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Obituary - Ron Taylor 'R.T.' Speakthunder

 

September 8, 2020

Ron Taylor "R.T." Speakthunder

Early Sept. 5, 2020, our beloved son, brother, father and relative, Ron Taylor Speakthunder, left us unexpectedly, succumbing to a massive heart attack.

R.T., as he was affectionately known, will be greatly missed by his numerous family and friends.

R.T. had such an infectious smile, he loved to laugh and joke around with his family and friends. The biggest smile was always reserved for his two beautiful daughters, Amara and Sophie Speakthunder. They were his world, his pride and joy.

R.T. spent most his life taking care of his dad, Ron Speakthunder; the two were inseparable having many wonderful adventures and trips. Often they were doing one of his favorite things, fishing in their favorite spot.

R.T. was a trained wildland firefighter, going on several fires. He also worked security for the Fort Belknap casino and in later years for his sister Ronelles' company, EagleChild Consulting.

When not working or caring for his father he loved to play video games with his special nephews Kylar, Hunter and Franklin. His favorite past time was spending time and playing with his daughters.

R.T. was a loving family man with a big heart. 

R.T. is survived by his father, Ron Speakthunder; his daughters, Amara and Sophie Speakthunder; his brothers, Ron Anthony Speakthunder and family, Jerry Jefferson and Adrian Cochran; his sisters, Ronelle RunningFisher and husband, Billy, Nicole Bell and husband, Ummy, Robyn Speakthunder, Jessica Demarias, Sheryce  Longknife and Sara Speakthunder; his aunts Lois Martinez, Leta Cole and husband Swede, Verna Speakthunder, Wilma Speakthunder; his uncles Leon Speakthunder,  Dean Speakthunder, Ben Speakthunder and D-Matt Speakthunder; plus numerous cousins and relatives. 

He was preceded in death by his mother; Bernadine Strike-Healy; his paternal grandparents, George and Evelyn FirstRaised Speakthunder; his maternal grandfather, Harry Healy.

It is with great sadness that we lay our beloved R.T. to rest, the Speakthunder family would like to thank the Fort Belknap communities for the outpouring of love and support in their time of grief.

In closing, we share this quote by Ella Fitzgerald: "Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."

 

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