Arthur Stewart, Jr. 56, of Crow Agency went to the other side of camp on October 9, 2020. He was born on February 5, 1964 in Crow Agency, Montana a son of Arthur and Christine (Stops) Stewart Sr. He was a Sore Lip/Greasy Mouth and a child of The Whistling Water clan. He attended school at Crow Agency Elementary and graduated from Hardin High School in 1983. While he was in high school, he participated in cross country and basketball. He later attended Salish Kootenai College and Little Big Horn College. He received his heavy equipment certificate from Salish Kootenai. He worked at the Sarpy Coal Mine, the Sugar Beet factory, Home Depot in Seattle and with the B.I.A as a heavy equipment operator. He also worked for the Crow Tribe and Denny’s in Butte. He loved to rodeo in his younger years starting out with riding calves and steers and later moving up to bulls and barebacking. He participated in “The little Britches Rodeo”. He also participated in the Crow Fair Parades while he was younger. At the old home ranch in Dunmore, he loved to raise and break horses. He loved to draw in his free time. He enjoyed throwing arrows with his brothers. He threw for the Reno District Cowboys and was on the team that won “The First Moses Old Bull Memorial Tournament”. He was married and later divorced. He enjoyed traveling, taking sweats and playing bingo. He also enjoyed visiting with his friends and family. He loved to tease and joke around. He took all his brothers’ and sisters’ kids and grandkids as his own. He had two grandchildren Shanny and Cory Springfield. In his last year he resided at Awe’kualawaache Care Center.
His father Arthur Stewart, Sr. and mother Christine S Stewart; his brothers Norman Stewart, Arthur Fitzpatrick, Sr., Gilbert Left Hand, Sr., Tony Bear Don’t Walk; his sisters Sonja Stewart, Patricia Caplett, Brenda He Does It; his niece Christian Stewart; his grandchildren Arturo Walks, Alan Nomee preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughter Chrystal (Louie) Stewart Jefferson; grandchildren Shanny and Cory Springfield; brothers Garrett (Rozalia) Stewart, Michael Stewart, Grant (Doreen) Stewart, Dr. Jim Upchurch, Sheldon Nomee, Gerard (Gina) Stewart, Royce and Lamar (Yvette) Old Elk, Larkin (April) Chandler, Henry (Alma) Real Bird, Sheldon Nomee, Michael Fitzpatrick, Jr. and Stacy Stewart,
Jr.; sisters Janet Old Elk, Roberta Stewart, Kathy (Robert) Walker Brien, Savanna (Jacob) Old Elk, Fontana Stewart, Rhonda and Janelle Jefferson, Barbara and Doris Stewart; aunts Linda Covers Up, Rosaline Yellowmule, Regina Goes Ahead, Mary Black Eagle, Delma Yarlott, Stella Not Afraid, Sarah Old Bull, Verlie Walks Over Ice, Rozella and Rita Shane, and Linda BirdinGround; uncles Isaac Shane Jr., Larry and Dana Tobacco; nephews Jeremy (Stephanie), Norman Jr and Morgan, Garrett Jr. , Addikin, Grant Stewart, Tyler Left Hand; nieces Devonna (Aaron) Lieder, Jolene (Gary) BirdinGround, Mandy, Lisa, Christine (Garett Costa), Terri, Holly, Kiana (Sherman), Arthetta (Joseph), Katarina Stewart; he had 52 grandchildren and 12 great grandkids as well as his extended family including Stops, Stewart, Pretty On Top, Bear Crane, Fitzpatrick, Hill, Bear Cloud, High Nose, Iron Cloud, and Locke families from South Dakota. To the Stops Family: you know that you are his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews however, there are too many to list all your names. But you are all remembered and in our hearts. Our family is very large; if we failed to mention you, please forgive us in our time of grief.
Visitation will be held Monday October 12, 2020 from 1:00 to 4:00 at the Bullis Funeral Chapel and 10:00 to 12:00 on Tuesday. Graveside services will be Tuesday October 13, 2020 at the Crow Agency Cemetery at 2:00. Bullis Mortuary is entrusted with the arrangements.