Lissa Marlene Kindness Couture, 40, went to the Other Side Camp on April 3, 2021 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings, Montana with her family by her side. She was born in Crow Agency on May 31, 1980 to George Couture and Robin Kindness. She was raised in the Pryor, Billings and Crow Agency areas. She attended schools in Pretty Eagle, St Labre, Plenty Coups and Chief Flesh Eye in Tacoma, Washington. She was a member of the Catholic Church and was baptized and received her first communion at the St. Xavier Catholic Church. Lissa was a member of the Greasy Mouth Clan and a child of the Whistling Water Clan.
Lissa loved the mountains and loved the outdoors especially fishing. She enjoyed listening to music and liked spending time with her family. She had a contagious smile and always had a group of friends around her. Lissa had five children and loved each of them dearly. She loved her parents and siblings and was always ready for a BBQ and camping trips. Lissa enjoyed culture gatherings especially camping at Crow Fair. Lissa was employed at the Exxon Refinery and in the St. Vincent’s Hospital Laundry.
She is preceded in death by her mother Robin Gail Kindness; her grandfathers Richard Couture, Sr., George “Sonny Jo” , Jr. , Harlen, Anthony and Crawford Reed; her grandmothers Marlene Kindness, Myrtle Howe and Inez Birdinground, her great grandfather George Reed, Sr., Daniel Clifford Frost , Dale Kindness, Sr. ; her great grandmother Melba Frost and Jessie Wilson Kindness; her brothers Geoffrey Frost, Sonny John Gauthier, Jr., Darris Couture, Garrell Passes, Gareth Reed and Bill Cashen; her sisters Kennedy Ann Kindness and Tammy Cashen; her uncle Daniel Kindness.
She is survived by her significant other Luis; father George Couture, Sr.; her children Robby, Darris, Handsome “Rylie”, Ceci and Michael; her grandmother Annette Couture, Ruby Williamson, Rosanne and Johann Reed; her grandfathers Bobby Kindness and Gerald Reed; brothers George Couture, Jr. and Darrell Frost; her sisters Brandi (JR Garcia) Kindness, Ashley, Nicole, Joshanna, Ida, Regina Couture; siblings Chance, Shane, Eva and Ethan; uncles Gareth Reed, Sr., Richard (Ann) Couture, Robert “Junior.” Danny Frost, Sr. and Larry Kindness, Sr.; her aunts Renae Kindness, Heidi Anderson, Keri Knowlton Perez, Sheri Frost, Debbie (Marlon) Passes, Ramona (Dean) Bear Claw, Colleen, Susie and Rhoda Couture; her special cousins who she was very close to Leona, Caitlin, Jared, Logan, Jeremy and Zach Kindness, Monty Little Light, Lena and Danielle Frost and Annette Passes. She especially cared for her many nieces and nephews. Our family is large, if we have not mentioned you please accept our apology in our time of grief.
Masks are required due to COVID-19 regulations.
Funeral Services are Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Bullis Funeral Chapel in Hardin, Montana. Burial to follow at the Crow Agency Cemetery in Crow Agency, Montana. Visitation is Tuesday, April 6, 2021 and Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Bullis Funeral Chapel.
Bullis Mortuary is entrusted with the arrangements.