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Tina Marie Alden

September 25, 1965 ~ April 1, 2024 (age 58) 58 Years Old

Tina Alden Obituary

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend went home to be with the good Lord on April 1, 2024. Tina Marie Jefferson Alden, Bia Waa Kuu Wiss Aash (Wealthy woman) was born September 25, 1965, in Crow Agency, MT to Lester Jefferson Jr. and Nathelle Young Swallow Jefferson.  She was a descendant of Pretty Eagle, a child of Ties the Bundle and Greasy Mouth Clans.  Tina was raised in Lodge Grass, MT.   She attended schools in Walla Walla, WA, Lodge Grass, and Bozeman. Due to a car accident, she was unable to finish school at Bozeman High School. She got her GED later from Lincoln Center in Billings. Tina married the love of her life Arthur T. Alden Jr. (Comrad) on November 20, 1982.  They moved to Bozeman, MT.  Both sharing love, life and overcoming hardships, that became a beautiful love story.  Soon after Tina and her husband worked at St. Labre Group Home, she went on to work at the Crow Tribe, contracted with Indian Health Service, was a Stand Leader for Metra Concessions and food services at the wild fire camps. Comrad and Tina made their home in Blue Creek, where they raised their family. Tina enjoyed being a homemaker. Her passion was providing for her husband, children, grandchildren and loved ones. Tina extended her love to her nephews, nieces and relatives. Tina’s greatest honor was providing care for her father and mother. She was skilled in mathematics and creative with arts and crafts. She was very outgoing and a strong woman who loved spending time with her family. She would sing to her children and grandchildren; she never missed a birthday song to sing to her babies. Tina had a sense of humor and loved visiting with family and friends sharing memories of her life’s adventures. She worked for a catering company (Yellowstone Kellys). Soon after working as a stand leader at Metra Park. Tina is preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Nathelle Jefferson Jr., grandparents, Harvey and Rhoda Young Swallow, Agnes (John) Holds The Enemy, and Lester and Mary (Carpenter) Jefferson Sr., brothers, Lester Jefferson III, McKinley Jr, Calvin, Robin K. Iron, Ervin, Harold, Truman, Jeff, Kennard  Jefferson, Edgar Alden, Calvin Jr., sisters, Rhoda Flat lip, Lydia Hill, Sandie Bird, Sheila, Theda, Delinda Jefferson, Verina Costa, Cathy (Leider) Gardner, Patricia Ariano, uncles, Raymond, Charlie, Warren, Ben, Calvin, Wesley Sr. Jefferson, Carl and Calvin Lieder, Jacob Big Hair  Aunts: Joanne Champ, Nora Young Swallow, Rita Don’t Mix, Emma Beads, Diane Spent, Starr, May Stops, Judith Jefferson. Survivors include her husband of 41 years, sons Carl Curtis, Nathan (Allison) Young Swallow, Taylin, Kentin Alden, daughters, Kristin (Daniel) Iron Road III, Mary Nathelle (Dwayne) White, Brenda Alden, Nina Rose (Helmeg) Hill, and Jennifer Lovato, adopted mom, Melissa Falls Down, foster mom, Sally Dutton, adopted dad, Arthur Alden Sr., brothers, Clinton (Corliss), Faron (Rose) Iron, Carl (Barbra), Orrin (Glenette) Alden, Cyrus (Annie) Lieder, Arnold (Coretta), Raymond, Dave Jefferson, Mike (Rita), Clinton Stops, sisters,Valerie, Alberta, Mary (Gary) Whiteman, Alice Iron, Deloris Big Swallow, Mary Alden, Carla (Bruce) Wells, Veronica (Travis) Braided Hair, Kim (Gary) Scout, Molly (Rex) Davis, Laura (Joe) Blackwater, Leda Good Luck, Judy, Junetta, Jennifer Jefferson, Fray Nomee, Clemencia Stops, Connie Russell, Rebecca Stoval, Sweetheart, Mary Estelle Hogan,  Sharon Whiteman, Rochelle Deputy, Emma (Owen) Richardson, Linda (Gary) Howie, Pinky Bird, Carmen Laforge, Maria Onion, Shellie (Dutton) Italiane, Jolene Whiteclay, Cindy Alden, Martha Alden, grandchildren: Kayden Stewart, Carly, Ridgley, Phoenix Alden, Dakota, Serenity Iron Road, MJ, Sonny, Dericho, Victoria Hill, Ivy (Shann) Wolfname, Bucky (Kayle) Old Elk, Tristan Old Elk, adopted children, Lucretia (Richard) Takes Horse, Rose Moccasin, Tillie Davis, Glen Birdinground, Archie Flat Lip, Clinton Jr, Curtis, June, Latonne Iron, Kenny Rogers, Catlin, Jeremy Iron, Zane Pretty on Top, and Deron Eagle. Extended families include Jefferson, Carpenter, BullinSight, Bird, Plain Bull, Red Star, BirdinGround, Sings Good, Beaumont, Pease, Greybull, Springfield, Lion Shows, Plain Feather, Bull shows, Rock Above, Real Bird, Laforge, Bell Rock, Medicine Horse, Stewart, Gardner, Covers Up, and White Clay. We apologize if we missed anyone during our time of grief; our family is large.

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April 3, 2024

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Bullis Mortuary

April 4, 2024

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Bullis Mortuary

Funeral Service
April 5, 2024

11:00 AM
Spirit of Life Foursquare Church in Crow Agency

Interment following funeral service
April 5, 2024

Lodge Grass Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Lodge Grass, MT 59050


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