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Evelyn Lorie Black Elk (Eagle Chasing)

Evelyn Lorie Black Elk (Eagle Chasing) 56, went home to the Creator on December 20, 2020 in Roundup, MT, after her courageous cancer battle. She was born November 16, 1964 in Eagle Butte, SD to Freda Eagle Chasing (Blue Arm). 

Lorie grew up in Eagle Butte, SD.  She attended Job Corps in SD and UT before giving birth to her first son. She was a free spirit who traveled all over and made many friends along the way.  She loved attending the Sturgis Bike Rallies. She was a proud supporter of AIM. Lorie had her struggles throughout her life but she had a big heart and in the last years of her life, she achieved sobriety, gave back to community by helping feed the homeless, and cooked for the covid-quarantined and gave whatever she had to someone in need. We will miss you dearly.

She is survived by her sisters Frankie Fish (Billings, MT), Sabina Harmon (Melstone, MT), Dixie/Rod Allen (Roundup, MT), and Ravene Fish (Phoenix, AZ), her children Devin Phillips (Rapid City, SD) Delvin Baumgarten (Rapid City, SD), Cheyenne Wise Spirit/Dave (Madison, SD), her grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and extended family and friends, her life partner Ben Noble and her cherished cat Thomasina “BayBay girl”.

Preceding her in death: her youngest son Lance Baumgarten Eagle Chasing, nephew Easton Reid Felix, parents Dick and Freda (Eagle Chasing) Fish, brother Willard Eagle Chasing, infant sister Jolene, grandmother Margaret Morrison, aunts Genevieve Swift Bird, Sylvia High Bear, Pauline Eagle Chasing, Lavinia Eagle Chasing, Delvinia Eagle Chasing, uncles Kenneth Rufus Eagle Chasing, Carlin Eagle Chasing, and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends and her beloved cat Thomas “BayBay”. To the The Hope Center of Rapid City, SD, Lorie loved each of you so much. You were family. Dr. Tyler, Nurse Kathy of Monument Health, all the other team members, EMTs of Melstone, Roundup Ambulance Service and Roundup Memorial Hospital staff. 

Smith Funeral Home of Billings has been entrusted with Lorie’s care. Condolences can be sent to P O BOX 186, Melstone, MT 59054. Due to Covid restrictions, we will have a Celebration of Life/Memorial at a later date.

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