William “Bill” Paul Cashen, age 50, of Crow Agency, Montana, passed away to other side camp in Billings on November 29, 2019. He was born in Billings on September 22, 1969. He is the son of the late Charles and Annie Rose (Williamson) Cashen.
He is a member of the Whistling Water and a child of the Whistling Water Clan. Bill was raised in Crow Agency and graduated from St. Labre in 1988. After graduation, Bill went on to become a Ranch Hand in Kirby, followed by working as a Security Guard at Indian Health Service in Crow along with various other jobs.
Bill is preceded in death by is parents Charles and Annie Rose Cashen, Buster and Elizabeth Cashen, Maude Williamson, Hugh and Bertha Little Owl, Dexter Williamson, Cora Bends, Clay Bends; his stepmother Annie Jo Bad Bear and his aunt Mariam Bends; godparents Elmer and Ruth Slattery.
He is survived by his grandmother who raised him, Annette Couture; his nieces Tarynn (Jerry Pretty Weasel Jr.), Tyrese Bellrock and Tamryn Bellrock; his nephews Dione “DJ” Bellrock, Hezekiah Whiteman and Nehemiah Cashen; his adopted sisters Tawny (TJ) Reed, Jaime (Vincent) Bad Bear, Karina Little Light, Seresa Bends (Dale Jefferson, Sr.), Philamine (Mark Nomee, Jr.) Spint, Cindy Crooked Arm, Rhoda Couture, Alfretta Reed (Henry, Sr.); his adopted brothers Nehemiah Little Light, William Bends and Scotty (Misty) Toineeta; his adopted mother Natalie Little Owl; his aunts Suzy and Colleen Couture, Debbie (Marlon) Passes, Ramona (Dean) Bear Claw and Janice Singer; uncles Gary (Francine) Reed, Darrell (Ann) and George (Annie) Couture; special friend Carl Alden, Shawn Pretty on Top and Giselle (and her husband) Kellum; extended families including the Bends, Williamson, Reed, Lion Shows, Big Day, Spoomer, Caufield, Rockabove, Good Horse and Cashen families.
We apologize if we have forgotten anyone in our time of grief.
Funeral Mass Tuesday Dec. 3rd at 10:00 AM at St. Dennis Catholic Church in Crow Agency. Burial to follow at the Crow Agency Cemetery.