Opalita Rose Marshall, age 54, Vo’kesa’e, Crooked Nose Woman was born on July 1st, 1966 to Elsie Whitehawk and Arthur Marshall, Sr. Opie as everyone knew her, was called home on September 9, 2020. Opie was a Northern Cheyenne Tribal member and was born and raised in Lame Deer where she was raised by her grandmother, Alice Medicine Flying.
Opie attended school at Lame Deer Public School then later attended Basin City School in Washington. Opie worked as a wildland fire fighter camp crew, full time grandma and sawmill worker.
Opie married Alfred Nightwalker on December 24, 1997 and from this union had two daughters and two sons: Wendy Marshall (Clint), Brandi Nightwalker (Jalen), Nick Nightwalker (Nicole) and Tyrell Nightwalker (Josie), Cole Twomoons. They later parted ways then met Vernon Otherbull whom she has been with for the past 18 years.
Opie loved being a grandma, spending time with them and her kids. She showed her unconditional love by always making sure she spent quality time with each and every grandbaby and kids. Opie loved to make fry bread, oven bread, and cut meat whenever her boys brought a deer back to make dry meat.
Opie was a very nice person, always going out of her way to make sure everyone was okay, she was the best grandma anyone could ask for, and she made it known. Her grandkids were her world and she was proud of all her kid’s accomplishments.
Opie left behind her siblings, Tony (Deanne) Marshall, Arlene (Crawford) Marshall, Ursula Khron and James Tallwhiteman. Her other sisters and brothers; Imelda Barney, Joyce Woundedeye, Mildred Redcherries, Davis, Oliver and Melvin Woundedeye, Joetta Bearcomesout; special grandsons and granddaughters, Joseph Haugen III, Dantrell Haugen, Peyton Haugen, Landyn Nightwalker, Carmen Nightwalker, Braelyn Nightwalker, Jae’lyas Davinia O, Teralius H, George H, and Mason S.; nieces, Christina R (namesake) Ana R, April S., Paige M., Cameron M, Casey R; nephews, Joshua (Georgina) M., Parker M., Tristan L., Bryce Killsontop, Coolidge Killsontop, Kaden Walksnice.
She is survived by her extened families of Long Jaw, Bearcomesout, Walksalong, Bearchum, Ryan, Woundedeye, Tallwhiteman, Medicineflying, Little Oldman, Whitehawk, Medicine Top, Fightingbears, and Nightwalker.
Opie is preceded in death by her parents, grandmother, Alice Medicineflying; brothers, Art Marshall, David and Victor; sister, Wendy; uncles, Robert (Rose) Bearchum Sr., Vann Ryan Sr., John Whitehawk; nephews, Davis Woundedeye Jr. (baby Davis); best friends, Maxine Spang and Leanne Weaselbear.