Danny Junior Eagle, 58, of Pocatello passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Portneuf Care and Rehabilitation Center in Pocatello.
Danny was born Nov. 9, 1952, in Pocatello to Ella Sambo and Paul Eagle of Fort Hall. Later in childhood he was adopted by Homer and Nell Cutler of Ross Fork Creek.
Danny attended school in the Fort Hall area and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1971. While in high school he was active in the Rodeo Club, FFA and Indian Club.
On June 25, 1971, Danny married his high school sweetheart, Gwenevier L. Dixey. On March 1, 1972. they welcomed their first daughter, Wendy Lee Eagle. On Oct. 30, 1975, their second daughter Colista Lynn Eagle was born. Danny and Gwen were later divorced.
Danny was a horseshoer by trade, but did other jobs as a heavy equipment operator, laborer and even a police officer. Danny was an enrolled member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and lived most of his life in the Fort Hall area with the exception of the times that he resided in Riverton, Wyo.
He is survived by his daughters, Wendy L. Eagle of Fort Hall; Colista (Kidd) Eagle-Farmer of Pocatello; companion Sharon Frasure of Malad; mother Ella Sambo Appenay, sister Mary Ann Appenay, brother Morgan Poog, all of Fort Hall; nephews Logan Eagle and James Perry; grandchildren Lailoni Eagle, Ueliyas and Cohl Redwoman.
He was preceded in death by his father Paul Eagle and adopted parents, Homer and Nell Cutler; and two brothers, Melvin Poog and Cordel Eagle.
Danny will be taken at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, to the Ross Fork Community Lodge Center in Fort Hall until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, when traditional Native American burial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ross Fork Creek Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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