Loretta Well Known

Loretta Faye “Lolo” Well Known went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 3, 2020 at River Stone Health Hospice Home of Billings, Montana. 

Loretta was born to Laurel “Phyllis” Jefferson-Well Known and Joseph “Tommy” Fights Well Known Jr. on February 25, 1960 in Crow Agency, Montana. She was of the Piegan Clan and child of the Whistling Water. Loretta attended Pretty Eagle School in St. Xavier and Intermountain Indian School in Utah, then transferred to United Tribes Technical College where she graduated and earned a Business & Clerical Certificate.  She was employed with the Crow Agency BIA as a Realty Clerk for several years.  Loretta married Wesley Stewart, Sr., then divorced many years later; through this union she was blessed with two sons: Wesley, Jr. and Rodney Stewart.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother Rodney; nephews Teddy Little Light and Nephi House; adopted parents Walter and Meta Stewart; aunts Annie Big Man, Elsie Pretty Paint, Teatta Not Afraid, Mary Three Irons, Rena Morning, Monty Morning, Darlene Bixby, Roberta Big Man, Gertrude Lone Bear and Alta BirdinGround; uncles Tim Big Man, Lloyd and Claude Dawes Jr., Frank Jr. and Dean Falls Down, Carl Venne, Sr., Roy Stewart, Lee Lone Bear, Bill Smith of North Dakota, Robert Morning and Victor Morning.

She is survived by her children Wesley Jr. and Rodney Stewart; grandchildren Eileaha Afraid of Bear, Olivia (Woodrow Brien Jr.), Chelsea, Aryssa, Larissa, Kamberly, and Arlana Stewart; great-grandchild Amelia Brien; siblings Edwina (Albert) Perez, Pam (Al) Garza, Curtis (Samantha) Rides Horse Sr., Colleen, Roxanne and Tasha Well Known, Gail (Ray) Anderson, and Crystal (Mario Jr.) Pretty Boy; adopted parents Alvin (Lucille) Yarlott and Helen Old Coyote; aunts Carol (John) Bull in Sight, Leda Falls Down, Tana Quellette, Pansy Williamson, Bonnie (Hollace) Blake, Agnes Left Hand, Gladys Bear Below, Beatrice (Gabi) Etting, Iris Jackson Clarina (John) Degroot, Jackson, Jackie (Alfred Jr.) Morrissette, Arthurette, Farol, Cordelia Ann, and Phylene Big Man, Colleen (Marlon) Black Eagle, Laura and Leah Lone Bear, Anda (Henry) Pretty On Top, Jacklyn Stewart, Karen (Billy) Eastman, and Lori Brien; uncles Tilton Old Bull, Art Alden Sr., Poncho Big Man, Adlai (Norma) Jr., Dexter (Roxanne), and William (Donna) Falls Down, Ben Jr., Clifton, and Clayton Big Man, Benito (Cathy) Morrison Sr., George Scalpcane Sr., Jerome (Kathy) Dancing Bull, Dwight (Marlene) Stewart, and Lamuel Stewart; grandmother Beverly Big Man. Extended family includes the Jefferson, Big Man, Jackson, Dawes, Lone Bear, Hall, Fredrick, Smith, Myers, Old Mouse, Red Cherries, Zotti, Deer Nose, Morning, Ten Bear, Montgomery, White Bear, Adams, Two Leggins, Singer, Wicker, Little Nest, Wooden Legs, Far Away, Yarlott, Howe, Hill, Grey Bull, Sun Goes Slow, Beaumont, Alden, Red Wolf, Bear Crane, Bear Cloud, Driver, and Two Bellys families.

Our family is extremely large; if we have missed you, please accept our apologies.  The family would like to thank the St. Vincent’s ICU and Palliative Care Staff, the RiverStone Health Hospice Home Staff, and Sister Ann Schoch for providing exceptional care of Loretta. Bullis Mortuary has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

A service for Loretta will take place on Saturday, February 8 at 11:00 AM at the Spirit of Life Foursquare Church in Crow Agency. Interment will immediately follow at Crow Cemetery.

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