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 Little Pony Eagle

Little Pony Eagle

Birth
Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Death 31 Oct 2012 (aged 89)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Godfrey, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 100023182 · View Source
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Little Pony Eagle, 89, of Godfrey, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Jefferson Barracks Hospital in St. Louis.
Born Jan.19, 1923, in St. Joseph, Mo., he was the son of Red Eagle and Goldie (Owen) Eagle.
When he was 16 he received his promotion certificate from Roosevelt Junior High School and was believed to be the first true American Indian ever to graduate from an Alton public school. He served in the U.S. Army with the 5th Bomber Command during World War II in the Pacific Theatre and earned five Bronze Stars and a Good Conduct Medal. After his discharge from the Army in 1945, he attended Shurtleff College where he graduated with a degree in engineering. He retired as an engineer from McDonnell Douglas where, in the 1960's, he worked on the Gemini Project. He was a Shriner and a 32nd Degree Mason with the Piasa Masonic Lodge #27 A.F. & A.M. His wife, Hazel (Fines) Eagle, preceded him in death on Nov. 20, 2002.
Surviving are two sisters, Eagle Feather Barker of Godfrey, and Two-Star Eagle of Alton; nine nieces and nephews, Monica Star Jerrells, Traci Dale Barker, Derrick Tyler Barker, Thomas Eagle DeMond, Lance J. DeMond (Nancy), Jeffrey Val DeMond, Rexford Jason DeMond, Bene' Star Hentrich (Andy), and Lezlie Monique Kearney (Tim), and 12 great nieces and nephews.
A memorial visitation will be from 10 until Masonic service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey with full military honors.
Memorials may be made to Red Cloud Indian School, 100 Mission Dr., Pine Ridge, SD 57770.


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  • Created by: Patricia Leonberger Hooper
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100023182
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Little Pony Eagle (19 Jan 1923–31 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100023182, citing Valhalla Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Godfrey, Madison County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Patricia Leonberger Hooper (contributor 46773602) .