Vernie “Boo-Boo” Mae Main, 31, died Saturday, June 16, 2007, from injuries resulting from an automobile accident.
A wake service is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at the Chief N o s e y Center in Lodge Pole. The funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Chief N o s e y Center. A committal service will follow at the Big Warm Cemetery. A fellowship reception will be held at the Chief Nosey Center following the committal service. Boo-Boo was born Sept. 12, 1975, to Douglas “Tiny” and Glenda Faye “Bea” (Has Eagle) Main on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation and raised in the Bigwarm/Lodge Pole area. Boo- Boo was half Assiniboine and half Whiteclay (Gros Ventre). She was educated at Lodge Pole School, Wahpeton Boarding School, Flandreau Indian School and Fort Belknap College. She was a certified nurses assistant and was pursuing her degree in nursing. She wanted to finish her degree and take care of her dad, Tiny, and bring him home to live at Bigwarm. Her hobbies included: cooking, baking, collecting miniature knick-knacks, decorating, cruising, reading, socializing with friends and family between the Agency to the Lodge Pole area. Her paternal grandparent’s James Sr. And Vernie “Brisbo” Main also helped raise her as well. Boo-Boo was named after her grandmother, Vernie, as well and earned her nickname “Boo- Boo” because when her older sister, Iris couldn’t say Vernie when she was small she said, “Boo- Boo” and the name stuck all her life. She grew up at Bigwarm and loved the mountains and being out there. If someone needed to know where Boo-Boo was they only needed to go to Lodge Pole and find her with her sisters Julia Mills, Darcy Mills, and other family and friends “ripping around” the Pole or at the Agency. Boo-Boo was very much into her native culture, heritage and customs. She had lots of respect for those ways because she was raised around them. She was taken to the Lodge Pole Assembly of God Church as well by her great-grandmother, Annie “Whitecow” Brisbo, growing up and believed and respected those ways as well. Boo-Boo married Mike Ball and made her home at the river in Fort Belknap. Boo- Boo was always laughing and joking around with everyone and anyone that knew her. Anyone that was associated with her knew that she was always full of laughs and jokes; some would even consider her “One of Belknap’s Wicked Girl’z.” Boo-Boo had a huge heart and was full of love, kindness, patience, compassion and forgiveness. Her love for her people, family and friends ran deep. She could be sort of “beasty” if anyone messed with someone she loved, yet she was a “gentle lamb” full of love for everyone even if someone may have done her wrong. She is preceded in death by Zeke HasTheEagle; Victoria “BullCap” HasTheEagle; Maxine HasTheEagle; grandfather, Arthur “Buck” Swan; Gilbert “Buffalo Horns” HasTheEagle, Jr.; Gilbert “Gilly” HasTheEagle, Sr.; Edwina “Ed” First Smoke; Justine “Itch” First Smoke; Angel Denny; William “Bill” Brisbo, I; Annie “Whitecow” Brisbo; Richard Brisbo, Sr.; Edward Brisbo; Oliver Main; Michael Vernon Main; uncle, Michael Main; Michelle Rae Main- PlainFeather; sister, Michelle Main-PlainFeather; and Mike Main. She is survived by sons, Raheem Main, Anthony (Hill) Main, Michael Ball and Monte Ball, all of Fort Belknap; stepdaughters, Meagan Ball, Clarissa Ball and Kaylene Ball, all of Fort Belknap; sisters, Iris Main (Mandan, N.D.), Julia Mills and Darcy Mills, both of Lodge Pole, Allison Main and Nicole Main both of Seattle; brothers, Douglas (Julia Snow) Main, Jr., and Kyle Main, both of Fort Belknap; cousins, Tom Main, William “Bill” (Trista Doney) Main, Jr. Of Fort Belknap, Richard “Richie” (Shelly Grayboy) Brisbo, Jr. Of Phoenix, Jake (Lachelle Doney) Brisbo of Havre, Guy Marcus Brisbo of Great Falls and Connie Azure of North Dakota; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and family. Services are under the care of Edwards Funeral Home in Chinook.