On September 9, 2020, our beloved Mokee’e (Little Woman) Magoo Mary Magdeline Shoulderblade, 73, of Lame Deer, MT and Albuquerque, NM, went to be with Maheo and her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Born on June 14, 1947, she became the youngest natural daughter of James and Julia Shoulderblade and nurtured more than 10 children herself during her sojourn on earth. She was a librarian and caretaker of Native American history at the University of New Mexico, where she retired in 2009. Embracing the tenets of many Christian faiths, Magoo discovered herself through her worship of Jesus, whom she loved and emulated in endless service, ceaseless efforts to support loved ones and countless others that crossed her path. Her capacity to be lighthearted and live life well took her to such places as New York, Portugal, Calgary, and many other yet undiscovered places her postcards and passport hold sacred. Acting as an angelic messenger would, she followed the Holy Spirit’s direction, appearing where others’ needs were evident, turning a blind eye to her own. What we will miss most from this extraordinary lady will be the cadence of her voice as she leaves messages saying, “It’s Magoo”, her uncanny memory of birthdays, anniversaries and graduations and her unexpected attendance to them, her infectious laugh as we tease her, and especially her limitless love she so readily showed us. This “Little Woman” has keenly left an immense hole in our hearts.
Preceding her in death are: her grandparents Benedict and Mary (Alfrey) Shoulderblade, Milton and Rose (Coalbear) Whiteman, John Yellowhorse; parents James Shoulderblade, Julia Yellowhorse; uncles Ralph Red Fox, Ike Bement, Edward Foote Sr., Anthony, Francis, Isaac, Thomas and Wendell Shoulderblade, Grover, Harvey, John, and Philip Sr. Whiteman, and Tony Zimora; aunts Josephine Whiteman, Edna Seminole, Fern Shoulderblade, Fannie Bement, Margaret Brady, Regina Foote, Arlene Hoffman, Eva Rowland, Thelma Two Two, Annie Bixby Shoulderblade, Gladys and Ruth Shoulderblade, Florence Whiteman, Regina Whiteman, Claudia Shoulderblade Zimora; siblings Windelyn Shoulderblade, Gloria Redneck Big Back, Beatrice Bryant, Gwendolyn Jewel Shoulderblade, Verna Wallace, Timothy James Sr., Titus Shoulderblade, Katherine Limpy, Rita Shoulderblade, brother-in-law Waldo Yellowrobe, Sr., Eugene Big Back Sr., children Tulane Shoulderblade, Waldo “Stoney” Yellowrobe Jr., Adrian Goodbear; nieces and nephews James Benedict, Ora Louise Derek, Vincynthia and Maria.
Surviving family: Norman (Clarice) Spang, Phyllis Fisher Spang, Alonzo Walker, Max Delfino Guavera, Leah (Robert), Barbara (Robert) Bement, Don “Pork Chops” (Ruthie) Shoulderblade, Wilma and Mary Shoulderblade, Marcelline Little Oldman, Shirley, Annette, and Esther Greene, Serena Brady, Leonard Wolfblack; children Cassandra (Stanley) Moore, Marie (Rod) Smart, Neil (Andrea) Marion, Shanon “Sugar Pie”, Frank, Shawn Spruce, Paul (Tamara); grandchildren Gabe, Isaac, Will, Brandon, Amanda, Brian, Cody, Dustin, Bailey, Naomi, Kohl, Tahlia, Liam, Kenesha, Keshawn, Kylene, Kayla, Klorin; nieces and nephews Contessa, Carmen, Anita, Cheryl Ann, Wallace Beartrum Jr., Windy Jr., Vanessa, Renessa, Timothy II, Scott, Julius, Anthony, Titus Jr., Isaac, Jordan, Billie Jo, Juliamay, Quinndalyn, Michael, Dalena, Eugene Jr., Oran Charles, Benno, Eugena (Kenneth), Bruce (Linda), Andrea Michelle, Janelle, Eric, Ivey, Stella, Clayton, Clifford Jr., Jonathan, Merlin, Ben, Keith, Halona, Thomas, Hadley, Starla, Clint, Renecia, Dietrich, Dyron, Talena, Tifffany, Bernadine Jr., Serena, Reanna, Austin III.
Those who remain to mourn Magoo are families of the Shoulderblade, Adams, American Horse, Bahr, Bailey, Baker, Bearchum, Bearcomesout, Beartusk, Beaverheart, Bellymule, Bement, Big Back, Big Hawk, Bigheadman, Brady, Braided Hair, Brien, Burgess, Busenitz, Charette, Chavez, Clown, Colwash, Crazymule, Curley, Demaray, Dillard, Divesbackwards, Dreamer, Duhart, Eagleman, Elkshoulder, Firecrow, Fisher, Flying, Foote, Freeman, Gallego, Glenmore, Gondora, Goodbear, Guavera, Harris, Hart, Haugen, Headswift, Hisbadhorse, Hiwalker, Hoffman, Holiday, Horn, Jackman, Killsnight, LaFranier, Limberhand, Limpy, Lira, Littlebird, Littlecoyote, Littleoldman, Long Jaw, Long Roach, Lovato, McManus, Medicine Elk, Medicine Top, Morrison, Nason, Nanez, Neiss, Onebear, Ortega, Palmer, Parker, Paul, Perez, Pine, Posey, Price, Red Fox, Redcherries, Redhat, Redneck, Risingsun, Robinson, Rondeau, Roundstone, Rowland, Runsabove, Russell, Sandcrane, Seminole, Shoulderblade, Sierra, Sioux, Small, Soldierwolf, Sooktis, Spang, Spang-Klotz, Speelman, Spotted Elk, Spotted Wolf, Standing Elk, Strange Owl, Stuart, Stump, Swank, Tallbear, Tallbull, Tallwhiteman, Taylor, Teeth, Timber, Tom, Three Fingers, Two Moons, Two Two, Vassau, Walker, Walks, Walksalong, Waters, Weaselbear, Wheeler, Whistlingelk, White, Whitecrane, Whitedirt, Whiteman, Whitewolf, Williams, Williamson, Wilson, Wolfblack, Wolfname, Wolftooth, Wood, Woodenlegs, Yellowfox, Yellowrobe, and Youngbear.
Please forgive us if your name is not mentioned, but our family is very large. Graveside Service and Interment at Shoulderblade property at Titus Ln on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 1:00pm. Pallbearers are: Stanley Moore, Neil Marion, Isaac Moore, Thomas Shoulderblade, Brandon Bement, and Brandon Wood,