Tanisha Yvette Rides Horse Watson, 27, died Wednesday afternoon Dec. 19, 2018, in Crow Agency. She was born March 31, 1991, on Easter morning in Crow Agency, daughter of Robert “Hoss” and Alberta Rides Horse Sr. Her Indian name was given to her by Frances Stewart “Daakak’e Iibaahaahiile” (Works with the Birds). She was a member of the Newly Made Lodge and child of the Newly Made Lodge. Tanisha was raised in the Lodge Grass and Wyola areas. She attended Wyola school through 8th grade, completing her education at Lodge Grass High School, graduating in 2010. While in high school, she participated in basketball and volleyball. Tanisha attended Montana Law Enforcement Academy, graduated in Telecommunications, she worked for the Crow Tribal Public Safety as. A “Fire Dispatcher”
Tanisha married the love of her life, Cameron Watson on July 26, 2013, at Pretty Eagle Point. With this union they have a daughter Stephanie Pearl Watson. Tanisha enjoyed fishing, hunting, loved to go four-wheeling, riding in the hills with her husband. She participated in most cultural events, and loved family gatherings, made family happy with her quick wits.
Her grandparents Henry and Ada Rides Horse, Mary Beth Castro, Aloyious Caplett, great great grandparents Frances and Mary LaForge preceded Tanisha in death.
Survivors include her husband Cameron and daughter Stephanie Pearl Watson; her parents Robert and Alberta; Godparents Joey and Jeryl Pretty On Top; Father and Mother-in-law Roger and Darlene Watson; Grandparent-in-laws David and Beverly Watson; Brothers Robert “CJ” (Rachel), Richard (Lucretia), Allen, LJ, Martin, Frank, Tiger, Stephen, Wilson, Robin (Tonya), Sid, Harold “Fat Man”, Dezmond, Raphael, Dillard, William; Sisters Whitney, Shylee, Kayden, Erica, Kassie, Natasha, Chantina, Bethany, Melanie, Nina, Newta Whistling Elk, Alanna Kruger, Selena, Julianna, Thea (Wyatt), Tia, Keemer, Jackie, Stephanie (TR), Orlanda; Uncles Henry (Laura), Harold Rides Horse, Kendell (Bernice), Robert “Corky”, Henry “Sarge” and Jack Old Horn, Zac Fighter, Bernard and Manuel Covers Up, Sonny LaRance, Santana Castro, Adrian Whiteman, Henry (Garnett) Bright Wings III., Ceivert (Jen) LaForge, Kenneth Spint, Everette (Kimmy) Walks. Aunts: Luanna (Marvin) Stewart, Christine (Reuben) DeCrane, Ursula (Barry) Russell, Rhonda Rides Horse, Alicia Fighter, Misty (Lyle) Bullshows, Helen Real Bird, Wahleah Castro, Valeena Medicine Horse, Mary Whitehip, Annie (Cyrus) Leider, Georgine Falls Down, Janice Gets Down, Annie and Martha Blaine, Mabel Pretty On Top Maria Onion, Carmen LaForge, Myrna (Fred) Small, Regina (Leonard) Bends, Trudy Hatten, Rhiannon Cummins; Grandparents Leonard Castro, Kathy (Gilbert) Birdinground, Anita LaRance, Bernadine (Gordon) Real Bird, Jerome (Lois), Stevie (Patsy), Vincent Whitehip, Richard Cummins Sr., Mary Helen Medicine Horse, Robert (Carol) Howe, Orthelia, Evaline, JP Patt, Colleen Caplett, Mary Simpson, Sharon Peregoy, Cheryl Whiteclay, Christine Good Luck. Adopted father Walter Whistling Elk; Extended family include the Greybull, Bullshows, Reed, He Does It, Knows Ground, Horn, Little Nest, Blaine, Bulltail, Hill, Mountain Pocket, Moccasin, Caplette, Iron, Crooked Arm, Bouyer, Cummins and LaRance families.
Rosary will be recited 3:00 pm Sunday in the Bullis Funeral Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10:00 Monday in the Lodge Grass at the Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Lodge Grass Cemetery. Bullis Mortuary has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.