By HDN Staff
PRYOR Ruby C. Plain Feather, 50, died Friday, June 15, 2001 at her home in Pryor of natural causes.
A vigil service will be held at 6 p.m. today at Dahl Funeral Chapel and a funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Pryor Valley Assembly of God Church.
Plain Feather was born March 1, 1951 to Theresa (Main) and Leonard Yellow Robe at Fort Belknap. She was a member of the Assiniboine/Gros Ventre Tribe. She grew up at Fort Belknap and then moved to Havre to live with her sister Erma.
She graduated from Chilocco High School in Oklahoma in 1969. She moved to Billings and attended Eastern Montana College. She later attended American Indian Bible College in Phoenix, Ariz. and Central Indian Bible College for two years in Mobridge, S.D., and returned to Eastern.
She married Merle Plain Feather on Sept. 2, 1971 and they settled on the Crow Nation. Though not an enrolled Crow, she held high respect for husband's tribal customs. She stressed to her children the importance of maintaining and living the Crow culture.
Plain Feather worked at Thunderchild Adolescent Treatment Center in Pryor from 1989 to 1991. She also worked at the Indian Health Service in Pryor from 1995 to 2000.
She was an active member of the Pryor Valley Assembly of God Church, was a Sunday school teacher and was involved with Women Ministries.
She loved horses and enjoyed watching her husband and children with their horses, whether for competition or pleasure. She traveled the state watching her sons and daughters compete in horse racing, team roping and barrel racing. She enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter.
Plain Feather was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Sylvia Kucate, Jennie McCarr and Rose Yellow Robe; brother, Joseph Main.
Survivors include her husband, Merle Plain Feather; daughter, Shannon Real Bird of Garryowen; sons, Danny M. Plain Feather of Pryor, Jason Plain Feather of Browning and Scott Plain Feather of Hardin; brothers, Byron Yellow Robe, Raymond Yellow Robe and Gerald Main, all of Fort Belknap; sisters, Erma Grey Bear and Stella Maine, both of Fort Belknap; one granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.