August 09, 2007

Blackfeet funeral parlor

Foster and Spotted Eagle Tribal Wake Center focuses on family and cultureFoster and Spotted Eagle opened their doors for business last January, basing their packages on what the Blackfeet Tribe gives its members for funeral services "so families aren't left with a huge bill," said Michele Spotted Eagle, Thursday, Aug. 2.

"We take a lot of time with the arrangements with each family because each one is different, and it has to be done to suit the family," Michele said. "It makes a person feel very humbled and blessed when you can provide a service to a family when they're suffering the loss of a loved one."

1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
There is a similar service here in SW Oklahoma, which is operated as the Comanche Funeral Home. The tribal death benefit is cycled into the costs, plus any insurance amounts held by the decedant, and especially including any amounts from the VA if the decedant was a veteran. When writerfella's next youngest brother David passed away from autoimmune complications in June of 2005, the Comanche Funeral Home arranged for his services and, with the Kiowa death benefit, the VA death benefit, the Social Security death benefit, plus the benefits availed through the VA for burial in the Lawton - Ft. Sill National Veterans Cemetary, meant that writerfella and his sister Arlene were able to handle the rest of the costs through a bank loan, a Screen Actors Guild class-action award to writerfella, and personal funds, to bury our brother with full military honors, including a headstone and an honored place in a US National Cemetary. Otherwise, his demise would have been more problematical than could have been imagined. That the Comanche Funeral Home provided such services at the time of need simply was nothing short of miraculous. It meant the world...
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Russ Bates