Mary Elizabeth Hewankorn Pierre

Born: Tue., Jan. 29, 1929
Died: Fri., Feb. 4, 2011


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Pablo – Mary Elizabeth Hewankorn Pierre, 82, began her journey home on Friday February 4, 2011 in Polson, MT.
 
A member of the CS&K Tribes of the Flathead Nation, she was born Jan. 29, 1929 on Post Creek, MT to Baptiste Hewankorn and Cecilia Youstah, Liz was raised by Sophie & Eneas Conko in Ronan, MT where she grew up and help raise Millie, Maggie, Ellen and John Conko. Then at the age of 19 she married Patrick Allen Pierre Sr., “Twice” at the JP then by the Catholic Church. Then they moved to Camas Prairie. They then ended up building a home in Polson for their family. Together they traveled, raised their family of seven and were a foster parent to many, many children. Her home was always full of love and laughter.
 
Liz was always full of giggles and the most beautiful smile. Her hobbies were many, she loved to bead and that was her favorite past time, sewing, watching wrestling, traveling to places like powwows and listening to her sons and grandsons drum and sing, “Bear Tracks”, “Dancing Bear” and “Bear Spirit” were their drums. 
 
In the comfort of her home she would watch for her great grandchildren walk to and from school. She loved that as they walked by they would wave and she would say those are granddaughter Jessica Pierre’s children. Mama loved all of her kids so much. 
Liz was a homemaker, a foster parent and fluent speaker of our language. One of her last jobs was as a grandparent language teacher for the Cherry Valley Elem. in Polson. She really enjoyed being with children. She was a mother to many and will be dearly missed.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents Baptiste Hewankorn and Cecilia Youstah; sisters Agnes Alexander, Josephine “Juice Ball” Hewankorn and Threasa “Telah” Hewankorn; sons Patrick Pierre Jr., John Pierre Sr., Louis Pierre and David Pierre; grandsons Marcus OneSalt and Vincent Mesteth and granddaughter Maurita Dawn Pierre.
 
Survivors include her daughters Mary “Sophie” Pierre Green and Margaret Rose (Antonio) Mendoza; Sons Allen (Kelly) Pierre, Francis “Jazz” Pierre and Josh Pierre.

A wake was held at the Longhouse in St. Ignatius with mass held at the St Ignatius Catholic Church.  Burial was held at the St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery

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