Douglas, “Snazz,” Limberhand, Sr. passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
He was born in Crow Agency, Montana to Nancy Yellowrobe and Elmore Limberhand, Jr. He was raised in Lame Deer, MT and attended school in Lame Deer, at the Busby Boarding School, in St. Labre, Missoula and Denver. In high school, Snazz ran track, cross country and played basketball.
After he obtained his G.E.D, he attended the Indian Action Program at Dullknife College for Heavy Equipment and Carpentry. Snazz was also a skilled mechanic, and in his younger years he could always be found working under the hood of a car.
In the 70’s, he was a Wildland Fire Fighter and did work as an electrician. He owned his own construction company called, Limberhand Construction. He really was a “jack of all trades”. Snazz also worked for the N.C. Tribal Housing as a Foreman.
In 1975, Douglas welcomed his firstborn, Landon (Jaime) Medicine Bull. Douglas married Anna Wolf Black and from this union they shared ten children including Douglas, Jr. (Jamie) James, Rachel (Moses) Roberta, Rebekah Charity (Jay), Joshua (Jasmine), Isaiah (Nicole), Blaine and Savannah.
After his son Douglas, Jr. was born he found his faith and became an Evangelist Pastor and participated in many revivals.
Sadly, Douglas left us after a lengthy illness, but he stayed faithful and strong until the very end. Through it all, he kept his humor and good nature. He didn’t let it get him down. Snazz was a good man, great friend and he will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.
Douglas was preceded in death by his wife Anna; children James and Roberta; paternal grandparents Bessie American Horse and Elmore Limberhand, Sr.; maternal grandparents Jean Turkey Legs-Poitra and Jasper Yellow Robe; brothers Jasper, Daniel, Leroy and Robert Jefferson; sisters Bonnie and Cynthia; uncles George Limberhand and Donald Limberhand.
He is survived by his children Landon, Jr., Rachel, Becky, Charity, Joshua, Isaiah, Blaine and Savannah; mother Nancy Yellow Robe; brothers and sisters Farron (Doreen), June (Floyd), Doris, Tim (Malinda), Ann (Ike), Elmore, III (Tina), Matthew Yellow Robe, Robert “Bob” Cook; step mother Cecelia Big Back; uncle Maurice Limberhand; aunt Erlyce Littlewhirl Wind; grandkids Shandon, Seth and Solomon Medicine Bull, Jameryn, Jacoven, Shoreigh, Michael, Tru Love, Douglas, III, Gloria Rising Sun, Nora Rising Sun, Kalani Rising Sun, Natalie Lame Woman, Calvin Lame Woman, Jr., AnnaBelle Lame Woman, Austine, Layla Shoulder Blade, Lisa Shoulder Blade, Jayson Koch, Aaron Wolf Black, Anna Mae Parker, and Alaziyah; nieces and nephews Brenda, Cheyenne, Jennifer, Leona, Pete, III, April Bear Comes Out, Farron, Jr., Ryan, Flora, Celesta, Naomi, Kyle, Alisha Big Back, Byron, Nicole, Susan, David and Leland Bad Brave, Adrian Demontiney, Monica, Michael, Danielle, Rusty, Cean, Cinnamon Spear, Nina, Tina and Elmore IV, Terry Big Back, Carlotta Holmes, Raymond Holmes, III, Aletha, Mitchell, Jeremiah Harris, Roxanne, Keenan, Robert, Jr. Star, Mary Lou Alusha, Roger, Richard, Taylor, Melanie, Dexter and Kendra; special friends Ron Spang, Ronnie Peppers, Troy Cady, Lyman Spang, Sylvester Knowshisgun, Avis and Fran Spang, Henry and Edith Fire Bear, Jay Fraser, Sam Ridge Bear, Mike Horn and Delaroy Yellowrobe; extended families including the Wolf Name, Evans, Two Moons, Spang, Limpy, Little Whirl Wind, Flying, Walks Along, American Horse, Teeth, Yellow Robe and Sooktis families.
Douglas has a large family and many friends so please forgive us if we’ve forgotten someone. Wake Wednesday night at 7:00 PM at the White River Cheyenne Mennonite Church. Funeral Service Thursday April 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM in Busby at the White River Cheyenne Mennonite Church. Burial Busby Cemetery.