Wolf Point Herald

Annette Boxer

Annette Yvonne White Eagle Boxer, 72, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at the Billings Clinic in Billings.

She was born March 11, 1941, in Poplar, the daughter of Roscoe and Annie (Perry) White Eagle. She attended schools in Brockton and graduated from Brockton High School in 1959. After graduating, she attended Montana State University - Bozeman and was in the Bobcat Marching Band from 1959 to 1960. 

She started working in June 1961 for the Fort Peck Tribes, Fort Peck Housing, Brockton School, Poplar School, IHS and Bureau of Indian Affairs and retired Sept. 3, 2010, due to medical problems from a motor vehicle accident.  

On July 14, 1969, she married Leonard Boxer. 

Her hobbies were embroidery, gardening and decorating her home and yard. Her favorite saying was “Why can’t we all get along?”. She also enjoyed basketball and watching her son and two grandsons play. 

She was a descendent of two Sioux Chiefs, Chief Sitting Bull and Chief Medicine Bear.

She is survived by her daughter, Lizabeth Graham of Fort Kipp; son, Russell Boxer of Fort Kipp; daughter, Lisa Ergberg of Fort Kipp; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Trivian Grainger and Janice  Johnson of Poplar; and adopted brother, Victor Berry.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Boxer; brothers, Thurman and Kenny White Eagle; grandchild, Robert Graham; and great- grandchild, Zaiden Boxer.  

A vigil service was held Sunday, July 28, at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar. Mass of Christian Burial was held  Monday, July 29, at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment was in the Boxer Family Cemetery in Brockton.