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Terry L. Singer

December 12, 1985 ~ April 27, 2023 (age 37) 37 Years Old


Terry Lawrence Singer, 37, Ashalakuuitchee - “Comes Home In A Good Way”, crossed over to the Other Side Camp on the evening of April 26th, 2023. He was born on December 12, 1985 in Hardin, MT, to LoriAnn Pretty Paint and in the traditional way given to Victor & Janice Singer. He was a member of the Bad War Deeds clan and a child of the Big Lodge clan. He was given his Crow name by his clan father Martin Spotted Horse, Jr.

Terry grew up in Crow Agency and attended Crow Agency Public School, Hardin Middle School, and graduated from Hardin High School with the class of 2004. Soon after graduating high school, he enrolled at Little Big Horn College. Over the years Terry was involved in numerous cultural and community activities. Terry was a member of the Night Time Hot Dancer’s Society. Terry was also a Chief Tail Feather owner in the Black Lodge Daytime Hot Dance Ceremony. In his younger years he was a champion traditional dancer and was twice selected as a Parade Dance leader. He was an avid hand gamer, traveling as far as Oklahoma to play. He won several championships with the Black Lodge Tigers’ Junior and Senior hand game teams as Medicine Man. In 2010 Terry had the honor of serving as the Crow Fair President.

Terry loved bowling. In his senior year of high school, he was a part of the 2004 State Bowling Championship team. He also traveled to China to bowl as a People to People Ambassador. He was also a member of several championship teams in League, State, Big Sky State Games, and BIA tournaments, as well as several singles championships.

Terry loved to sing and was a member of the Night Hawk Jrs. drum group, traveling throughout Indian Country to sing at various powwows and also having the honor to serve as the Host Drum. Terry along with his crew of CJ, Bruce, Austin, Butch, and Jacoby also sang hand game songs that gave everyone in attendance good feelings and the inclination to sing along.  

Terry enjoyed playing football, baseball, softball, playing poker, dealing poker, gambling and arrow throwing. He loved the Hardin Bulldogs, the Tennessee Titans and the Montana State Bobcats.

Terry was a kind man who helped take care of his nieces and nephews and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed help. He was a social butterfly that made friends everywhere he went. He will truly be missed by all who knew him, as all who knew him had humorous stories to tell with him or about him.

Terry was preceded in death by his father Victor Singer, Grandparents Melvin & Elsie Pretty Paint, Clifford Sr & Laura Singer, LoriAnn Pretty Paint, Victoria Singer, JoJo Pretty Paint, Lance Iron, Jolene White Clay, Dennis Big Hair Jr., Clifford Singer, Jr., Larry Costa, Clayton Mountain Pocket, Michael Singer, Larry Dale Singer, and Myron Little Light.

Terry is survived by his mother Janice Singer, sisters Annie Singer, Selena and Julianna Rides The Horse, Beyonce LaFrance, Jalayah Pretty Paint, Melissa Costa. Brothers Rich (Elena) Singer, Jeremy Pretty Paint, Simba Rides The Horse, Rusty LaFrance, Scout and Pace Wilhelm, Scotty Dawes, Darren and Clifton Singer, Connrad and Chas Costa, CJ and Bruce Goes Ahead, Austin and Butch Little Light, Aunts Jeanie and Brenda Pretty Paint, Melvina Dawes, Melva Iron, Jana Alden, Susie Singer, Martha Singer, Nellie Singer, Julie Kulbeck, Judy King, June Bullinsight, and Birdie Realbird. Uncles Victor and Clyde Pretty Paint, Richard, Kim, Mitchell, Harvey, Tracy, Keith and Brent King, Henry, Kennard and Jimmy Realbird. Nephews Riley (Natasha) Singer, Bryan, Herschel, Derek, Isaiah, DL, Justin, Clifford, Dana, Cruz Singer, Nieces Christin Singer, Carmille Armajo, Ember Hogan, Candace, Tennae, Rainey, Vivian Singer and Krista Costa.

Extended families include Singer, Dawes, Pretty Paint, King, Otter Stays in the Water, Brass, Star, Yellow Mule,and Walks Over Ice families.

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April 29, 2023

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Bullis Mortuary

April 30, 2023

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Bullis Mortuary

Recitation of the Rosary
April 30, 2023

3:00 PM
Bullis Mortuary

Funeral Mass
May 1, 2023

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

Interment following funeral service
May 1, 2023

Fairview Cemetery


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