Frank Martin BearQuiver III, 43

Thursday, July 15, 2021
Frank Martin BearQuiver III, 43

Frank Martin BearQuiver III

Frank Martin BearQuiver III, Taa’e’vena’hane, “Kills At Night” died peacefully at his home when his heart gave way on June 24, 2021. He was 43 years old and a Zionsville resident of over 30 years. He was born on May 13, 1978 on Mother’s Day at Crow-Northern Cheyenne Hospital in Crow Agency, Montana, he was the only beloved child of Frank Martin BearQuiver, Jr., Ho’evahtamehnestse “Earth Walking” of Busby, Montana and Patricia Helvey BearQuiver of Indianapolis, Indiana. His father and grandfathers were honorable discharged veterans (Marines and Army). Frank was a proud member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, Wohehiv (Morning Star) enrolled January 29, 1979. He attended Montessori School in Indianapolis, Zionsville High School, Ft. Lewis College in Colorado, where he met his long-life friend, Izzy. He obtained an Associates Degree from University of Indianapolis, focusing on biochemistry. He had a current Wastewater Operator Class A (ww020622) license. His passion was being a water protector, making sure water was safe for the community. His employment was in 2021 at the Suez Nat gasoline plant in Beaumont, Texas.

Frank’s huge heart and mighty love was evident in everything he did and for his loved ones. People and pets adored Frank, being respectful, well mannered, and kind word for all. He admitted his mistakes when he was wrong, never held a grudge, and integrity showed in his actions and words helping others, especially his mom. Being patient with her fussing over the cats and being a good listener. His “Hi Mom, I love you!” will be sadly missed.

Most of all he loved spending time with his family, which meant everything to him and the world with his grandparents. Irene Jennie BearQuiver, Ma’etmonde’ “Red Paint Woman”, daughter of Charles Killsnight, of Greenleaf, Montana, Valentina Bartolini Helvey of Florence, Italy and Robert Marting Helvey of Logansport, Indiana. He loved all things Hoosier-State Fair, 500 Race, sugar cream pie, mushroom hunting, and fishing. Fond memories of his childhood on Arundel Lane in walking on Sundays to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Boy Scouts and visiting Aunt Margaret on her farm. His aunt Mary was a second mother to him, and he loved her very much. He also had the same love for his Montana home and family, relishing the wonderful frybread uncle Edward made, dried meant, buffalo stew, berry picking with his cousins and hunting with his uncle Richard. He enjoyed spending time with his dad and uncle Edmond fixing a car or just joking around. He spent many hours under the “Big Sky” laughing and teasing with family and friends. He was proud of the Cheyenne Ways and even did a little fancy dancing as a child. He was also fortunate to visit Santan Ana, New Mexico, seeing his aunt Loretta and uncle Al and cousins, especially Todd. He cherished aunt Ranee, aunt Tarra, and Aunt Gracie’s wonderful beadwork, quilts and hugs. His best friends Geoff of Zionsville was a long friend and supported Frank and was able to meet his families and attended one of the Sundance.

The beautiful cloud shadows of the rolling Montana hills fascinated him and it is comforting in knowing he is forever under the shadow clouds.

His “hobbies” were Star Wars, chess, an avid reader of Sherlock Holmes, X-box and writing stories and poems. Sadly, after Frank’s death his numerous writing and poems were found in journals he hardly shared. Frank’s goal was to be a family man, marry and have children.

In Frank’s words… growing up I dreamt of playing football, then I wanted to be an architect and finally when declaring a major, I remember how much fun I had with a childhood chemistry set (since banned because of all the noxious chemicals). That pure, exuberant memory coincided with my feelings, changing my whole destination. At this very moment, I wonder why, in an instant, I switched from architecture to chemistry. I’ve always wore my emotions on my sleeve and made an important decision based on feeling. The tighter I hold onto the past the more time slips through my hands. It is inevitable how my heartaches to be told “everything is going to be ok, just be nice and everyone will like you”.

Services were held on Thursday, July 9, 2021 in Busby, Montana. Funeral Services were held on Friday, July 10, 2021 in Busby, Montana. Interment was held at the BearQuiver Family Cemetery in Busby. Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home have been entrusted with arrangements. To leave condolences for the family, visit our website at