Brendon Nomee

Brendon Cliff Nomee “Alataa’chia Eeche’esh” (Knows Bright Things), 45 of Lodge Grass passed away peacefully on May 6, 2019 at the Billings Clinic surrounded by family.
Brendon’s parents were Marjorie and Sammy Hoops, Sr. He received his education at Lodge Grass High School, graduating in 1993. He was employed with the BIA, Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument and the Crow Tribe. He was a member of the Pentecostal Faith, a member of Ties in the Bundle and a child of Big Lodge.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters Evelyn Hoops and Kelsey Birdin Ground; brother Melton Hoops; nephews Champ Nomee and Ryder White Hip, Jr.; uncles Lewellyn, John, Paul, Jr. and Carlton Nomee, Sr; aunts Ramona Backbone and Daisy Bright Wings and granddaughter Angel Jefferson LaFrance.
He is survived by his son Cowboy Hoops; daughters Samantha Dust, Casi Rae Nomee LaFrance; brothers Victor (Fray) Nomee, Vernon Nomee, Sam Hoops, Jr., Clement (Mary) Nomee, Scott (Lauren) Medicine Horse, Harold (Debbie) Backbone, Elton Backbone, Elroy (Kitty) Nomee, Brewster Pretty On Top, Jr., Clinton Nomee, Claude (Berna) Dawes, Lewellyn (Maureen) Dawes, Samuel Kill, Benjamin (Rebecca) Bright Wings and Patrick Amyotte; sisters Verena (JR) Dust, Mary (Henry) Little Light,Frieda and Ariana Nomee, Joanna Nomee, Cathy (Wayne) Not Afraid, Georgianne (Paul) Matt, Jr., Tina (Robert) Stewart, Althea (Aaron) Yarlott, Trudy (Jeff) McDonald, Laura (Manford) Gardner, Janice (Thomas) Morning and Arly (Ronnie) Fisher; aunts Josephine (Ben) Stands, Veronica (Brewster) Pretty On Top, Bonita Hawk, Ardith (Lloyd) Hogan, Barbara Lee Comes Up, MaryLou (Heywood) Big Day, Carol (John) Bullinsight, Iva (Rouldolh) Shane, Colleen Wellknown, Claudette, Elna, Ferol Black Hawk, Nora Bird, Dinah Black Eagle, Sandy Bird, Dorma (Ellerd) Takes Enemy, Jessica, Naomi, Andrea, and Joselyn Costa; uncles Robert, Chester (Sharolyn) Nomee, Vince Black Hawk, Gale (Mary) Three Irons, Bruce White, Henry Bright Wings, Sr., Kenny St. Mark; adopted sisters Kelly Branam MaCauley, Stephanie Melmer, Carrie Brainem Miranda Black Eagle and Ashley Bird.
Extended family include the Nomee, Bull Weasel, Hawk, Pretty Paint, Reed, White and Birds families.

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