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Annette Reed Couture

August 2, 1935 ~ March 11, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Annette Couture Obituary

Crow Agency – Annette Couture 88, longtime Crow Agency resident, passed away March 11, 2024, at St. Vincent Hospital.

“Bile Baaxpee” “Mitee huba”“Sacred Water”, was born August 02, 1935, in St. Xavier, a daughter of George and Ruby Good Horse Reed, Sr.  She grew up in St. Xavier area, receiving her education at St. Xavier Mission School and later attend Flandreau Indian School in South Dakota.   She continued her education at vocational school earning her culinary arts.

Annette married Richard Couture Sr. in 1953 and the made their home in California before returning to Crow Agency Area where she started a café called Crow Lunch, then started working for Indian Health Service and Pretty Eagle Catholic School, retiring in 2002 and moved to Elmo and later returned to Crow Agency after the death of her husband of 55 years.

After passing of her sister Myrtle, she was the Matriarch of the family, we all look to her as our mother.  Annette enjoyed traveling and holidays with her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.  During holidays she would let her daughters and grands help cook but would take over because she said you aren’t doing it right.  She had a passion for cooking especially for her family. She enjoyed powwows and dancing and would dance with her sisters on New Year's Pow Wow.

Annette was long time Parish member of St. Dennis Catholic Church in Crow Agency, she became a 3rd Order of Francis of Assisi, and Associate of the Franciscan Sisters.  She was a Whistling Water Clan member and child of the Newly Made Lodge.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, aunt Ramona Heart, sons, Darius Couture, George Reed III, Charles Cashen, and Garland Howe, grandsons Garrell Passes, Gareth Reed Jr., Dakota and Newlyn Heart, David Howe, Harlan (Chance) Reed Jr, Thomas Iron, and Gordon Plain Feather, granddaughters, Tammie Cashen, Lissa Couture, Shaylee Walks, sisters Inez Bird in Ground, Myrtle Howe, Rose Ann Reed, and Sylivia Stops, brothers, Harland Reed, Anthony Reed Sr., George Reed Jr, Lloyd Hogan Sr., and great-great granddaughter Maci Iron.

Survivors include her sisters Ruby Williamson and Edith Reed, daughters, Janet (Rayburn) Beck, Debbie (Marlon) Passes, Susie, Colleen, Rhoda Couture, Kateri (Nathan) St. Goddard, Ramona (Dean) Bear Claw, Donna Howe, Keja Whiteman, sons, Nelson Heart, Gary Reed Sr., Richard Jr. (Ann), George (Annie), Joshua Couture, Spencer (Clarice) Denny and Lloyd Jr. (Valerie) Hogan, grandchildren, Jaime (Blaine) Fredericks, Cindy Crooked Arm, Rochelle, Lloyd Passes, Wendy Heart, Sharmyne, Veronica, Mary (Dale) Dusty Bull, Jonathan Takes Horse, Garilyn, Natasha (Harlen) Bear Claw, Travis (Willena) Reed, Crystal (Mario) Pretty Boy, Francis (Molly), LaDonna Bear Claw, Nelson Jr. (Marietta), Larae (Blaine) Small, Angela (Christian) Parrish, Joseph (Marcella) Howe, Frederick Howe Jr, Isiah Howe, Gary (Jolene) Bird In Ground, Shelly Iron, Joshanna (Ricky) Bulltail, Ida, Regina, Nicole, George Jr, Ashlie Couture, Dallas, Peyton St. Goddard, Taylor and Joshell Couture, Sharissa, Richard and Robbie Couture, Kaivon, Raivon and Irissaha Kenmille, great grandchildren, Shann (Tasha)Iron, Tiara, George Walks, Timonthy, Narissa, Orie Reed, Joliz Bird Hat, Trevona, Travis Jr, Tayen, and Taynnajo Reed, Kashus, Kashanna He Does It, Ta’Ronn Hugs,  Jaron, Tommy, Cora, Francis Jr, Molly Bear Claw, Darius and Lyric Lopez, Kyle Todd, Gabriel, Lanie, Chelsea, Kelsey Passes, Kalecia, LoMarlon Passes, Tamryn, Taryn, Dion Jr, Tyrese Bell Rock, Hezekiah Whiteman, Paul Gary Nomee, Lessa Nomee, Nemiah Cashen, Vana, Josiah Pickett, Charmaine Bear Claw, Bailey, Tanner Not Afraid, Roylynn, Rylynn Caulfield,  Miles Brien, Hayden, Rylynn, Chasen, Dakota Dusty Bull, Madison, Mason White Mountain, Elijah, Kolleen, Myrtle Nelson, Azleigha, Finley, Noah, Aundreadan Laforge, RaCinda, Lattrell, and Valerie Whiteclay, Shooter, OJ, and Patrick Fredricks, Camille, Kendrick and Clayton Whiteman, and her great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and adopted children she held close to her heart. Her extended family includes Reed, Don’t Mix, Gun Shows, Smells, He Does It, Anderson, Denny, Spang, Young Bear, Fox, Nelson, Hubert, Kermitt, Josephine, Hazel, Heart, Phelan, Hall, Fredericks, Drivers Grinnell, Chief Child, Rock Above, Hill, White Hip, Walks and Wall, Wesley Good Horse, and families.  Please forgive us we have forgotten anyone; our family is large.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
March 17, 2024

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bullis Mortuary

Visitation
Monday
March 18, 2024

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Bullis Mortuary

Recitation of the Rosary
Monday
March 18, 2024

4:00 PM
St. Dennis Catholic Church
76 MT 1
Crow Agency, MT 59022

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
March 19, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Dennis Catholic Church
76 MT 1
Crow Agency, MT 59022

Interment following funeral service
Tuesday
March 19, 2024

Fairview Cemetery

Please note
After the rosary, a wake will be held until 10 PM at St. Dennis.
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