Mary Ann Calf Looking, 62, was born on Dec. 21, 1958 to Francis Calf Looking, Sr. and Pauline Upham. She passed on Aug. 10, 2021, in Seattle, Wash.
Wake and Services were held at the Glacier Homes Wake Center in Browning, Mont., on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. Officiant provided by cousin and Rev. Titus Upham. Internment followed at the After Buffalo Cemetery.
Mary Ann was raised on the Blackfeet Reservation and in Seattle. In 1970, she and four of her siblings went to the Cut Bank Boarding School. Later, she went to high school at Busby Boarding School where she met Hank Wolfname, the father of her children.
Mary Ann has three living children: Nicole and Starla Wolfname of Seattle and Forrest Wolfname of Billings, Mont.
Mary Ann held various jobs in customer service and after completing vocational training began working as a medical transcriptionist until she retired. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Those who knew her, knew she was an avid Seattle Seahawks fan.
She was proceeded in death by her paternal grandparents, Paul and Annie Calf Looking; her maternal grandparents: Joseph B. Upham and Mary Jane Barrios; her parents, Francis Calf Looking, Sr. and Pauline Upham; her sibling Paul Calf Looking, Sr. and her infant son, Eli Wolfname.
She is survived by her daughters: Nicole and Starla Wolfname, both of Seattle; and her son, Forrest Wolfname of Billings. She is also survived by her grandchildren Mark Saelee, Jocelyn Wolfname, Kallen Laupati, and Tyler Daniel Wolfname, and her great grand-daughter, Meuylyn Rose Saelee; her siblings Francis Calf Looking, Sr., Hiram Calf Looking, Sr., Memory Calf Looking, and Monica (Jose) Estrada of Seattle; Raven (Greyson) Heavy Runner, Marcelle Mayorquin, and Anna Calf Looking of Browning.
The family want to thank all those who knew and loved Mary Ann, from Browning to the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and onto Seattle.
We’ll always be grateful to the Chief Seattle Club for the support you gave to her and other Natives living far from home.