Carlotta Lou Huckobey “Thunderhorse” Fox (Carlotta Tibbetts)
Carlotta Lou Huckobey “Thunderhorse” Fox of Deer Lodge, (known as Carlotta Tibbetts) of Deer Lodge and Blair, Nebr., daughter of Anna Lou Jackie Fox Larsen and Carl Robert Huckobey and step-father Arnold E. Larsen, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Golden Living Center in Tekamah, Nebr. She was 69 years old.
Carlotta was born in Ardmore, Okla. in the year 1944. When she was young, she moved to California with her mother who then met and married Arnold E. Larsen.
Carlotta then had a step-sister Dottie Larsen Dutton. While attending Azusa High School in Azusa, Calif., she met and married Robert Charles Tibbetts who was born in Denison, Iowa. Together, they had three children, Robert Charles Jr., Tyrrie Lynn, and Angelina Noel.
After receiving her GED, Carlotta worked as a LPN until she was in an automobile accident and sustained a traumatic brain injury. After awaking from a month-long coma, Carlotta devoted her life to her children and family.
She loved deeply which had a lasting, positive impression on how to love and be loved.
She had a couple of marriages after Robert Charles Tibbetts; she married Edward R. Lampe in 1973 and divorced him in 1977.
She worked at Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs, until she attended the University of Montana in 1981 where she studied accounting and art. She worked as an artist with her own business drawing portraits until she moved to Blair, Nebr. in 2004.
During her time in Blair, she was ecstatic to learn that she had a half-brother, Rickie Foreman, from Oklahoma City. While in Blair, her time, mission, and gift to her family became genealogy work. She continued that work, Skyping with brother Rickie, until her health prevented her.
Shortly thereafter, she met in heaven those who preceded her in death: her mother, fathers, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The survivors who miss her include son Robert Charles Jr. of Great Falls, daughters Tyrrie Lynn Tibbetts Solheim of Blair and Angelina N. Fox of Fort Collins, aunt Nellie Fox-Combe of Shawnee, half brother Rickie Foreman of Oklahoma City, nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren (with one more on the way). She is loved dearly.
Memorial services will be held June 19, 2014 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Deer Lodge at 3 p.m.