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Hannah Arlene Pretty On Top

October 21, 1940 ~ August 4, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old


Hannah Arlene Bird In Ground-Rock Above-Pretty On Top, 82 was called home to her Heavenly Father on the night of August 4, 2023. Hannah was born on October 21, 1940, in Pryor, Montana to Andrew Bird In Ground and Mabel Lincoln, she was later adopted by Joseph and Winnie Rock Above; and was also raised by Rose Lincoln.    

She was a member and a child of the Bad War Deeds clan and a member of the Tobacco Society.  She was given the name “Isáashkakooxiissaash”, Undefeated racehorse given by Fred Smart Enemy.

She grew up and attended schools in Lodge Grass, Billings and Pryor. She worked various jobs throughout her life, starting as a flagger with road construction, carpet mills, Crow Mercantile and a substitute at the Crow Agency School Library, as well as being an avid housewife.

Hannah loved to sew and work on beading projects at a young age to help her mama, Rose. She loved to read, sing, collect lighthouses, watch the Bronco football games and being a farmer's wife. In 1971 she met and married Kenneth D. Pretty On Top. Together, they established their family home in Reno Creek, Montana, where they shared countless memories, laughter, and love. Their bond was a testament to the enduring power of love and devotion.

Hannah's gentle soul and kind heart endeared her to all who crossed her path. She leaves behind cherished memories and a profound impact on her family, friends, and community. While we mourn her passing, we take comfort in knowing that she now rests in eternal peace, reunited with loved ones who have gone before her. 

Preceded in Death:

Parents, Adopted Parents, Mama Rose, Siblings:  Andy Russell, Ernestine B. Hoops, Mary Agnes, Ryder, Aloysious White Hip, Elenor, Evelyn, Linda, Albert Bird In Ground, Stuffy Smart Enemy, Tobacco Father Warren Bearcloud. Grandsons Ervin Joel Birdinground, Colton Chase Bearcloud, Great Granddaughter Mylei Morgan Rose Birdinground. 

Surviving her is her husband of 52 years, Kenneth Pretty On Top, Sr.

Daughters:  Janet (Chip) Fitzpatrick, Leslie (Ervin) Bird In Ground, Kallie Pretty On Top, Lori (Larry) Eastman 

Sons: Kenny (Jerusha), Darren (Stacie), Ross (Carissa) Pretty On Top, Justin (Tia) Oleyte, Jonathan (Sarah) Kingston, David (Kristen) Mark, Jonathan (Terry) Lawton, Ronnie (Marcella) Morris, Yaseer (Monique) Handall, Chris Teller, Mike Medicine Horse, Joseph Infusio, Marc (Susheela) Sommer

Siblings: Vicky Lincoln, Wyla Bad Bear, Rosemary Lincoln, Mary Helen (Alex) Medicine Horse, Andrea Lee and Barbra Bird In Ground, Elsie (Kurt) LaForge, Ricky (Ann) and Eugene (Lydia) Bird In Ground, Robert Flatlip.

She is survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sister-in-law: Lizabeth Pretty On Top

Brother-in-law:  Brewster (Veronica) and Randy Pretty On Top

Extended Family: Rock Above, Smart Enemy, Turns Back, Birdinground, Thunder Iron Lincoln, Other Medicine, Old Elk, Hold the Enemy, Shane,  Neil & Sharon Webb, Doug & Elaine Brannon, Casey & Sue Osborn.

Thank you to the Medical Staff at Crow Public Health, Billings Clinic, and St. Vincent Hospital.
Visitation will be held from 1-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2023, and from 10-4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 7, 2023, at the Bullis Mortuary Chapel in Hardin.

Funeral Services will be at Spirit of Life Foursquare Church, Tuesday August 8th, 2023, at 10:00am. 

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August 6, 2023

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bullis Mortuary

August 7, 2023

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Bullis Mortuary

Funeral Service
August 8, 2023

10:00 AM
Spirit of Life Foursquare Church
8944 Bala Street
Crow Agency, MT 59022


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