Jennifer Cherie Big Knife, 26, died Tuesday evening, Aug. 25, 2009, at Northern Montana Hospital of natural causes.
Her wake service will began at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Joe Big Knife residence in Rocky Boy and continues through Friday at the Rocky Boy Lutheran Church. Her funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Rocky Boy Lutheran Church with Linda Webster officiating. Burial will follow at the Big Knife Family Ranch. Jennifer was born Jan. 9, 1983, in Havre, Mont., to Taylor and Betty (Meyers) Big Knife. She was raised and educated in Rocky Boy and graduated from Rocky Boy High School in 2002. Jennifer worked as a sales clerk, an aide at Rocky Boy Headstart and a wellness assistant. She was a very caring young lady who loved taking care of all animals, especially horses, cats and dogs. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her nieces, nephews and friends. She enjoyed drawing and placing entries in her daily journal. She also liked music and playing video games. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Nancy Meyers; sister, Sara Big Knife; aunt, Karen Knife and numerous other relatives. She is survived by her mother, Betty (Mark) Collins of Rocky Boy, Mont.; father, Taylor (Roberta) Big Knife of Rocky Boy, Mont.; grandparents, Joe (Roberta) Big Knife; grandfather John G. Meyers; sisters, Sheryl Fabrizius of Riverton, Wyo., and Rae Lee Big Knife and Teisha Big Knife both of Rocky Boy, Mont.; brothers, Bobby Big Knife,Virgil Big Knife, Mark Collins Jr., John Collins and Clayton Big Knife, all of Rocky Boy, Mont.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.