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Renee Lanora Two Crow-Gilbride, 67, of Traverse City, passed away Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Renee was born Aug. 5, 1950 in Minto, North Dakota, the daughter of Mason Lewis Two Crow and Loretta (Blake) Two Crow.
Renee was born in Minto then moved to Chicago with her mother, father, brothers and sisters in 1956. She moved to Northport in 1980 and met the love of her life in 1988. On Jan. 8, 2005 in Peshawbestown, she married Thomas Edward "Gil" Gilbride. Renee would state she and Gil had "29 glorious years."
She worked for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians for many years, then took a position with the CHAPS program in Traverse City, finally volunteering her time with the Father Fred Foundation.
Renee loved people and people loved her. She was "Mama Renee" to many and welcomed them into her home when they needed. She loved watching sports, her favorite was basketball and football - "Go pack, go!" When any game wasn't going how she wanted Renee would say, "Come on man." She loved to go to the casinos here and all over during road trips, stopping at each casino only for a short time.
She loved to sit and watch her TV shows, with her favorite being ID channel. Renee loved her home and was proud of it.
Renee is now with her family and friends; she is laughing with the lady friends she lost and hugging those she cried to see. Renee is looking down and saying like she said to us on Friday, the day before she passed, "Don't cry, don't worry, I am not scared."
Renee is survived by her husband, Thomas "Gil"; her children, Shawn Jones, Gerald Teller, Monica Anderson, Jordan Anderson and Brandon Gilbride; her siblings, Gerald (Darlene) Fox, Minah Fox, Karmen (Liz) Two Crow, Mason Two Crow, Corey (Joyce) Two Crow and Dennis (Liz) Two Crow; her loving grandchildren, McKenzie and Kaden, Drake and Emily, Jada, Dennis, Brooke, Bella Renee, Echo, Ava, Alex and Jerdan; her great-granddaughter, Tippy Toe Teller; and many nieces and nephews she loved so much.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Elmer Two Crow and Mitchell Two Crow; and a grandson, Landon Anderson.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. today, Sept. 6, at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Leelanau.
Published on September 6, 2017
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