Eliza Ann Owl
9/1/2022 8:09:00 AM
OWL, ELIZA ANNE, age 66, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away
Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at her home.
Funeral Services for Eliza will be held at Clark Family
Funeral Chapel on Friday, September 2, 2022, at 3 p.m. with
Benjamen Evers officiating. Interment will follow at Denver
Township Cemetery. A luncheon will take place at the Tribal
Gym immediately after burial. The family will receive
friends at the funeral chapel on Thursday from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Memorial
contributions may be made to for Anishnaabeg Child and Family Services Foster
Care Program. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.
Eliza was born in Rosebush, Michigan, February 1, 1956, daughter of Fred and
Frances (Altiman) Neyome. Eliza was a member of Saginaw Chippewa Indian
Tribe and worked for them for over 20 years in various positions. She retired in
February 2021 . Eliza worked in various positions throughout Anishnaabeg Child
and Family Services, behavioral health, and youth treatment centers. She
impacted countless numbers of lives throughout her life. Eliza was passionate
about her heritage; she was a cultural leader and teacher, loved beading and was
voted best fry bread within the tribe. She advocated for domestic violence and
ran a shelter in Canada for almost 10 years.
Eliza is survived by her children Frances (Darren) McGraw of Manitoulin Island,
Canada, Melissa Owl (Jim Fulger) of Mt. Pleasant, Allan "Pete" (Alicia) Owl, Jr.
of Mt. Pleasant, Derrick Owl (Kristi Butler) of Mt. Pleasant; 11 grandchildren
Tahsheenah, Chase, Aleigha, Max, Kashtin, Alex, Blake, Jordanna, Lyric, Paul,
Isaac; 13 great-grandchildren; sister Genevieve Chippeway (Robert Oonie
Bennett) of Mt. Pleasant; and special friend Ronald Kwiatkowski of Weidman.
Eliza was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Eva and Anita; and daughter