Anthony Richard DeLeon, age 29 of Poplar passed away on January 6, 2020 in South Dakota.
Anthony attended elementary school at the Poplar schools in Montana and later attended middle school in Circle of Nations in Wahpeton, North Dakota, graduating in 2004-2005. He attended high school in Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon and finished at Poplar High School in Montana.
Anthony always worked alongside his dad, doing odd jobs here and there like fencing and yardwork.
He loved to hang out with his friends, listen to his music on his headphones, and go for walks. He was very unparticular; he always had his mind made up from one minute to the next and no one knew about it.
Anthony was a loving person with a kind heart, he loved to joke around and have laughs with friends and family. He liked to play video games and was an all-around person, always trying to meet new people and get to know everyone.
He found a companion from South Dakota, where he then moved to. While his last 4 years living in Rapid City, SD he made many friends that turned into family.
Anthony is survived by his mother Jeanette Piper, Eddie Diaz DeLeon and father Richard DeLeon, Sr; brother Richard DeLeon, Jr and kids; sister Rachel Diaz DeLeon; step-sister Patricia DeLeon; step-brothers Louis DeLeon, Brandon Romero, Donald Romero; grandmother Florence “Wospi” Eagleman of Poplar, MT; grandfather Mike Youngman, Sr. of Poplar, MT; aunts Diane Piper, Donna Piper, Suzanne Piper all of Pauma Valley, CA, Sharyl Diaz DeLeon of Billings, MT, Tana Youngman, Lara Riley of Poplar, MT, Edletha Riley of AZ; great aunt, Emily Kolb of Escondido, CA; uncles George Piper of Pauma Valley, CA, Mitchelle (Sophie) Youngman, Sr. of Poplar, MT; cousins Annette (Eldon) Youngman RunsThrough of Billings, MT, Crystal Welch, Dallas Welch, Jr. of ND, Heather Young, Leimia (Leilani) Youngman of Poplar, MT, the Gone Family and numerous cousins. We all grew up together and loved each other.
Anthony is preceded in death by grandmothers Nancy Piper and Lois Jean Snell-Youngman; grandfathers Augustine Piper, Harold Diaz DeLeon, Eldon Ira Youngman; great grandparents William Youngman, Sr. Stella Colter Youngman; step-sister Regina Romero; aunties Michelle Youngman, Arlene Riley; great aunts, Bridgett White and Eleanor Coburn; uncles Russell Piper, Ira Diaz DeLeon; and great uncle, Gilbert Piper.
The family would like to thank Lloyd BigCrow, Sr. for the vigil he held in memory of Anthony in Rapid City, South Dakota.
He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.