Avani Jo’Vee Kipp passed away Sept. 14, 2020 at Kalispell Regional Hospital, Kalispell Mont.
She was laid to rest with Blackfeet traditional services on Sept. 17, 2020 at the Kipp Family Cemetery with her uncle Gerald Kipp protecting her.
She was born Aug. 27, 2020 at 5:10 a.m. She was born to
Miriah Rainy Kipp and William Bird.
She was the first virtual birth to be witnessed by the
family, which made it such a unique blessing. She was given the name “Many Gifts” by her grandfather G.G. Kipp, her big sister Addsyn and Alia stayed by her side since day one, protecting, loving and comforting her.
The short time she was on this earth, she proved her strength and resilience that shined her jubilant spirit among the family. She filled
many hearts with her grace, strength and was loved by many and had the unique traditional experience of receiving many gifts and prayers.
Avani is survived by her mother and father; big sister Addy; aunt Alia; grandparents George and Melinda Kipp; great-grandmother Molly Bullshoe; grandparents Janet RedTomaHawk, (Richard); aunt Beverly BullShoe, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.