Elmina Sue Eagleman-Pete, 16, died Sunday Sept. 13, 2009, at Northern Montana Hospital.
The cause of death is under investigation. Her wake service continues through today at the Rocky Boy Lutheran Church with her funeral service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, at the church. Burial will follow at the Eagleman Family Cemetery. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home. Elmina was born Dec, 18, 1992, in Havre, Mont., to Glenda Eagleman and Cyr Pete. She was raised and educated in Rocky Boy. Elmina was a friendly young girl who made friends wherever she went. She liked to listen to music, visit with her friends and family, attend powwows, surf the Internet, and she was an excellent photographer. She also enjoyed playing and teasing her brothers. She was preceded in death by many aunts, uncles, and maternal and paternal grandparents. Elmina is survived by her parents, mother, Glenda Eagleman of Rocky Boy, Mont., and father, Cyr Pete of Yakima Nation, Wash.; Her sister, Mercedes Pete and Cyrayah Pete both of Yakima Nation, Wash.; brothers, Ira and Issac Wells both of Rocky Boy, Mont.; and Alex Pete of Yakima Nation, Wash.; greatgrandmother, Barbara Eagleman and great-grandfather, Glenn Eagleman both of Rocky Boy, Mont.; and grandmother Leona Gopher of Wapato, Wash.