MONEDA (EFFIE) ARLENE CADY
Moneda (Effie) Cady, Vo’omevotone’e (Little White Feather), passed away at her home in Busby, on November 9, 2021, at the age of 82.
She was born to parents Elizabeth (Harris) and Lafette Elliott, on October 8, 1939, in Lame Deer, Montana. She was the last remaining Elliott sibling.
Moneda graduated from Hardin Senior High School and married the love of her life, Vance Cady in 1958. They were married for over 63 years.
She contracted Polio at a very young age and spent a great deal of time in hospitals undergoing treatment for her aliment. Doctors often referred to her as a “miracle” as she had a hip socket removed and never replaced. She should not have been able to walk at all, but somehow she did and with the strength and energy that people half her age would not possess. Although she was in constant pain she rarely complained.
She held a strong belief in education and spent her entire career advocating for the education of Native students. She held numerous positions in this field starting as a teachers aid and retiring as the director of an early education program called Follow Through.
Moneda was a gifted artist. She painted many beautiful pictures. She had many of these pictures throughout her house. She also loved to quilt, sew and craft using various mediums. She was also very gifted as a cake baker and decorator.
Moneda is survived by her loving husband, Vance Cady; daughter’s Terri Cady & husband Weldon Bruce Loudermilk; Tina Cady & husband Patrick Maloney and son Troy Cady and his wife Vikki along with Grandchildren, Lacie, Brittney, Ryan, Travis, Tiffany and Skyler and 9 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased in death by her parents, her siblings Ervin (Doc) Elliott, Loretta Cree, Myron (Sarge) Elliott, Olga (June) Parker, Ernest (Wayne) Elliott, and Elizabeth (Darlene) Bishop and son Tyron Cady.