Clarence Big Eye

April 25, 2021


Born July 11, 1941 in Cardston, AB. Passed away January 1, 1979 in Portland, Oregon. He is survived by his children Amanda Watson of Applewood Oregon and Kelly Guin of Fayetteville North Carolina. Grandchildren Allan, Aaron, Amy, Andrew, Anna, Arthur, Adam Watson; Christina Grooms;  Chrissy May (Good Striker) Rabbit, Shawn and Vernon Axe. Great grandchildren; Kieran, Isiah, Fawntaya, Garyanna from Morley, Reed, Isabelle and Priscilla from Siksika, Christoper, Marvin, Antoine, Lenord, Dakota Chief Calfs from Kainia. Siblings Marie, Beatrice, Gregory, Lorraine and Theresa Big Eye; Gildas, Jackie, Adeline and Lyanna Storm. Pre-deceased by biological parents Henry Larson and Josephine Eagle Child, adoptive parents Jack and Maggie Big Eye. Clarence Children: Jenny Axe, Marvin Good Striker and Eugene Black Face. Grandchildren Alyssa and Aleyah, Amos and Donald. Siblings Jim Munro; Gladys, Clifford, Julianna, Clarence James, Gail, Harland and Rhonda Big Eye; Rory, Morris and Michelle Storm. Rusty was a ranch hand for Jim Munro and his dad Jack Big Eye and other various ranchers of the Siksika Nation. Rusty liked to leave home for long periods of time. In 1973-1974, he left home and never returned. It has been 50 years since any of his siblings have seen him.  Rusty was a vary hard working man and also a good cattleman, He was a horse race jockey for various ranchers from Siksika, He was a kind humble but very stern man. His adoptive parents Jack and Maggie searched for him. Jack passed away in 1986. After 1990, others continued the search such as mom Maggie, Gildas, Julianne and Shawn. This obituary is not the official one, it will be updated before a date is set, Any stories or any kind of info regarding some of the info above would be helpful.

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