Quintin Kingfisher, age 59 of Lame Deer, passed away on December 8, 2020 12:46 AM at the Billings Clinic Hospital in Billings, MT as the result of COVID-19.
Quintin was born on February 17, 1961 in Crow Agency, MT. He was the son of William Tallbull and Louise Kingfisher. He grew up in the Lame Deer area and has attended grade schools in the Northern Cheyenne Tribal School (NCTS) Busby MT, Senior High Billings MT, Eastern Montana State College (what is now the Montana State University) and the University of Northern Colorado.
In 2007, he married Rilla Americanhorse and they raised their daughters Chayil, Shay and Jasmine in Lame Deer. He was a strong praying family man, and taught his family about the importance of Faith and love in their everyday life. He was a great papa and loved his grandchildren Anhraeus, Deondrae, Trae, and Lily.
Before his journey home, Quintin was a kind, loving man; he was praying man and loved every one of his friends and family. He had a drive to succeed in both his education and career and felt a personal compulsion to bring his work and knowledge back to the people of the Northern Cheyenne Nation. He loved his work with the schools and his students. Some of Quintin’s enjoyments include listening to Classical Rock, cooking, helping others, cheering on the Broncos, and making others smile as he has always done throughout his life.
Quintin is preceded in death by his father, William Tallbull, his mother, Louise Kingfisher Bighead, Ardis Big Head, Brenda Limberhand, Olivette Glenn, Ardis Glenn, Jean Glenn, Robert Trajan Whistling Elk, Robert Kingfisher, Cordelia Kingfisher Boushie, Wahena Kingfisher, Robert Kingfisher, Robert (Beverly) McRae, Janet Jacobson, Leigh Kingfisher Swan McRae and Caleb McRae, Brenda Limberhand.
Quintin is survived by his wife, Rilla American Horse Kingfisher, his three daughters, Jasmine Milam American Horse, Pethachyah (Shay) American Horse, and Chayil (Kai) Kingfisher; his siblings, Raymond (Butch) Kingfisher, Linwood Tallbull, Brenda Limberhand, Anne McRae, Bill (Lacie) McRae, Emily McRae, Kathryn (Nolan) Meadnis, Keith (Cindy) McRae, Kendall (Laura) McRae, Mary McRae, Ross McRae, and Stuart (Helaine) McRae, Delfino Max Guavera (father-in-law). He is also survived by his best friends Keith Bement and Jay Littlewolf. He is related to the families of Knowshisgun, Two Birds, Wolfname, Medicine Bull, Russell, White Man, Gardner, McRae, Big Head(Man), Whistling Elk, and many of his Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nephews, Nieces, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren that we are not capable of naming off, as he has a very large extended family.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, December 11, 2020 at the American Horse family cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.