Colin Leigh Eagle Horse Beaumont was born November 10, 1975 in Chamberlain to Calvin Eagle Horse, Sr. and Joyce Eagle Feather Eagle Horse. His name was actually Calvis Eagle Feather, but when the Department of Human Services took him into custody at the age of two, his name somehow became Colin. His father and grandfather, Wilson Eagle Horse, Sr. both died in an automobile accident in LaPlante when the DSS took him into custody.
At four and a half years old he was adopted, with his sister, Demetria, by the family of Danialle (Rose) and Jim Beaumont. He loved playing with small trucks and toy cars in the yard. He attended school in Pierre (where he was a good softball player) then in Berkeley, California. While there he earned an orange belt at Senninbodo. Then he attended school in Eagle Butte.
At the age of twelve, she entered the Children’s Home Society near Rapid City. At 15 he went to live with his adoptive father and Irene in Redwood City, California. They helped him through various youth programs until he entered the Caminar Reach program.
Colin had the spiritual gifts of Eagle Horse, but they were hard to follow because he was on the FAS/FAE spectrum. These spiritual gifts were often interpreted as hallucinations and he was called a paranoid schizophrenic. When he visited his family in South Dakota in 2013, he was taken to his mother’s grave in Mitchell. They had a conversation and she apologized for using alcohol when she was pregnant with him. She said she said she didn’t know it would affect her brain like that and that if she had known she wouldn’t have used alcohol. This was a healing moment for Colin.
He is a registered member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe.
Colin passed away unexpectedly in South San Francisco, California on February 10 after a long illness.
He is survived by his sister, Demetria Bianca Beaumont; his foster mother from Hot Springs; his adoptive father and stepmother, Irene of Redwood City, CA; and special grandchildren, Tyson, Cheyenne, Dakota, Bianca and Marshall; his natural brothers Adam
November 10, 1975 – February 10, 2023
Atkinson, Char Martin, Chavis Eagle Horse, Chanda Atkinson, Ezekial Lister, Pierette Lister, Robert Garrett, Deanne Eagle Horse and Dustin Eagle Horse.
He was preceded in death by his natural parents and two brothers, Ivan and Derrick; and maternal adoptive grandparents, Jean and Robert Rose.
A memorial service will be held at the Episcopal Church Cemetery in Lower Brule presided over by Dennis Eagle Horse and Harvey Eagle Horse, spiritual leaders. It will be Saturday, March 11 at 2:00 PM CT (1:00 PM MT).
Neptune Society, Belmont, CA, is responsible for settlements.
Memorials and remembrances can be addressed to Demetria Eagle Horse Beaumont, 1756 North Fairview Avenue, Wichita, KS 67203.