Ursula Ann Bad Horse
Thu, 12/21/2017 - 5:00am admin
Ursula Ann Bad Horse, 70, of Billings, passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 in the Billings Clinic.
Biaiitcha “Pretty Woman,” given to her by her namesake great-grandmother Ursula, was born Nov. 27, 1947 at home in Wyola, a daughter of Amanda Old Crow and Paul Bad Horse Sr., and raised by her stepfather Warren Johnny Alden. She was a member of the Big Lodge Clan and a Piegan Child, member of the Catholic Church. She attended Wyola Elementary Schools, graduated in 1965 from Lodge Grass High School and also attended Billings Business College aka BBC.
Brother-in-law Buckley Pretty on Top said, “Ursula was attending Bugs Bunny Club!”
She worked for many years for ASCS Office in Hardin, Bureau of Indian Affairs in Billings and Crow Agency, Crow Tribe as a secretary for the Birdinground and Venne administrations, and at Children’s Mental Health for the Old Coyote administration for a short time. She served as a secretary and grant writer for the Parker, Ariz. BIA superintendent.
Ursula loved beading for family and teaching them how to bead, never asking for payment. She had a lot of talents, but was a very humble person, always willing to help. Ursula had an unconditional love for all her nieces, nephews and sister/cousins.
Preceding Ursula in death are her parents; and siblings Aline (Buckley) Pretty On Top, Suzanna (Robert) One Bear, Muriel Holt, Dorothy (Ben) Hill Side, Paul Bad Horse Jr., Jude Old Crow, Bonnie Don’t Mix, Lorna Carol Alden, Marie Faith Carlson, Ross Owen Old Crow, Edmund and Mildred Old Crow, Nathan Old Crow, Lucy Ann Yellowmule, Bruce Pretty On Top, Marie Big Hair, Theresa Yapuncich, Evelyn and Aileen Covers Up, and Velma (Bill) Gros Ventre.
Survivors include her children Kendall (Maria) Old Elk of Germany, Sam Carlson Sr. of Hardin and Monica Carlson of Billings; grandchildren Sam Carlson Jr., Alvie Old Coyote and Jasmine Old Elk; great-granddaughter Elenna Jaelee Carlson; siblings Fatima Bad Horse, Clarise (Robert) Kindness and Newton (Georgette) Old Crow Jr.; aunts and uncles Newton Old Crow Sr., Paul and Joy Matt, and Katheryn Old Crow, John Boy and Ross Caplett, and Vania Biglefthand. Ursula was adopted into the Tobacco Society by Rod and the Betty Caufield, Tobacco Society sisters Mary Liz, Orvalene and Rodney Rondeaux, Rhonda and Robin Caufield; adopted son Haywood Big Day III. A brother-in-law said, “I don’t think Rod is really the dad, Ursula is too short!”
Her adopted brother was Art Alden; sisters Peggy White, Mavis and Arbutus Cover Up; adopted son Ben Cloud; extended family the Plenty Good, Not Afraid, White Clay, Otter Stays in the Water, Star Black Hawk, Levi Yellowmule, Brass, Covers Up, Good Luck, Half, Isaac Shane family, David and Rueben Stewart families. A very special thank you to Lauren Oldcrow, Rachel and Jonthan Prettyontop, and Dorthy and Evan Prettyontop.
If we have missed you, please accept our apology.
We wish a special thank you to the staff on the third floor of the Billings Clinic.
Rosary was held Dec. 15 in the Bullis Funeral Chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated Dec. 16 in the Lodge Grass Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church. Interment followed in the Lodge Grass Cemetery. Bullis Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements.