Pearl Anne Rowland, 78 years old, the Daughter of the late Claude and Beatrice Horn- Rowland was called home September 30th, 2015 surrounded by daughter Mary, Ron & Grandchildren along with her Sisters, Honey & Doll. Member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe. Her Indian name was “Walking Sunshine Woman” (eseheohtamehnetse). In 1959, she was the first Runner Up for Miss Indian America. Pearl graduated from St. Labre Mission in 1955 & attended Nursing School at Alverno College, in Milwaukee Wisconsin. She also attended Nursing School at Miles City Sacred Heart College, where she graduated with her Nursing Degree. Pearl became the first Northern Cheyenne Registered Nurse to return to the NC Reservation. She had worked at various hospitals such as Aberdeen, South Dakota, Winnebago Nebraska, director of CHR program & worked as Public Health Nursing for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe. Later she became a school nurse for various schools, such as Lame Deer, Busby, and Crow where she met many friends and held on to them till the end. She was also the instructor of Health Courses at Chief Dull Knife College. In 1961, she married Robert Leader Charge, with this union, they had four children, and later divorced. In 1990, she retired to take care of her Grandchildren, Buster, Jeremy, and Sarah.
Proceeding her in death are her parents, adopted son Aaron Sampson, sisters Jocelyn (sugar) Rowland, Geraldine Rowland, grandson Zachary Aaron Leider, Darius “Dude” Rowland, adopted daughters Vincynthia Shoulderblade and Corinne Tallwhiteman and Uncle Denver Horn whom transported her to school every day by horseback.
Survived by: Mary (Ron) Peppers of the family home, Annie (George) Lane of Tennessee, Claude (Terri) Leedom of Sheridan WY, Niece’s Sunshine Woodenlegs of Lame Deer and Corrina Horn, of Colstrip MT. Sisters Dr. Ana Rowland and Claudia (Herman) DeRoin, Myrna(Orville) Paukei, Brothers Dr. James (late Vivian) Rowland, Darius (late Lerena) Rowland and Dr. Franklin (Joanie) Rowland.
Pearl served as a fine example for her brothers and sisters to get an education.
Grandchildren: Dayna, Derrick, John, Ben, Jessica, Shelby, Stevie, Robert Chase, Teryn, T’Neal, Arayah, Allen “Bear”, Tyshawn, Josh, Richard, Little Ronnie, and Lanada. Buster (Regine) Leider, Jeremy (Michelle) Leider, William Oscar, Savannah DiAnne. She raised Sarah (Anthony) Orozco as her own. Adopted Grandchildren: Noveko Rowland, Kori (Kevin) Lonebear, Thomas Shoulderblade, Shann Wolfname, Jordan Wolfname, Brett Gable, Ty Madrigal, Wilson LittleWolf, Arayih Iron, Talon Weaselbear, and Tiffany Booker. Great Grandchildren, Trenton James, Delilah Rose, Tinley Elizabeth, Avaya Rain, And had a Special place in her Heart for her King Taibrein Bane, & her Queen Cindy-Pearl Elizabeth who she loved waking up to every morning.
Special Friends: Evelyn Gardner, Anna Blackhorse, Dolly Hiwalker, Acie Spang, Delpha Harris, Susie Wilsey, and Hansafaye Burns.
Pearl will be dearly missed on the road that she paved. Every day, that she lived, she strived to do the right thing and teach the right way, the way she was taught, the old way. With the most encouragement of education, love, tenderness and graciousness, she will be forever remembered in our hearts. Extended family includes, Spotted Wolf, Elkshoulder, Fightingbear, Fishers, Peppers, Blackwolf, Wolfblack, Wolfname and Bixby, Yellowfox, Colhoff, Lafave, Mc Benge, Benbo, Redcherries, Lafountain, and Eastmans. Our family is very large we apologized if we have missed anyone.
A special thanks to daughter-in-law Michelle Not Afraid-Leider for taking on the task of caring for my mother. Special thanks to the Northern Cheyenne Service Unit ER: Billy Foote, Amber Means, Pauline King and Sable Kerzmann. St. Vincent’s Flight Crew and St. Vincents 3rd Floor Nursing Staff. A heartfelt sincere thank you from our family doing all that you did for our Mother. Such a strong passion to follow of helping another but choosing to is outstanding. Which in turn was Pearl’s passion, helping others.
We’ll see you again Mom, Stavasavoomes