Red Eagle Smith, Winifred Violet: - Zezewe “Yellow Hair”

Fort Kipp, Monatana (ICC) 5-08

July 25, 1924 - April 17, 2008

Winifred “Winnie” V. Red Eagle Smith, age 83, died peacefully in her home with her family on Thursday, April 17, 2008, following a courageous battle with congestive heart failure.

She was born July 25, 1924, in Brockton, Montana, on the Fort Peck Sioux Reservation to the late Reverend Lloyd and Jennie Red Eagle.

Winifred is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Joyce and Jack Tootoosis; first cousin Philip Red Eagle, Sr.; sons, Michael, Quentin, Woodrow, Gerald, Martin, and Jan (son-in-law); daughters, Faye, Nancy, Cindy and Helen (daughter-in-law); grandchildren, Eric, Mytia Rose, Lisa, Marlon, Gail, Tessa, Rita, Courage, Sarah, Olivia, Douglas II, and Maurice; and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, numerous relatives and many friends. Preceding Winifred were brothers Oliver Red Eagle and Milton Red Eagle; husband Lawrence M. Smith; and daughter Jennifer Smith Kingswan.

Internment was on April 22, 2008, at Red Eagle Memorial Church in Fort Kipp, Montana.