Clevia Jones Obituary

Clevia Jones

Clevia Rae Jones made her journey to the spirit world at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, MT on December 12, 2020 due to COVID. Cremation has taken place and a memorial will be summer 2021 where her ashes will be placed with her son William "Billy Boy" Fitzpatrick in Crow Agency, MT. Clevia was born on February 20, 1945 in Pine Ridge, SD to Kenneth and Pearl Jones. She attended school in Mission and Flandreau Indian School. She graduated in 1964 and was the salutatorian of her senior class. While in high school she met Arthur Fitzpatrick. After graduation she moved to Crow Agency, MT where she and Arthur were married and later divorced. She returned to Flandreau to work as a matron for several years. She returned to Crow Agency and for a short time worked at the Carpet Mills. She started her nursing career with IHS in October of 1976 as a CNA. Then she went on to Billings, MT to become a LPN. In the late 1970's she moved to Aberdeen, SD to further her nursing career and received her Bachelors of Nursing RN. Upon her return to Montana she worked for a short time at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings but her calling was the OB department at IHS in Crow Agency, MT. She worked in other departments but OB was her specialty. She delivered many babies throughout her career. Clevia received many awards for nursing. She was nurse of the year and received a who's who in nursing. In July of 2010 she retired from IHS but returned to nursing the following spring 2011 and worked at Bighorn Hospital in Hardin, MT until the fall of 2018. Clevia was very active, in the late 90's and early 2000's she trained and ran in several marathons in Billings. She enjoyed taking walks and riding her bike. She was a big Minnesota Vikings fan and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Clevia is survived by her daughters Denise (Loydene) Hill of Wyoming, Janice Ridesbear and family, Kathleen Dawes and family all from Montana, Jada Decory and family from Arizona, and adopted daughter Carrie WhiteAntelope from Ethete, WY. Sons Arthur Fitzpatrick Jr., Shawn (Hannah) Fitzpatrick, LaGrant (Bertha) BlackEagle all from Montana, Bernard J. Fitzpatrick from New Mexico, and Mike Scott and family from Rosebud, SD. Sister Patricia Jones from Rosebud, SD. Adopted sisters Delma J. Yarlott, Regina GoesAhead, and Mary BlackEagle all from Montana. Brother Harold Jones of Rosebud, SD. Adopted brother Larry (Pearl) Tobacco from Montana. Grandchildren Leta (Truman) Trosper, Courtney, William (Kianna), Mary and Neta Hill all from Wyoming. Kreigh, Noah, Kendra, Jaime, Aaron, and Angelo Fitzpatrick, Lanita and Larele BlackEagle and great granchildren all from Montana and Salvador Fitzpatrick. Great Grandchildren Jace Jim and Zayin Hill from Wyoming, Tyra, Delonte, Layla, Brooklyn and Audrina all from Montana. And all of her former IHS Co-workers. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son William "Billy Boy" Fitzpatrick, sisters Yvonne, Becky, Marilyn, Carolyn, Cindy, Edna, and Sharon. Brothers Dale, Noble, and Duane. Adopted parents Frank and Pearl Backbone Sr. and Melvina Jefferson.
December 12, 202012/12/2020
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Clevia Rae Jones made her journey to the spirit world at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, MT on December 12, 2020 due to COVID. Cremation has taken place and a memorial will be summer 2021 where her ashes will be placed with her son William "Billy Boy" Fitzpatrick in Crow Agency, MT. Clevia was born on February 20, 1945 in Pine Ridge, SD to Kenneth and Pearl Jones. She attended school in Mission and Flandreau Indian School. She graduated in 1964 and was the salutatorian of her senior cla...

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