Clinton Melvin Stewart, Sr. “Xusshikaa`she (Runs Fast)” named by his great-grandfather the late Henry Big Day, born on March 2, 1959, went home be with his Savior on April 4, 2019, with his wife, children and family by his side.
Clinton was born in Crow Agency, MT, to Rueben and Elizabeth Bullinsight Stewart, Sr. He attended elementary school at the St Xavier Catholic School, in St. Xavier, MT, then went on to complete his High School education at Lodge Grass High School, in Lodge Grass, MT. He was a veteran of the Armed Service in the Army Reserve; attended Dull Knife Community College and received a Trade as a Carpenter; and furthered his education at the Missoula Technical School as a Heavy Equipment Operator.
Clinton married Loretta Birdinground on August 18, 2003in Crow Agency. They made their home in the Billings, MT. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church, Piegan Clan and child of the Greasy Mouth.
Clinton worked alongside his parents in their farming and ranching business until their retirement in the business. As a carpenter, he worked for various construction companies in the Billings area, and as a Heavy equipment operator, he worked for various construction companies before he began his career with the Westmoreland Apsaalooke Mine until his retirement in 2010.
Clinton enjoyed playing basketball, bowling and participating in rodeo events. As a devoted fan of the Golden State Warriors, many of what Clinton wore and owned were representative of his team and the colors of yellow and blue. Along with his sense of humor, he had an infectious laugh, that will never be forgotten by all especially during family get-togethers and lately in his text messages and selfies that he would send to his siblings, nieces, and nephews. Despite of how he may be feeling, his humor kept everyone laughing. His love for dancing will not be forgotten, he was talented and enjoyed sharing his skill to dance with his many dance partners; his love to dance equals his love to go boat riding in the big horn canyon. Family was everything to him so he was present at their birthday parties and special occasions, and visited the family home regularly.
His mother Elizabeth Stewart, daughter Jarietta, son Rueben Clint Stewart, brother, Rueben Stewart Jr.; sister Rowena Gets Down; adopted sister Katherine Ascencio; brothers Ruben Stewart Jr., and Charles Blaine; nephews Joshua Stewart and Rueben Jefferson, nieces Denise Stewart and Corma Jefferson, adopted father Vincent Spint preceded Clinton in death.
Survivors include his father, Rueben Stewart, Sr.; wife Loretta; sons Clinton (Tommi) Stewart Jr., Jesse Shane, Zachary, Callan Cummins and Larney Stewart; daughter Celissa Jefferson; sisters Ruby Jefferson, Rachel and Roberta Stewart and Janice Gets Down, Rena Blaine, Donna Dreamer, Danelle Willis; brothers Dennis (Vianna) Stewart Sr., Vincent Bullinsight, David Blaine, Daniel Dreamer, Donavon and John Bullinsight III, Leland McConnell; uncles John (Carol) Bullinsight Jr. and David Stewart Sr.; aunts Wilma Stands and Beverly Pretty On Top; granddaughters Jarietta Stewart and Iyawna Shane; grandsons Tyren Stewart, David and Luke Shane, Lane and Connor Cummins; nephews Isaiah, Sr., Rocky, Dennis, Jr., and Allen Stewart, Roman and Cazzie Fisher, Alex Bearcrane, III, Ernest, Edward and Warren Gets Down; nieces Rochelle “Candy” Mountain Sheep, Juliet Fisher, Willena Reed, Roanne Fighter; Adopted brothers and sisters, CJ and Jared Stewart, Jay Eagleman, Theodore Hogan, Conrad Fisher, Donald Stewart, Jr., Mikey Tucker, Joe Howe, Benny Acsencio, Jerilyn Prettyontop, Philomine, Angie and Vanessa Spint, Victoria Hogan, and Cornelia Plainbull, and adopted mother Lauren Spint. Extended family, Big Day, Big Hail, Little Owl, Red Star, Rock Above, Good Luck, Spotted Horse, Whiteclay, Laforge, Standsoverbull, Pretty On Top, Gardner, Driftwood, Whiteman, Spotted, Old Crow and Yellowtail. Our family is large, please forgive us if we have forgotten anyone. We wish to thank all of the medical personel who helped our loved one during his trying times.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Crow Agency Spirit of Life Foursquare Church. Interment will follow in the Family Cemetery in Crow Agency. Bullis Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements.