Newton Vance Old Crow Sr., 90 years old, name given to him by his aunt the late Joy Yellowtail-Toineeta, born June 14, 1932. His Crow names were ‘Charges to the Battle Line’, given to him by Sam Birdinground Sr., and ‘Among the Dangerous Thunder Clouds’ given to him by No Horse.
He was raised by his parents, Simon and Anna Plenty Good-Old Crow, alongside his uncle, Craig Old Crow. He was a member of the Big Lodge Clan and Child of the Greasy Mouth.
Newton was born and raised on the Crow Reservation in the Lodge Grass area. He grew up on his parents ranch and developed a strong passion for horses that lasted throughout his life. He started rodeoing at an early age until just a few years ago and paraded in his regalia all over until last year. Newton owned many great rope horses, one that stood out was “Nick”, who was the Montana High School Rodeo Association Calf Roping Horse of the Year in 1951. In 1952, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1954. He served during the Korean Conflict and was sent to Germany with the 91st AAA AW Battalion, 7th Army. Upon his discharge he continued rodeoing and worked as a carpenter and ranch hand.
In the 80’s, he found his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He went on to Cook Theological School in Tempe, AZ., and began his ministry working different reservations. From Alaska to Oklahoma and then returned home to pastor the First Crow Indian Baptist Church and Little Brown Church in Lodge Grass until his retirement from pastorship.
Newton was predeceased by his parents; his wife Amelia and his children’s mothers, Adella Spotted Horse and Carlene Bement; and his siblings, Dorothy Old Crow-Bird, Richard Old Crow, Edmund (Mildred) Old Crow, Amanda (Warren) Old Crow-Alden, Suzanna (Bob) Old Crow-One Bear, Ross (Kathryn) Old Crow, Joy (Paul) Old Crow-Matt, Aline (Buckley) Old Crow-Pretty On Top. Grandchildren, Shawn North Piegan, Deonna Old Crow.
He is survived by his children; Knute (Darreldlene) Old Crow, Newton (Georgette) Old Crow Jr., Anne Old Crow, Edwina (Gregg) Old Crow-Smith, Bill Old Crow, Bobbi Ann Old Crow and Jodi Martin (Mark); his grandchildren Rudy, Lisa, Holly, RJ, Anna, Ryan, Vanessa, Brennon, Sariah, Eden, Sophie, Norman, Cedric, Jeff, Ilona, Tori, Andrew, Leon, Kameron, Robby, Tylo, and Crystal. He had many great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.
His adopted children; Natalie Real Bird, Regina Gros Ventre, Ben Bear Below, Michelle Armajo, Jolene Whiteclay, Johnny Whiteshirt, Teeg & Lonnie Fritzler. His special friends; Clifford Birdinground, Clarence Three Irons, Members of the Christian Cowboys, Dr. Brown, Larry Paige & the Indiana group, and Friends from the V.F.W.
Families of Brass/Iron, Star, Otter Stays in the Water, YellowMule, Stewart, White Clay, Yellowtail, Spotted Horse, and the Rose Plenty Good Family.
In Lieu of flowers, the Old Crow Family invites you to make a donation in Newton Old Crow, Sr. name, to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607
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