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Missoula family mourns death of young daughter

Posted at 8:04 AM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 10:04:35-05

MISSOULA – A Missoula family is in mourning after the loss of their 6-year-old daughter.

Allison Eaglespeaker was a kindergartner at Russell Elementary School after originally enrolling at Chief Charlo Elementary School in Missoula.

Her mother, Crystal Whiteshield, tells MTN News that her daughter “passed from complications from the flu, pneumonia, and asthma.”

Crystal would like for people to know that her daughter was beautiful, happy and so full of life.

“We are so devastated that the flu took our baby away from us,” she said.

A Go Fund Me Page states Allison passed away on Saturday while under the care of Community Medical Hospital in Missoula.

Money is being raised to cover medical expenses, transportation for Allison from Missoula to Browning and final resting place in Star School, Montana as well as expenses to cover any funeral and memorial services.

There will be a memorial service for Allison on Monday, Dec. 3, at the Open Door Baptist Church in Missoula at 7 p.m.

Her mother, Crystal, says flowers can be sent to the church until 6 p.m. Monday night.

There will be a dinner to follow provided by Taco SanoMCPS Indian Ed Dept, and Missoula Urban Indian Center.

Crystals says if people would like to bring more food, they are more than welcome to bring their dishes to the church’s dining hall beginning at 6 p.m.

This service is open to anyone who would like to attend.