Written by The Wolf Point Herald
Genine Valerie Red Eagle, 44, of Poplar, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at the Poplar Community Hospital.
She was born Dec. 27, 1968, in Poplar to Gary “Buzzy” and Georgia Red Eagle. She carries the Indian name “Wambdi Duta Win” (Red Eagle Woman). She was junior princess of Oil Celebration in the early ‘80s and later princess at the 1984 Fort Kipp Celebration, where her father and several uncles sang as the “original” Fort Kipp Singers.
She attended school in Poplar and Brockton.
Her hobbies include listening to pow-wow music, playing dice, pool, machines and Bingo. She loved spending time with her baby, Miss Gerra Ann, who brightened her days. “Mama G” as Brandie called her, always looked after her family and friends. She was always telling jokes and sharing a laugh.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Gary Red Eagle Jr., Geoffrey Red Eagle and Harold Red Eagle Jr.; a grandson, Cameron Black Dog.
She is survived by her mother, Georgia Ann Red Eagle of Poplar; adopted mother, Velma Nepsted of Poplar; daughter, Beverly Ann St. Germaine; several adopted daughters, Brandie and Shannon Dionne and Dorelle and Donelle Black Thunder, all of Poplar; son, Jeremy Paul St. Germaine of Poplar; adopted son, Travis Black Thunder of Poplar; sister, Georell Red Eagle of Poplar; adopted sisters, Maureen Dionne, Connie Jones, Mary Plante, Kathy Red Eagle, Carol Red Eagle, Amanda Bull Chief, Joel Ferguson, Thomasine Hamilton and Crystal Lambert, all of Poplar, and Lelanda “Kae” Roberts of Brockton; brothers, George “Dada” and Gerred (Jen) Red Eagle, both of Poplar; adopted brothers, Delrae “Bubba” Smith, Brian Jones, both of Poplar, and Bear Roberts of Brockton; grandmothers, Rita Long Chase, Florence Waspi-Youngman, and Loraine Stormy, all of Poplar; grandfather, Mike Youngman of Poplar; granddaughter, Gerra Ann Red Eagle, whom she raised since she was born; and numerous grandchildren.
A wake was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the cultural center in Poplar. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at the cultural center in Poplar. Interment will follow at the Fort Kipp Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.