Elvis Luther Eagle was born on April 23, 1961. He was adopted and raised by Luther and Louise Eagle, who loved him like their own. Elvis lived in the country Southeast of Poplar along the banks of the old Missouri River. Elvis attended school in Poplar. In 1978, at the age of 18 he started work with Indian Health Service in Poplar, where he worked in the Maintenance Department under the supervision of Jimmy Buckles. Elvis was an all-around handyman and could fix almost anything. He was also a skilled carpenter and worked construction with Thurman White Eagle off and on for years. Elvis worked for a time at A&S Industries and in the late 90’s he went to work for Nancy’s Housekeeping for about 14 years. In 2016, Elvis went to work in the Maintenance Department for the Fort Peck Tribes and worked there until his passing on January 7, 2022. Elvis would also walk for hours in the woods hear his home. He would walk to the river and follow game trails, picking berries or just enjoying the beauty of the wildlife and the woods. He built little forts below his house to go there to think and contemplate life. To this day you can see the trails he made from all his walks. He would hang tools on certain tress along the way in case he needed them on his journey. Elvis was a deep thinker and had a notebook of his writing that would astound the most educated persons. He loved to read and would read everything he could get his hands on. Elvis loved to go to concerts at 4 Bears Casino in Newtown, ND where he saw many of the top Country Singers.
Elvis had many friends and was well like by all who had the opportunity to meet him and his sense of humor was next to none. His adopted brother Charlie, would have to travel for work and he was always there to watch his nephew Loren until his dad returned. He was a dear and trusted friend to the end. Elvis loved to entertain at his home, and on weekends he would have many friends over for a little partying. Thurman White Eagle, Manny and Leta Melbourne, Pudd Brown, Charlie and Loren Headdress, Terry Mcgowan, Woody Johnson, Ira Darnell, John David Anderson, Sammy Saviour, Clark Gregg, Kenny White Eagle, Rodney and Michael Burshia, and Mike Crowe to name a few. In 2014, Elvis met the love of his life, Deanne Lemay and they were married on April 22, 2017. Elvis and Deanne would go fishing on the Missouri and Poplar Rivers and hunting up north. In the spring, you would always find them in their little garden hoeing and tilling and harvesting their crop. Elvis was a humble and kind man and lived a simple life and enjoyed it to the fullest It broke our hearts when little brother went home but his memory will live on down at Soggy Bottoms and Graceland. He is now in the presence of the Lord and his parents and friends who went before him.
Elvis, have a wonderful journey and we will see you again someday in the great beyond.
Elvis was preceded in death by his father and mother, Luther and Louise Eagle. He is survived by his wife, Deanne Lemay Eagle, and step children, Misty, Chris, and Laurie.
No services are planned but family and friends are welcome to a visitation from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, January 16 at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point and his burial service which will be held 11 a.m. Monday, January 17 near his home in Riverside, as were his wishes. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point has been entrusted with the arrangements.