Emeri Little Owl

1977 ~ 2021

Masks are required and only 10 people allowed at a time for visitation due to COVID-19 regulations.

Emeri Lynn Little Owl, 43, of St. Xavier, Montana went to the Other Side Camp on March 17, 2021 at the Billings Clinic with her family by her side.  She was born on April 24, 1977 at Crow Agency the daughter of Thomas Little Owl and Myrna Rides Horse.  Her Indian name Baaáchilash (Good Fortune) was given to her by her grandfather, Rapheal HeDoesIt.  She was a member of the Ties the Bundle Clan and a child of the Ties the Bundle. She grew up in the St. Xavier area and attended schools at Pretty Eagle and Hardin schools.  Emeri was an active member of the St. Xavier Mission Church where she was baptized and received her first Communion.  

Emeri was a kind-hearted person and so loved by all who knew her.  She had room in her heart and a smile for everyone.   Her sense of humor would always bring a smile and she didn’t hesitate to give you a laugh.  One of her favorite things she loved was being around her family especially her first cousins sharing stories, laughing and teasing.  As a young girl, she was raised on her dad’s family ranch in the St. Xavier area and always considered herself a “country girl”. She loved riding horses especially her pinto kid horse, Sonny. One of her favorite memories was going on a field trip to Washington D.C. She worked at a call center in Billings as a customer service representative and did her job with pride.  Emeri loved her children and grandchildren and maintained contact with each of them always happy to keep up with their lives and activities. She held hopes and dreams for all her children and would have given them whatever they wished for if she was able. She was a very simple person, always humble and wanted to be remembered for her kindness and love for her children, family and friends.

Preceded in death by her maternal grandmothers Shirley Iron Horse and Elizabeth “Linda Lee” LaForge, paternal grandparents William and Agnes Little Owl; her paternal aunts Adelia Stewart,  Hazel Not Afraid, Darlene Hugs, Philomine Old Coyote, Gertrude Spint, Lucy and Dorothy Little Owl; her paternal uncles Xavier, Etting, Larry, Sr. and Cyrus Little Owl, Marvin and David Stewart, Sr; her brothers Joe Phares, Newlyn Little Owl, Thorton Big Hair, Sr., Cyrus Stewart and sisters Desiree Old Coyote, Danelle Big Hair and Letitia Stewart. 

She is survived by her parents Myrna (Fred ) Small and Thomas (Linda) Little Owl; her children Tom Ray Little Owl, Marcel (Tremayne) White Fox, Ras, Quinda, Xavier, Fawn Red Wolf, Emma Lee Bright Wings; her grandchildren  Eleanor, Elizabeth , Bonnie, Rayleigh, Anthony and Jasper; her adopted sons David R. Blaine, Benedict Fast Horse and Thomas Driftwood her sisters Quinlyn Jo Little Owl, Cherlee Iron Horse, Deneen (AJ) Not Afraid, Laura and Bridgette Little Owl and Sherri (Mark) Farwell ; her brothers Bert, Colt, Karl Lee Little Owl, Dominic Little Owl, Daryl Big Hair, Ray Bulltail and Thomas Old Coyote;  her grandfathers Clifford (Ardith) Birdinground and Henry (Anda) Pretty On Top;  her aunts Regina (Leonard) Bends, Nora (Dennis) Big Hair, Harriet and Linda Little Owl, Virginia HeDoesIt;  her companion and best friend, Stanford Rides Horse, Sr.; her friends who she took as sisters Stanna Plain Bull and Angela Sprout;  her numerous nieces, nephews and friends her extended family includes Iron Horse, Not Afraid, WalksOverIce, HeDoesIt, Bell Rock, Bird Hat, Beaumont, Holds the Enemy, Good Luck, Jefferson, Carpenter, Half, Covers Up, Bull Over the Hill as well as the Ceasley, Tallow, Bebee, Healy ,Day Child and Fox families of Canada.  Our family is large and if we have missed you, please accept our apology in our time of grief. 

Funeral Mass is Monday, March 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Bullis Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery.

Rosary will be Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 3:00 PM at the Bullis Funeral Chapel.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the Bullis Funeral Chapel.

Bullis Mortuary is entrusted with the arrangements.

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