Whiteplume, Sr., Dr. Burnett

May his memory be eternal!
May the Great Spirit Bless you on your journey home brother-in-law, many ha-hou's for raising our twins for us, Nicky and Annie will alway's carry their Dad close to their heart. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with me, Huey
I didn't know you that well grandpa but I still fell sadness to know that you have gone out of this world, I wish I had got to see you one more time.
Such a massive loss from our lives. You will be missed in so many way
Much love and prayers
Dad ?? I'm sorry I'm not there to send my respects. You and Mom never gave up on me, even years after. Hitting up the pow wows. You and Mom held a naming ceremony for my 18th birthday, my other adopted dad Jerome Oldman gave me my Indian name "Eagle woman". We traveled to Idaho for meetings, remember there being alot if Samon lol. Then you and Mom sent me off to job Corp...... To become a better person. ?? I graduated in 10 months with my GED and as a Forestry Technician. I moved to Southern Utah with my first husband. You guys never turned away from me. Sundance time was the best. Imma miss you both so very much. You and Mom are reunited. Love you Dad.
You will be so missed, Burnett. One of my favorite memories of you involved eating Indian food in Laramie, WY and hearing you say, with a twinkle in your eye, "They say this is spicy, but I don't think so..." Then, after a brief pause, "Oh.... wait a minute..." as your smile turned to desperation and glass after glass of water was emptied. I still think of that often, and, of course, about the many lessons you taught me. Sending strength and peace to your family and the Northern Arapaho Nation.
I will miss you, my friend. You never tired of answering my questions. You taught me so much, and I appreciated it more than you knew. This is not good-bye, just see you later.
What a wonderful man that we will miss. He accomplished so much for the benefit of so many! We are sad for the loss of Dr. Burnett.
Sending deep condolences to the Whiteplume family. Burnett was a good friend from his WSU days and long after, when he worked for the National Indian Health Board in Denver, CO. I was proud of his resolve to live a sober and healthy life, so that he could devote himself to greater purpose serving our creator. I wished I could have congratulated him on the completion of his Ph.D., and called him Dr. Whiteplume. I know he loved his family dearly, with faith, hope and charity. May this kind man, rest in peace.
So sorry for the loss of Burnett, have known him many years. A great loss to the community, the Arapaho people, friends & family & the encouragement of education.
Always treated me with respect & friendship, as I did for him. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Heetce' noohoo be3en,

Merlene Boo'oowu