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 Samuel Spotted Elk, Jr

Samuel Spotted Elk, Jr

Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Death 21 Jul 2015 (aged 42)
Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA
Burial Lame Deer, Rosebud County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 149686055 · View Source
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Samuel Spotted Elk Jr., Nonoma’ohpehevaestse, Good Thundering, age 42 made his journey onto the next camp on the evening of July 21, 2015 at 8:05pm at St. Vincent hospital in Billings, MT.

Sam was born on July 22, 1972 in Crow Agency, MT to Samuel Spotted Elk Sr. and Phoebe Spotted Elk. Sam was raised in Lame Deer, MT on the Spotted Elk family homestead. Sam is survived by his loving and caring sister, Juanita Spotted Elk of Seattle, WA. Juanita helped fulfill Sam’s final wishes to return home to be closer to family and friends. Sam is also survived by his brother Garland Manley of Lame Deer; MT. Sam’s special love for his many nieces, nephews and cousins was like none other. Sam took extreme pride in being a Cheyenne. Although Sam lived a simple life, his smile and generosity affected everyone he came in contact with.

Sam’s friendly and outgoing personality will always have a special place in our hearts when we remember Sam. Sam is preceded in death by his father; Samuel Spotted Elk Sr. Sam’s paternal grandparents are August Spotted Elk and Marjorie Medicine On Top. His maternal grandparents are James and Maggie One Bear. Sam believed in the power of sobriety and found lasting joy in attending recovery meetings in the Portland area. Sam’s most recent accomplishment was recently celebrating his one year anniversary of being clean and sober. Sam’s favorite song, I surrender by Hillsong brought him comfort and healing while he was in pain. Sam enjoyed listening to Native

American Church (peyote) songs as they reminded him of his father, the late Samuel Spotted Elk Sr.

The family would like to thank everyone who visited Sam in the hospital. We would also like to thank everyone for their words of sympathy, and for everyone who offered prayer.

Traditional wake services will be at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Lame Deer, MT at 8:00pm on Friday, July 24th, 2015. Funeral services will take place at Inez Wilson’s residence, just south of Lame Deer on Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at 9:00am.

Interment will take place at the Spotted Elk family cemetery. Please join us after the graveside service for a meal at the Boys & Girls Club in Lame Deer, MT.

Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Forsyth is assisting the family with these arrangements and condolences may be sent by visiting Our beloved Sam is walking with Maheo’e (the Creator)

Stevenson Funeral Home 7/24/2015




  • Created by: Karen Griswold Stroh
  • Added: 23 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149686055
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Spotted Elk, Jr (22 Jul 1972–21 Jul 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149686055, citing Lame Deer Cemetery, Lame Deer, Rosebud County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Karen Griswold Stroh (contributor 47133098) .