Nehemiah Howell “Rocko” Broken Rope Nomee 30 of Crow Agency, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. He was born February 28, 1987 in Denver, Colorado to Paul Nomee III and Lucy Lynn Broken Rope. Rocko as he was affectionately called by many, was given his Indian name by his grandfather John Bullinsight; Biia Aakeen Aawsuua Atcheesh “Builds His House On The Rock” was a member of the Big Lodge Clan and was a child of the Big Lodge Clan. He grew up in Denver, Crow Agency and Lodge Grass area and received his education in Crow Agency, Billings, St. Labre, Montana; Okanogan High School, Okanogan, Washington and Paschal Sherman Indian School, Omak, Washington. He participated in football in Okanogan High School. One of his many artwork was selected as the design for t-shirts for the Sunflower Festival in Omak, Washington.
He was preceded in death: Great great grandfather Howell Hooponforehead, whom he was named after; Great great grandparents Godfrey and Lucy Broken Rope; Paul and Gretchen Bull Weasel Nomee Sr.; Great grandmother Dorothy Hoops; Great grandparents Harry and Sarah Grandmother Knife Don’t Mix; Grandmothers, Mary Hoops, Darlene Morning Bixby, Lorena Morning Half, Irma Jean Hoops, Kathleen Broken Rope, Romona Backbone, Daisy Brightwings, Emma, Rita, Harriet and Aurelia Don’t Mix. Grandfather Paul Nomee Jr., Bill GroVon, Ivan Don’t Mix Sr.; Uncles, Danny and Robert Half, Theodore Nomee Sr.; Aunties Paula Nomee and Brenda Helen Half; Brothers Pudgy Falls Down, Franklin Nomee, William “Bud” Dick and Sister Tiffany Falls Down.
Survivors include his children, Ashodiah Joseph Videll, Naileah Broken Rope ,Nehemiah Howell Broken Rope Jr., Ezekiel Broken Rope and Nalivia Terrilee Broken Rope; his parents, Shawn and Lucy Broken Rope McCraigie, Paul and Bernadine Nomee, III; his grandfathers Alvin Broken Rope Sr., Samuel (Marjorie) Hoops Sr., Gerry Hoops Wilson and Russell (Sheila) Wallace; grandmothers Carol (John) Bullinsight, Mercy Broken Rope Makes Good, Mary Helen (Alex) Medicine Horse, Ernestine Birdinground, Bertha Nomee and Victoria Brown; God Mother Lona Broken Rope, God Father Pat Watt; adopted mothers Marcelline Little Nest and Tina Takes Enemy; his uncles, AJ (Samantha) Broken Rope, William “Cheyenne” Bixby Jr., Vine (Kao) Broken Rope, Mark (Philamine) Nomee Sr., Les and Dee Nomee, Sheldon and Gerard Stewart, Victor (Fray) Nomee, Samuel Hoops Jr., and Allison Birdinground; his aunts Cathy (Wayne) Not Afraid, Georgia (Paul) Matt, Tina (Robert) Stewart, Lori (Larry) Eastman, Iva (Rudolph) Shane, Mary Jane Birdinground, Aretha Hoops, Beth (Calvin) Brush, Rita (Michael) Stops, Wahkuna and Wilhemina Bixby, Ardith (Lloyd) Hogan Sr. and Mary (Michael) Long Roach; his sisters, Lillian Nomee (James) Peters, Lucrecia and Marcelline J. Little Nest, Christine Nomee, Sariah (Frankful) Stewart, Tanya (Solon) Moccasin, Appalonia and Audree Deputy, Antonia and Arlene Birdinground, Mary Hoops, Nichelle Brien, Renita (Morgan White) Broken Rope, Sunshine (Geoff) Eastman, Jeanette (Mandale) Spotted Horse, Zetta Broken Rope, Jennifer Herberle, Misty and Corrina Old Elk, Priscilla Buffalo, Gina (Alex) Reed, Antoinette Left Hand, Holly and Rhea Plenty Hawk, Mary Alicia (Magdeleno) Lopez Jr., Trudy Old Crane, Helen (Shawn) Stump and Davette (Delbert) Tsosi; his brothers, Adrian (Charlena) Broken Rope, Wahmbli (Starla) Nomee Sr., Victor Acosta, Phillip Nomee, Alan (Jesse) White Bear, Curtis (Bridgette) Falls Down, Tristan (Eva) McCraigie, Michael McCraigie, Matthew (Mary) McCraigie, Jack VanHook, Bryan Parker, Terrance and Alduran Takes Enemy, Bryan Parker, Stephen and Jr Wayne Not Afraid, Andrew (DesiRae) Little Nest, Tony Little Nest, JT (Arthetta) Walks, TJ and Lyle Old Elk, Regis and Frank Hogan; numerous nieces and nephews and extended brothers and sisters. Extended family includes Godfrey & Lucy Broken Rope family, Paul & Gretchen Bull Weasel Nomee Family, Harry & Sarah Grandmother Knife Don’t Mix Family, Howell HoopOnForehead Family, Birdchild Charges Strong Jefferson Family, Real Bird, Not Afraid, Bull Chief, Stewart, Hawk, Holds The Enemy, Smells, White Hip, Gun Shows, Lincoln, Spotted Horse, Male Bear, Yellowtail, WhitemanRunsHim, Beaumont, Bell Rock, Reed, Bright Wings, He Does It, Bull Shows, Bad Bear, White Clay, Don’t Mix, GroVon, Nomee Families of Cour D’Alene, Idaho; Naults, St. Marks, Mitchell, Belcourt and Parker Families of Rocky Boy. Our family is large, please accept our apology if we have forgotten anyone during this time of sorrow.
Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m., Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Crow Agency Spirit of Life Foursquare Church. Interment will follow in Crow Agency Cemetery. Bullis Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements.