Our beloved mother, sister, Kaale and daughter, Jacinta Lucia Yellowmule Walks, Baaluupialeeteesh “Loves Everyone” 52, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Aug. 7, 2018. She grew up on the Banks of the Upper Little Horn in Wyola with her parents Louis and Emma Yellowmule and her eight brothers and sisters. Jacinta married the love of her life, John Walks, in 2013 making their home in Lodge Grass. She attended Wyola Elementary, graduated from St. Labre High School, attended one year at Presentation Catholic College in SD. She also attended Sheridan College, Little Big Horn College, MSU Billings, Miles Community College in Miles City and graduating from MSU in 2009 receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing as a Registered Nurse. She completed her residency at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls. Her passion to care for people became her career, as she knew her calling at an early age. Jacinta’s work in the health field began as a Certified Nurse’s Aide. Later in the years, she worked for the Crow Tribal Head Start as a Nutritionist, a Home Parent in Busby, Zuni Indian Health Service in NM, working with Special Needs in Parker, AZ and Hardin, working also as a Registered Nurse in Browning. She worked for the Awekulawaache Care Center, as a Director of Nursing bringing advanced education classes to further her CNA employee’s education. Her plan was to encourage Crow employees to receive their Registered Nursing degrees and work for the care center. Her present employment was a contract nurse for the Badlands Medical Staffing from Underwood, SD. She was excited to receive the letter of acceptance from the University of Oklahoma to pursue her master’s degree, as a Nurse Attorney beginning this September.
Jacinta was a descendant of Crazy Sister-in-Law a Chief of the Crow, Pretty Shield, Goes Ahead and Crazy Head. She had great regards of her clanship and her Crow Culture. Her bloodline of prestigious artists including her eldest sister Falistus, who taught her how to bead. We witnessed her family dance in the beauty of her beadwork and talented creations. Her Native American dolls and collectable items are displayed in museums.
Jacinta adored her family the Yellowmule, Otter Stays in the Water, Star, Brass, Hogan, Stewart, Reed, Yellowtail and DuShane families. She enjoyed the gathering of family. She was not hesitant to bring her finest gifts and her special homemade prepared food to all gatherings. She was always well prepared for holidays, as she decorated her home with elegance. Her faith and prayers sustained her in her times of trials. Her beautiful life had an impact everywhere she went. Jacinta was full of kindness and generosity.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, grandparents, George W Hogan II and Mary Ann Reed Hogan, and her sister Falistus Yellowmule, aunts Evelyn Bearground, Ethelene Stevenson, and Cordelia Real Bird, uncles George Hogan III, and Milton Yellowmule.
Survivors include her husband; her daughters Kateri (Brandon) Flatmouth and Delphine Yellowmule; her sons George Little Light Jr., Conrad and Juanita Yellowmule; grandson Brandon Gunner Flatmouth Jr.; adopted son Edison Boggio; her brothers Michael (Joy), Levi (Cheryl), Dominic (Norma), Gary and John Paul Yellowmule; her sisters Marciel, Zita, and Mary Jane Yellowmule; her mother-in-law Georgie Dale Walks and father-in-law Tommy Walks.
Funeral mass will be celebrated 10:00 am Friday in the Crow Agency St. Dennis Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Lodge Grass Cemetery. Bullis Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements.