Marie E. Still Smoking

Marie E. (Marceau) Still Smoking was born Oct. 9, 1936, and passed peacefully away of natural causes in the early morning hours of March 18, 2022, with her two daughters and great-granddaughter Anike by her side. After a brief respite at Benefis Hospice Care Center, Marie came home to Browning for the last time where her life was celebrated by her family and friends.

She leaves behind her only living sister Rose Marceau and children Martina (John) Jesperson, Minn.; Wilma (Robert) MadPlume; Calvin Weatherwax, Wyoming; Robert Weatherwax, Alabama; Glen Champine, Joe StillSmoking Sr. and Liz Heavygun. Marie also leaves her many beloved grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Not to forget all her nieces and nephews.

Marie joins her father Patrick Marceau Sr. and her mother Katherine (Spotted Bear) Marceau; her siblings Carl Kipp Sr., Leland Marceau, Elizabeth (Old Chief) Marceau, Patrick Marceau Jr. Virginia (Many Hides) Choates, Frank “Bingo” Marceau, Elgin Marceau, Edward (Carmen) Marceau, Sandra Calf Boss Ribs, Arlene (Ollie) Baker, and Lorraine (Thomas) Still Smoking.

She is now united with her deceased children Earl James (Bear) Weatherwax, Thelma Jeanne Weatherwax, Albert Wayne Still Smoking Jr. and baby Still Smoking.

Marie worked many jobs and wasn't content to stay at home. She worked at a local Cafe

(RedCrow Kitchen), Blackfeet Pencil Factory, Nursing Home, Firefighter (Camp Crew Boss), but her favorite place to work was at the lodge in East Glacier Park. It could be said it was a homecoming for her because she grew up in and around East Glacier Park. She also spent time in Big Badger with her mother's family and in Heart Butte with her Father’s ancestral family, the Mountain Chiefs.

Marie attended Boarding School, Browning Public School, and Cold Feet School. She was also a contributing Elder of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, and a SlickFoot Society Member. Marie loved to take evening rides, She loved family picnics, grandchildren’s graduations, birthday parties, attending Pow-wow to watch her grandchildren dance, (She was very proud of them), and she loved to travel with her Best Friend Leona “Tinsey” Sharp throughout pow-wow country until she passed.

Her serviceberry picking skills varied as she aged, but her passion did not falter. To those who knew Marie would say “bingo” was her passion. Her final outing was to Glacier Peaks Bingo and to be with all her Bingo friends.