mariah Brien, children Joseph ManyHides of Browning, Keyson, Teddy, Ronnie, Kimberly, Olivia and Cheyenne all of Ashland, his mother Eva Foote and his dad Kenneth (Theresa) Brien EnemyHunter, brothers Corey Spotted Elk, Joshua Walks Last, sisters Crystal (David) Hickman, Diana (Nick) Brien, Kim Brien, Taylor Huss Brien, Aunties Bobaleen Brien, Valerie (Travis) Birdinground, Sherri Don’t Mix, Barbie Brien, Rena Frank, Charlotte Blackwolf, Zippy Tall Bull, Martha Larimer, Connie Wilcott, Special Aunties Georgia Wilson and Mary Walks Last, Uncles Curtis Brien, Eric (Judith) Brien, Danny (Teri) Brien, Harold (Danetta) Brien, Larry Dean Brien, Vernon Brien, Verlin Foote, Vincent (Clara) White Crane, Reginald Kills Night, Robert Brien IV, Mathew Brien, Special people in Buddy’s life, Deanna Dennis, Donna Backbone, God Parents Glenda and Marvin Dawes, Shaylene, Brandy, Jeremy, Randall and Reasco Killsnight, Desi Rowland, Deanna Whitecrane, Michael “MJ” Foote, Shandon Wallowing, Preston Gray, Steven Carrel, Amanda Whitecrane, Robert Foote, Dan Dan Brien, Maria Brien, William Howe, Jr., Luella Brien, Jay Bigback and his big brother Corey Spotted Elk and other cousins, nieces, nephews, Uncles and Aunties to numerous to mention.
Buddy is preceded in death by his Dad Ronald Bruce Brien, maternal grandparents Edna Redfox and Robert Foote, paternal grandparents Ella Tallbull and Robert Brien, Joy and Kenneth “Buddy” Brien, Sr., brothers Clarence Joshua Brien and Adrian Spotted Elk.
Buddy grew up in Crow Agency and attended school in Crow Agency and Hardin. He also attended high school in Lamedeer where he enjoyed playing football and basketball and other sports. He also attended Kicking Horse Job Corp where he learned a trade in Heavy Equipment and later earned his high school diploma. Buddy returned to Lamedeer where he worked construction, then went to work at St. Labre and also worked other jobs before going to work at Colstrip Inn & Suites the last four years of his life.
Buddy was a wonderful Dad and loved his children more than anything else in the world. He enjoyed football and was a New England Patriots fan and loved to joke and tease other family members about the game. He always had a sense of humor and made people feel loved and happy because his laughter and happiness was contagious when he walked in a room. He also enjoyed working on his cars and other electronic devices and was always tinkering with something to get it working again. He also enjoyed calling and bantering with his dad, Kenneth to tease him about being a Dallas Cowboys fan and his mom for being a 49’ers fan. He loved playing video games with his sons Keyson and Teddy and his brother Robert Foote. Calling his family by a nickname was an endearment He used for the people he loved and had a nickname for many of them. A favorite past time for Buddy was spending time outdoors with his children and made going for a car ride special and he loved taking his kids out for ice cream and just spending special time together and telling stories and making memories. Buddy loved hanging out with his older brother Corey and just hanging out and doing “guy” things together. Buddy loved his family and friends and just enjoyed life to the fullest.
We will miss you and will hold you close to our hearts. Thank you for giving us so many wonderful memories. You will live on through your children.
We apologize if we didn’t mention someone as Buddy’s family is very large.