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Joceyln Costa

November 25, 1950 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Joceyln Costa Obituary

On November 25th, 1950 Jocleyn Lee Costa Baa kuush iichiish “Good to Everyone” was welcomed to the world by her mother Bernice Bull Weasel, and father Joseph Costa. Jocelyn was a clan member of Ties the Bundle and a child of the Greasy Mouth clan.  She took her journey home on the early morning of January 15th, 2024 in Billings, MT.

Jocelyn Costa is survived by her siblings Anne Costa, Jessica (Steve) Yapuncich, Andrea Kay Costa,

Children Louisa Kobielusz, Darden ”Tink” (Paula) Kobielusz, Kimberly “Katie” Campbell (Travis) Hart, Ashley (John) & stepson Patrick Garner.

Grandchildren Chazz Brien, Larissa Scott, Tanner, Taylor Kobielusz, Kylie (Curtis) Marceau, Jazelyn, Wyle Wynn Wells, Destiny, Maya Yazzie.

Great grandchildren Cashlyn Marceau, Sayyora Yazzie, Hazlee Wells, and Amelia Kobielusz.

Nephews: Cameron Fire Bear, Victor (Becky), Garret (Christina), Ralph Costa, Ezekial ‘Spur’,  Arnold Jr. ‘Boots’ (Kasey) Coyote Runs, Jethro (Rose) Diebert, Eric (Marina) PlainBull, Dawayne Neil Costa Sr. Nieces: Crystal FireBear, Lisa (Tody) LeftHand, Tony-Ann (Jon) Bell Sr, Olivia PlainBull, Lenaya Costa. Adopted children: Gerilyn BullTail, Victor Costa Jr, Garret Jay Costa Jr, Jeremy PrettyPaint, Janice (Eskimo) Dawes, Erlise (Greg) Martin Hogan, Frank “Lil bit”(Kammy) Knows His Gun & Harold Crooked Arm.

Jocelyn is welcomed at the gates by her by parents Joseph & Bernice Costa, brothers Victor Fire Bear, Arnold “Lucky” Coyote Runs. Grandson Cash Colt Wells, Nephews: Scott Brown, Bronsky, Arnold Birdinground. Nieces:  Lynnete Shane, Koren Diebert, Audrey Costa, Schalayne, Nicole Costa, Danielle & “Tee” Big Hair. She had many other family and friends that will also be waiting to laugh, joke and visit with her again.

Jocelyn attended grade school in Crow Agency, MT. then went on to Flandreau South Dakota to finish her high school education. Jocelyn then moved back to Montana to attend Eastern Montana College in Billings, where she obtained her associate degree in business administration.

Jocelyn truly lived up to her Indian name by always going out of her way to help those that couldn’t help themselves. Her very presence in any situation or room was a reason for those around to stop, look up, and pay attention to what she had to say. She never held back on her thoughts and opinions and made sure those that, she felt had to hear her, would! Jocelyn represented her family and tribe with class, style and etiquette. Her involvement in tribal politics was very well known, she was the first woman to run as a candidate for Vice Secretary of the Crow Tribe paving the way for other woman to step forward and use their voices to obtain change within our tribal laws. She also assisted her brother “Lucky” when he was general manager of Crow Fair but the following year was elected as Rodeo manager.  Jocelyn was always on the move traveling to many places across the US meeting various movie stars and political leaders including President Ronald Reagan. She was business savvy and truly an entrepreneur!


Many other of her family’s ties include Moccasin Top’s, Real Birds, Bull Weasel, Nomee, Little Lights, Bull Horse’s, Comes Up, Driftwood, Knows His Gun, Bear Cloud, and Pretty Eagle decedents, Round Face, Big Lake, Hawk, Stops, Takes the Enemies and Jefferson.

Jocelyn was one of the most beautiful, classiest ladies you would have ever met. She never turned a blind eye to anyone who needed help, she always made sure that everyone was taken care of and loved, she will be very missed by everybody.


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January 20, 2024

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Bullis Mortuary

January 21, 2024

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bullis Mortuary

Funeral Service
January 22, 2024

11:00 AM
Crow Community Baptist Church
Crow Agency, MT 59022

Interment following funeral service
January 22, 2024

Crow Agency Cemetery
Crow Cemetery Road
Crow Agency, MT 59022


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