Walter Blackwolf, Honoxease (Meadowlark), age 68, of Lame Deer, MT made his journey home to be with the creator on the night of January 14, 2017. Walter was born as a twin with Wretha Plentycamps, Hoto’hpeheeva’e (Buffalo Rope Woman). Walter loved fishing, camping, powwows, long road trips, he was very proud of his engraving skills on deer horns and various pieces of bones, visiting with family and friends, supporting local basketball teams, serving the community, and helping whoever in both physical and spiritual needs.
Walter held 42 years of various jobs, retired after 19 years as a heavy equipment operator, achieving a professional road grater certificate, several years at the Northern Cheyenne utilities, 10 years with the community health representative as a liaison advocate with the Indian Health Service of Lame Deer, MT.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Blackwolf and Sarah Roundstone; and his siblings, Florence, Roosevelt Blackwolf, Alfred Teeth, and Donlin McManus.
He is survived by Gladyce Fighter, from who’s union came Myers Brien Blackwolf; Rita Redneck, from who’s union came Arty (Joletta) Blackwolf, Zeniada (Frank) Blackwolf, Daniel (Kim) Blackwolf, and Theresa (Jonathan) Redneck; Simona Arthur, from who’s union came Aaron (Glenn) Arthur and Jason (Cheryl) Arthur; Angela Brown, from who’s union came Brian (Mamie) Blackwolf, Briana (Frank) Strangeowl, adopted son that Walter and Angela raised as their own, Hubert Blackwolf Jr., and also Ron (Viola) Yazzie; companion of six years, Terri Seminole; grandchildren: Keisha, Maddie, Audric, Tommy, Lanida, Aaliyah, Arthur, Kristopher, Bethany, Zackariah, Shawna, Meadow, Daniel Jr., Kraig, Mohza, Wea, John, Beny, Charlize, Laila, Cadence, Aristio, Shylene, Maya, Jose, Sheree, and Iriana; great-grandkids: Tanyalynn, Mckinnley, Makiah, Nathaniel, and Kristina; and sibling: Jamie Whiteman, Hubert, Wreatha, Fredrick Jr., James, Woodrow, Orin John Blackwolf, and adopted brother Michael Raymond. Extended families include the following: Blackwolf, Walkslast, Shoulderblade, Wofname, Roundstone, Bearquiver, Limpy, Killsontop, Sioux relatives in Pine Ridge, SD, and the Blackwolf family in Thomas, OK.
He had many friends, family, and adopted family members that he considered his own. There are so many friends, family, and extended relatives and if we left anyone out we give our heartfelt apologies.
Special thanks to Lame Deer IHS, Rocky Mountain Dialysis Center (Dr. Shanon), Northern Cheyenne Transportation Center, and St. Vincent’s 3rd floor nurses.