In memory of

Theodore “Teddy”J. Walker, age 83 of Helena

May 23, 1933 – May 2, 2017

Theodore “Teddy” Joseph Walker, Bàas’ wƆs’i’biiΘòout’Ɔ (Big Bear Coat) age 83 of Helena, died May 2, 2017 after a prolonged illness.

He was born on May 23, 1933 to Johnny Walker and Theresa Elizabeth White Weasel Walker.

Teddy grew up in Hays Montana and spent his life fishing, hunting, riding and training horses. He loved laughing, joking, making others laugh and laughing at his own jokes.  He later joined the U.S. Air Force, served from 1950 to 1960 and was a member of the Air Force boxing team.

He met and married Mary Sue Anglen in September 1976 in Lake Tahoe, California.

Teddy was a professional boxer a union machinist and was a member of the Gros Ventre/Assiniboine Sovereignty.

He is survived by his daughter Sendy Souza (Gary), son David Walker (Monica), daughter Theresa Walker, son Christopher Walker, sisters Catherine Cichosz (George), brother Raymond Walker (Bonnie), Clifford Walker (Judy), granddaughter Raschell Jachetta (Jeff), grandson Kyle Souza and great grandson Alden Jachetta.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday May 8th at the Montana State Veteran’s Cemetery, 3550 Hero’s Road, Fort Harrison. A reception will immediately follow at the Helena Indian Alliance Center, 501 Euclid Avenue.



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  1. lenore a. stiffarm says:

    My most sincere condolences to Ted’s siblings and family members. He had a very rich story to tell. His loss is a great loss to all Aa Nii (Gros Ventre) members. He joins all of our relatives including his father and my mother, who were brother and sister.

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  3. Marci Dinser says:

    Sorry for your loss. I can see a great soul from his picture you posted and know he reach many hearts. His memory is yours to share. Marci

  4. Ardith Lynch says:

    A great man. I am so happy to have known him. Sendy and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers as Teddy passes into heaven

  5. Carole Al Scoo Dawn and Sean Chandler says:

    Sendy and Family. We are so sad for the loss of Teddy. Al and he were very close cousins. And he and Sean (his Godson) were just getting to know each other. We are also so sad for the loss of your Mom Christine just a few days ago also. We love you Sendy. 44

  6. Deborah Goodwill says:

    Sister Sendy. Our thoughts and prayer go out to you and you family. Your father was awesome and I feel blessed to have know him almost my entire life. He will be missed. Love you. Your sister Deborah🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️

  7. Jason Fladland says:

    So sorry to hear the passing of Ted and my condolences to the family. Ted was a great man and a great neighbor and I loved listening to his stories. He loved to tell jokes with myself and the kids as we visited out on the porch. Ted always had an interest in what the kids were up to and how they were doing. He will be greatly missed.

  8. C. Orlowski says:

    Just a few days ago I was listening to a couple CD’s we made some years ago at Doug Sternberg’s house it was great listening to Ted take some of the leads, and he sang and drummed with my grandson Dallas. Those are some precious memories no one can ever take from us.

  9. Camille says:

    Dear family,
    I read of the loss of your dear loved one. It sounds like he was a wonderful human being who lived a full life. He was “especially strong” to live to the age of 83. May you look forward to the time when you will once again be with your loved one in paradise. Continue to look to our Creator for comfort, peace and hope in the future.

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