By HDN Staff
ROCKY BOY Mary Jane Eagleman, Kah Ni Tah Ah Kay Osk, 75, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at her home at Rocky Boy of natural causes.
Her funeral was this morning at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church with burial in the Eagleman Family Cemetery.
Eagleman was born June 25, 1925 in the Bear Paw Mountains to Charles Writing Bird and Wolf Sitting. She attended schools at Rocky Boy.
She married Paul Eagleman in Rocky Boy in 1939.
Eagleman spent her life farming, ranching and homemaking. She also was well known for her beadwork belts, Many are
in private collections, including those of former president Bill Clinton, former vice president Al Gore and Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa.
She received an honorary degree from
Stone Child College in 1995.
Eagleman was a member of the Native American Church and believed deeply in the beliefs and way of life of the Chippewa Cree. She valued education and encouraged people to pursue educational endeavors.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul Eagleman; daughters, Lerita Eagleman, Faith The Boy, Cynthia Eagleman and Paulette Eagleman; sisters Caroline Gray, Margaret Weaving and Florence Standing Rock, brother William Denny Jr., a grandson and a great-grandson.
Survivors include her sons, Stanley Eagleman, Gary Eagleman, Brian Kelly Eagleman, Jonathan Jay Eagleman and Joshua Eric Eagleman, all of Rocky Boy; daughters, Renita Joy Potts of Hobbema, Alberta, and Pamela Stiffarm of Rocky Boy; adopted daughters, Rachel Goggles Grant of Fort Belknap, and Clarice Morsette and Marilyn Sutherland of Rocky Boy; adopted son Keith Goggles of Ethete, Wyo.,sisters, Wilberta Writing Bird of Salt Lake City and Amy Harris of Rocky Boy; brothers, Kenny Writing Bird and Duncan Standing Rock of Rocky Boy; 28 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren.
Services and arrangements are under the direction of Holland and Bonine Funeral Home.