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Ammon Lee Pretty Paint, Sr.

April 26, 1973 ~ April 19, 2023 (age 49) 49 Years Old


Ammon Lee Pretty Paint, 49, of Crow Agency, passed away April 19, 2023.  He was born April 26, 1973 to Danele (Hall) and Gary Pretty Paint in Salt Lake City, Utah. His Indian name “Mountain Bird” was given to him by Robert Yellowtail.  He went to school in Salt Lake and later college in Missoula, graduating from the fire-fighting program. Ammon was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Greasy Mouth Clan and was a child of the Greasy Mouth.

Ammon enjoyed a variety of activities including hiking, hunting, running, working out, singing, firefighting and flying with the Helitack Crew.  He loved hanging out with his family and friends and will be greatly missed by many.

He is preceded in death by his son, Lyric Mosiah Pretty Paint; brothers, Michael and Mosiah Pretty Paint; grandparents and great-grandparents, Daniel and Josephine Hall, Perry Pretty Paint, Grace Three Irons, Victor Three Irons, Sr., Cecelia Big Sky Pretty Paint, Pera, Nancy and Marie Pretty Paint, Audrie Deputee, Loettal Wallace, Elizabeth White Fox and Women on Top of the Mountain; aunts, Geneva Other Medicine, Jaqueline Ware, Alice Bear Cloud, Nelvette (George) Seimon, Pansy Dawes and Carole Howe; uncles, Thomas Wall, Melvin (Elsie) Pretty Paint, Nelson and Sterling (Linda) Wallace, Larson Medicine Horse, Michael (Lisa) Hall, Sam Horn, Leland Walking Bear and Melvin Que Three Irons and niece, Brandi Moon.

Survivors include his common wife Tamara Brien Pretty Paint; children Jonafrin (Letesia), Dadriam, Issac, Marissa, Hayleigh, Sarena, and Ammon, Jr.; parents, Gary Pretty Paint and Danele Thornton; his grandchildren Lacius, Ember and Rowyn, sisters, Melissa Alvarado, Suzette and Heidi Pretty Paint; grandmothers, Agatha (Bruce) House, Kimberly Brown and Betty LaForge; aunts, Frances and Debbie Pretty Paint, Lavina Passes, Darla Horn, Daisy (Edward) Stamper, Valerie (Jeff) Packs the Hat, Caroline Miller, Marlene Walking Bear, Avis and Lana Three Irons, Mary Wallace, Berva Chandler and Patti Medicine Horse; uncles, Stanley Pretty Paint, Robert Howe, Terry Roselund (Cindy), Heywood (Mary Lou) Big Day, Sr., Keith, Gayle (Mary), and Clarence (Jocelyn) Three Irons; nieces and nephews, Colt, Devon, Dylan, Netto, Damon, Gabriel, Yesenia, Alex, Rebekah, Samantha, Daneya, Sharice, Ambrosia, Alicia, Isaiah, Jazmine and Kayden Pretty Paint, Roston, Jae’sen, Shelby, and Quinn Dale Pretty Paint; and Victor Ray Pretty Paint (Maureen); extended family members Rebecca Stops and Wesley Stops, Jr., Joen Wallace and Erin Atwood Pretty Paint and mother and father-in-law, Alfredine and Edward Brien.

His extended families Pretty Paint, Dawes, Two Leggings, Froze, White Fox, Whiteclay, Pretty Weasel, Bear Cloud, Mountain Sheep, Anderson, Little light, Three Irons, Hall and Peterson.

Our family is large, if we forgotten to mention you; please accept our apology.

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April 22, 2023

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Bullis Mortuary

April 23, 2023

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bullis Mortuary

Funeral Service
April 24, 2023

11:00 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
920 North Cody Ave
Hardin, MT 59034

Interment following funeral service
April 24, 2023

Crow Agency Cemetery
Crow Cemetery Road
Crow Agency, MT 59022


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