By HDN Staff
ROCKY BOY/FORT BELKNAP Angela Genevieve Blackbird Denny, 67, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at a Great Falls hospital of cancer.
Wakes were Sunday at the Rocky Boy Senior Center and Monday at the Red Whip Center at Fort Belknap. Rosary was Monday evening at the Red Whip Center. Funeral was 10 a.m. today with burial following at the Hiway Church Cemetery at Fort Belknap.
Denny was born Nov. 9, 1933 at Fort Belknap to George and Ella (Cloud Robe) Blackbird. She was raised and educated at Fort Belknap and graduated from Harlem High School in 1951 and attended Northern Montana College and Haskell Junior College at Lawrence, Kansas.
She married Louie Denny in 1953 and worked at J.C. Penney's at Harlem and was a dispatcher at the Fort Belknap Police Department in the early 1970s.
She enjoyed traditional Indian ceremonies, powwows, bingo, beading, quilt making, berry picking, was an accomplished horse trainer and rider, and especially enjoyed being with her grandkids. Her bingo trips were made with her traveling companions Jenny LaSalle and Rena Gardipee. She was well known for her bead work throughout the United States. She was known by friends as "Gin-Gin."
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louie Denny in 1981; daughter, Wilburta Jane Denny in 1982; brother, George Blackbird on Feb. 22, 1993, and sisters, Bernice Johnson in 1964 and Leona Small in 1988.
Survivors include her sons, Bruce Denny of Lodgepole and Darrell "Juggie" Denny of Rocky Boy; adopted son, Todd Denny of Fort Belknap; daughters, Betty Jo Spotted Horse and Ona Yellowtail, both of Rocky Boy, Margaret June Denny of Townsend, Ann Denny of Great Falls, and Iris Buffalo of Billings; sisters, Jean Campbell and Peggy Ball, both of Fort Belknap, and Arlene Sandoval of Carson, Calif.; brother, Walter Blackbird of Fort Belknap; 29 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Adams Funeral Home of Malta is in charge of arrangements.