Rosalind Comes Up

Rosalind Ann Comes Up, 60, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 3, 2021. She was born October 14, 1960 to Rudolph and Warlene Comes Up. She was a Big Lodge and a child of the Whistling Water. She was given her Apsaalooke name Dakaitchce (Good Bird) by Annie Singer. She was a descendant of Chief Plenty Coups.

She was born in Crow Agency and was raised in Pryor, Montana. She attended Edgar and Pryor schools and graduated from Plenty Coups High School in 1978 where she was a cheerleader. Rosalind met Calvin Brush in high school and the couple married. They had three children Patty, Cleva, and Kevin the couple later divorced. She was very proud her children and their accomplishments.

After graduation, she attended Rocky Mountain College in the nursing program and then enrolled at the Billings Vocational Center where she earned a Medical Coding Certificate. 

Rosalind worked for the Indian Health Service at the Pryor Health Clinic as a Medical Coder Technician and retired after 32 years of service as a GS-9. She received the Director’s Award for Occupational Initiative and Leadership in Washington D.C. on November 1, 2000 for her outstanding work with the Indian Health Service. 

One of her hobbies and passions was making cakes. She was self-taught in this skill. She was well known for her cakes especially wedding cakes. She received many requests from the Crow community to make cakes for their special occasions. 

She had tremendous love for her grandchildren and where her pride and joy. She would assist and do anything to help them. Her grandkids called her “the best grandma in the world.” Rosalind had great hospitality and welcomed everyone who came to visit her offering food and drinks. She never lost her faith in God and was avidly going to church. Because of her strong love for her entire family she was rewarded with the same love that she offered. 

She is preceded in death by her father Rudolph Comes Up and her brother Chris Comes Up; her grandmothers Cecilia Lion Shows and Faith Stewart Sings Good. 

She is survived by her children Patty (Bo) Pretty On Top, Cleva (Ervin) Beston and Kevin Brush; her grandchildren Kyle Birdinground, Cody (Starla) and  Elizabeth “Sweetheart” Beaumont, Bessie and Zendeya Pretty On Top, Samara, Elliana “Baby Giant” Beston, Gabriella, Akayleah and Christian Brush; her great granddaughter Dezirea Beaumont;  her mother Warlene Comes Up; her sisters Jamie Bull Chief, Lena (Jerry) Bull Chief, Connie (Dean) Bull Shows, Norma Jane (Gordon) Morning, Karna Yarlott, Rene Yellowtail, Mary Birdhat, Gail White, Patrice Not Afraid, Elvaline Bulltail, Laurie (Myron) Vogele and Gwen Plainbull; her brothers Bruce, Tommy (Cheryl), Gary Dawes, John (Doreen) Rides Horse and James Red Fox, Burdick Two Leggings, Heywood Big Day Jr.;  her aunts  and her uncles; Pamela Little Light,  Katherine Old Crow, Maudine Stewart, Ramona Keller, Willie Stewart, Melvin Stops, Gary Rides Horse, Claudia and Rebecca Flatmouth. Her nieces Lila Bull Chief and Britney Bull Shows; her nephews Dr. Emerson and Jason (Londa) Bull Chief, Jerry (Darlene) and Jordan Bull Chief, Christopher (Cindy) Blacksmith, Raymond (Kerrera) and Avery (Kelly) Bull Shows; her special friends Evelyn Jefferson, Pansy Yellowtail; her high school friends who she remained close to Janet Stewart, Althea DeCrane and Laurie Door. Extended families include; Dawes, Lion Shows, Big Day, Bull Tail, Plainfeather, Hugs, Costa, Stewart, and Blackbirds.  Our family is large, please excuse us if we have forgotten you in our time of grief. 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday September 8, 2021, at the Bullis Funeral Chapel at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in the Comes Up Family Cemetery in Pryor, Montana.  Bullis Mortuary is entrusted with the arrangements. 

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