Calvin “CJ” Julian Iron

 Calvin Julian Iron “CJ” (Onone-Arikara man “Ree Man”), 31 of Busby, Montana traveled to the next camp on the morning of June 2, 2019, in results of a car accident. 

 He was born May 19, 1988, in Crow Agency, a son of Calvin H. Iron and Julie L. Rogers. CJ was a hereditary chief society of both Crow and Northern Cheyenne Tribe. He was a direct descendant of Chief Pretty Eagle also a descendant of the Greasy Mouth Clan, was a child of the Ties the Bundle and the Piegan Clans through the Crow Tribe. CJ was a direct descendant of Chief Little Wolf and Chief Tangled hair for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe. He grew up in Rosebud Creek and Lame Deer area. He received his education and attended both Lame Deer Public School and Northern Cheyenne Tribal Schools. 

In 2008 he met his lifetime partner Lucinda Whiteman. In their union, they were blessed with beautiful three children Amar’e Dawn, Tinathelle Lurie and LeoCadie Caine Iron.  

Preceded him in death his paternal grandparents McKinley Iron Sr. and Nathelle Young Swallow, his father Calvin H. Iron, brother Albert Iron; his maternal grandparents Evalyn Killsnight-Morgan, Clarence Rogers and  Avon Killsnight his great great grandmother Julia Harris Walks Last; his uncles Robyn K. Iron and Jeremy Rogers-Hamilton.

Survivors Tina (Conrad) Alden, Alberta Iron, Alice Iron, Valerie Iron, Clinton (Corliss), Faron (Rose), McKinley (Valerie) Iron Jr., Sharone (Latonna) Curly, Kristen (Daniel) Iron Road, Colin Caplett, Christen (Dale) Good Luck, Cheryl (Tommy) White Clay, Mary (Lane) Simpsons and Sharon Peregoy. His wife Lucinda, his son’s Amar’e Dawn and LeoCadie Caine, his daughter Tinathelle Lurie, his mother Julie Rogers; his sisters Catlin (Jonathan) Lafrance and Raydon (Richie) Blackburn-Spang, his brothers Jeremy (Taleisha) Iron and  Clark Iron. 

Cj was a loving kind hearted man who loved and cared for who all he came in touch with. His favorite thing to do was to be home with his family bumping to music. He holds a special place for his nephews Jaden Medicine Elk, Melvin Woodenthigh III, Johnathan (baby Jon) Lafrance and Dartanian Iron and special friends George Hodges and Ben. 

Calvin comes from the Northern Cheyenne Harris Family and Rogers from Newtown, North Dakota and Killsnight Family. Our family is large; if we have missed anyone, please accept our apology.  

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