May 26, 1952 - Jul 27, 2021
Funeral services for Louise Ann Blake, 69, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Davis Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Yellow Calf Cemetery. For those attending, Covid-19 guidelines will be followed by wearing masks and social distancing.
Mrs. Blake passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Louise was born on May 26, 1952, daughter of Dick Brown, Sr. and Alice (Etsitty) Brown in Defiance, Arizona. She attended High School at Intermountain Boarding School in Salt Lake City and later completed her GED at Central Wyoming College. She spent time living in Phoenix, Denver, and Lupton, AZ but spent 17 years in Riverton.
On November 7, 1981, Louise married Vincent J. Blake in Riverton, Wyoming.
Mrs. Blake served as Vice President at the Shoshone Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation, worked for Braveheart, drove semi-trucks when needed and taught for Even Start at the Arapahoe Schools. She also served as Coordinator for Motherhood is Sacred for WIC, worked for Women’s WellBriety for 5 years and in 2000, Louise helped start a program called Wellness retreats for women of sexual abuse. Mrs. Blake was a two-time International Presenter for National Council on Family Relations. She was also a participant of the Native American Church.
Louise was an enrolled member of the Navajo Tribe. Her Navajo Clans were To’aheedlini (Water Flows together), Tsi’naajini (Black Streak Forest), and the Kinyaa’aanii (Towering House). Louise had a strong faith and belief in her traditional culture and the Arapaho Culture and continuously made everyone around her feel loved. She was a mentor to many and loved everyone around her; her quick wit made it easy to love her back. She loved the Casino and cooking. In her free time, you would always find Louise deep into a movie, especially Hallmark, Lifetime or Netflix.
Survivors include her husband of almost 40 years, Vincent J. Blake of Riverton; son, Clifton Wallingbull; grandson, Sterling Black, Sr.; daughters, Jennifer Atene, Veronica Miller, Jacqueline White, Felicia J. Antelope, Antonia Antelope, Julie Jarvis, Samantha McKay, Valeria Caredenas, Elvira Whiteman and Corrine Tuma; innumerable grandchildren that were so loved by her; brothers, Dicky Brown, Jr., Raymond (Bernita) Brown, Sr., Stafford (Gloria) Brown, Sr., and Zachery Brown; sisters, Lucinda (Benjamin) Brown, Lorina (Ronald) Nelson, Linda (Alfred) Arthur, Linda Francisco, Ester Arthur, Loretta (Radar) Arthur, Marlenna, Monique, Oliva and Amanda.
She was preceded in death by parents; son, Clifton Wallingbull, an infant son, two adopted sons, and daughter, Rosie Billie.
On-line condolences for the family may be made at theDavisFuneralHome.com.
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.