Leroy Dale “Eldee” Youpee III was called home on the 13th of July. He will be greeted with open arms by his mother Alphine Jenice and his brother Michael James. He will be greatly missed by all who had the chance to know him.
LD was born March 21, 1991 in Williston, North Dakota to Alphine Necklace and Leroy Dale Youpee Jr. He was raised in Poplar, Montana and lived with his brothers Philmore, Joseph, and Benjamin Jerome with a close eye by his mother until her passing on November 2, 2003, at which point, he went to live with his grandmother Ruth Necklace. He loved and respected all of his family with all of his heart; he always wanted to know how and what they were doing. He was a great listener and a shoulder to cry on; to everyone in his life.
LD would share kindness, compassion and love. He would tell you what was on his mind and could make you laugh too. He loved to spend time and conversate with his friends and family. He was always helping those he loved and cared for the best he could. He was a good artist and enjoyed boxing. He worked at Western Sugar and DTS, as well as various other jobs.
His laugh, his words and his presence will be missed. We now know he is in good hands, with his creator, his mother, his brother, and with all of his relations.
He is survived by his father Leroy Youpee Jr. & Lisa; his brothers, Felix (Millie) John Necklace, Benjamin Jerome Necklace, Philmore Joseph Necklace, Joey (Pam) Carpentier and Anthony and Ariel Youpee, Christopher (Rachel) Youpee, Keith (Jerica) Olson Jr., Jerome (Chelci) Kirn; his sisters, Marika Youpee, Nancy Youpee, Mallory (Jarid) Fast Horse, Wanda Lou Youpee, Jennifer Joy (Jerry) Failing, Amanda Olson and Jessica Kirn; his adopted brothers Sioux Necklace, and Arnold, Micheal and Tristan Reddog; his grandparents Darlene Faye Eagle Youpee, Ruth (Terry) Necklace of Poplar, Lorene Michelz of Jamestown, North Dakota, Flora Hapa of Canada; his Aunts, Corina (Thomas) Tallwhiteman of Poplar, Burma (Scott) Youngman of Poplar, Pauline Youpee of Poplar, Mary H. Youpee and Arthur Cantrell Sr., Angela (J.C.) Finley of New Town, North Dakota, Ilona Jo Matthews of Poplar, and Joanne Browning of Poplar, Arden Reddog of Billings, Meda Lukkasson and family of Silverton, Oregon, Amanda Necklace of Chicago, Illinois, Vernell (Dr. Ron) Four Bear and family of Milledgeville, Georgia; his uncles, Willard Youpee of Great Falls, Montana, John F. Youpee of Poplar, Colma Youpee of Oakland, California, Alan Youpee of Poplar, Lloyd R. Youpee of Poplar, Henry Youpee of Poplar, James Youpee, Bernard Timothy and Charline Youpee, and Merle Youpee of Porland Oregon, Roberto Patino and Cordell Four Bear of Poplar; a special cousin, Jaylen Atchico and Darlene Wooden Legs, his companion of five years and the many friends and family they met together. LD also leaves cousins, nieces and nephews too numerous to mention.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Alphine Jenice; his brother Michael James Necklace; his uncles Larry Youpee, Pierre Youpee Sr., and Dennis Youpee; his grandfather, Leroy Dale Youpee Sr.; his Great Grandfathers, Frank Youpee, Joe Brushhorn, and Frank Eagle; his Great Grandmothers, Helen Lester Youpee Brushhorn and Mary Two Bonnet White Hawk Eagle, as well as Cordelia Dust, Charlotee Good Soldier, Virgil Four Bear, William Necklace, Philmore Necklace; his cousins Josephine Youngman and Sherry Flagen; his nieces, Secret Angel Youpee & Vanessa Jade Two Bulls.
Extended families include Spotted Birds, Jones, Choppers, Youngmans, Good Soldiers, Martins, Fort Horse, Boyds, Four Bears in Texas and Bearcubs in Poplar, Eagles, White Hawks, Buckles, and Lesters, as well as Woodenlegs, ShotGunn, and West.