Mikki Le’ Campbell – Blue Fire Woman, 28, passed away on January 16, 2018 at the Northern Montana Care Center in Havre, Montana. She had been transferred there from St. Vincent’s less than 5 days previously. Mikki was born on March 16, 1989 in Havre, Montana to Sydne Campbell and was an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes. She was the great-great granddaughter of Joshua Wetsit, Chief First to Fly, who was the last Chief of the Fort Peck Assiniboines.
Mikki attended Hays Head start Program, Lodge Pole Elementary, Billings, Poplar and Brockton. She loved cheerleading, volleyball and various sports throughout her high school years and later attended Anaconda Job Corp where she graduated with top honors and Certificates in Diesel Mechanics and Culinary Arts along with her High School Diploma from Anaconda High School and was awarded the Director’s Award. She ‘nannied’ for her cousin Vernelle in Bellingham, WA and then Tulsa, OK, where she spent the winter in the hospital fighting Lupus. Mikki has resided on the Campbell Ranch with her Grandmother Betty Campbell and her Grandpa Bud until his death in 1996.
Mikki was diagnosed with Lupus while attending Anaconda Job Corp. She fought a long hard battle over half her life, but her spirit never lagged. Mikki loved being home with her two companions BB and Blu, she loved being with her family who were her everything…her support system, along with a deep faith; she loved hanging out with friends, laughing and joking, attending concerts, riding horses when able, loved attending rodeos, powwows and powwow food, swimming when able to, and listening to a wide variety of music from the 60’s to the most current songs. Mikki was an accomplished beader. She was loved by so many; her smile was infectious and could light up a room. She had such a crazy sense of humor when with her sisters Natasha, Colleen, Kasey and Carla. Katelyn Nation, Wolf Point, MT was close as sister bonds could get. She loved to visit with her sister Belina as often as it was allowed due to the distant. A high point in her life was adopting her son, Koden, who called her “Auntie-Mom.”
Mikki was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Mike (Bud) Campbell and Leon Cochran, Sr, Grandmother Emily Blue Horse Jackson. She is survived by her mother, Sydne Campbell, Wolf Point, MT, her Uncle Mike Cochran who was the closest person to a father figure in her life more so in her adult years, her sisters’ Natasha Campbell, Poplar, MT and Belina Dibonto, Sioux Falls, SD, Special “Auntie-Mom” Skeeter (Tracy) Tangen, Harlem, MT, her son Koden Campbell, Grand-mother Betty Campbell, Hays, MT, her “Sister-Cousins” Colleen Stiffarm, Hays, MT, Kasey Ramone, Billings, MT, Carla Grant, Dallas, Tx, Katelyn Nation, Wolf Point, MT, her nephew(s) Piercyn, Draeson and niece(s) Jazlynn, Brielle, many aunts, uncles, cousins too numerous to mention. If we’ve missed anyone, we apologize.
Wake to be held at the Chief Nosey Recreation Center in Lodge Pole, Montana on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. a funeral service on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with burial at the Campbell Ranch close to her Grandpa Bud whom she adored. Pall Bearers will be Coleman Stiffarm, Dean Stiffarm Jr., Emerson Ramone, Mike Cochran, Bart Cochran, and Shane Cochran.