Obit: Vincent F. "Chubby" Greyhorn, Jr.

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal
Vincent F. "Chubby" Greyhorn, Jr.

Vincent F. “Chubby” Greyhorn Jr. “He Hota Hoksina” (Greyhorn Boy) 31, of Fort Totten, N.D., passed away early Sunday morning, February 17, 2013 at Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake.

The Wake for Vincent will be held at the St. Michael Wellness Center, St. Michael, N.D. on Thursday, February 21, beginning at 5 p.m. with a prayer service at 8 p.m.  The procession to St. Michael will leave on Thursday at 4 p.m. from Wal-Mart.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 22 at 10:30 a.m. also at the St. Michael Wellness Center with Fr. Charles Leute OP officiating.  Vincent will be laid to rest on the Greyhorn Family land in the spring. Music will be provided by Tony and Vina McDonald, Sarah Dubois, Samone Motley and all Drum Groups are welcome to share their songs in memory of Vincent.

Active pallbearers for Chubby will be David Lawrence, Robert Lawrence, Richard Lawrence, Antoine Motley, Ralph Peoples, Addison Greyhorn, Dana Anderson, Archie Redfox III, Ricky Walter Jr. and Lynn Lawrence.  Honorary pallbearers will be Vincent’s brothers and sisters, David (Michelle) Lawrence, Melody (Rick Dubois) Lawrence, Belle (Dana Anderson) Lawrence, Frances (Ralph Peoples) Greyhorn-Peoples, Olisa Greyhorn-Charboneau; other relatives, and friends, Robert (Kyla) Lawrence, Alison (Ricky) Lawrence, Mindy (Curtis) Lawrence, Richard (Kateri) Lawrence, Sarah Dubois, Brittany (Mitch) Dubois, Samone Motley, Jerah (Ty) Chaske, Carlos Wadsworth, Leslie Whitedress, Reno Whitedress, Kerri BirdHorse, Luther Hinton, Alice Yellow, Phillip BirdHorse, Ron Yellow Jr., Robbi Baker, Wesley BirdHorse, Kelly BirdHorse, Kami BirdHorse, Fred Longie Jr., Clarence Morin Sr., Duane Jackson Jr., Cory Greene, Keith (Fallon) Greywater, Anne (Donovan) Robertson, Kirsten (Gary) Cavanaugh and James Robertson Jr.

Please forgive us if we forgot to name someone, it was not intentional.  We are doing our best in this very hard time.

Vincent Frank was born on September 19, 1981 in Devils Lake, N.D.  He was the loving son of Belva (BirdHorse) and Vincent Greyhorn Sr. He attended school at Warwick Public School and graduated with the class of “2001”.  After graduating he went on to United Tribes Technical College for two years and received his degree in Auto Mechanics.  Vincent then came back home to the St. Michael area. He was employed with the Spirit Lake Fish and Wildlife Department for the past nine years.

He was blessed to have special friend Jean Cavanaugh and two beautiful daughters in his life, his oldest Viennah, two years old and his baby Viyah, eight months old.  Vincent was a very kind, loving soul. He was a quiet man that loved to have fun. He loved to tease and joke around with friends and family.  He was always with his baby girls after they were born.  They were his heart and soul.

Vincent is survived by his loving family.  A very special friend, Jean Cavanaugh, Fort Totten; daughters, Viennah and Vayah Greyhorn also Ft. Totten; his parents, Belva and Vincent Greyhorn Sr., St. Michael; brother, David (Michelle) Lawrence, St. Michael; sisters, Melody (Rick) Lawrence, St. Michael, Belle (Dana) Lawrence, Devils Lake, Frances (Ralph) Greyhorn-Peoples, Ft. Totten, Olisa (Marvin) Charboneau, Devils Lake, Ginny Greyhorn Shultz and Tammy Greyhorn VerMeer both of California; aunts, Roberta Yellow, Bismarck, N.D. and Darlene Wadsworth, St. Michael; nieces, Alison (Ricky) Lawrence, St. Michael, Mindy (Curtis) Lawrence, Crowhill, ND, Sarah Dubois, St. Michael, Brittany (Mitch) Dubois, St. Michael, Samone Motley, Devils Lake, Jerah (Ty) Chaske, St. Michael, Julia Hill, Ft. Totten and Julieann Hill also Ft. Totten; nephews, Robert (Kyla) Lawrence, Devils Lake, Richard (Kateri) Lawrence, St. Michael, Antoine Motley, Devils Lake, David Mandan, Devils Lake, Douglas Lawrence, Devils Lake, Addison Greyhorn, Ft. Totten, Julian Hill, Ft. Totten, Julius Hill, Ft. Totten, Christopher Christofferson, Warwick, Daylyn Lawrence and Stephan Lawrence both St. Michael; godchildren Richard Lawrence, Addison Greyhorn, Lynn Lawrence and Ethan Lawrence;

 He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Frank and Mary Greyhorn and maternal grandparents Robert and Alice BirdHorse; brother, Lynn Lawrence; uncles and aunt, Kermit BirdHorse, Reginald and Gladys BirdHorse, William Greyhorn and Tony Wadsworth.

Friends may sign the online register book at

Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of arrangements.