Katelyn White Quills-Pipestem

Obituary of Katelyn Miracle White Quills-Pipestem

July 13, 1994 – Lethbridge, Alberta

July 12, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Katelyn Miracle Pipestem on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at her home in Calgary, AB at the age of 27.


Katelyn is survived by her loving husband Tanner Pipestem of Tsuut’ina, AB, her son Zayden, and daughter Nora; father Evan Melting Tallow Jr. (Diana), mother Yolanda White Quills, mother-in-law Cindy Pipestem, and father-in-law Vincent Pipestem; siblings, Ranelyn Melting Tallow, Julian White Quills, Shaylee Favel, Destiny Weasel Fat, Travis White Quills, Fredrick Weasel Fat, Jericho Weasel Fat, and Chester Weasel Fat. She is also survived by her paternal aunts and uncles, Jewell “Dawn” Meting Tallow (David), Carol Meting Tallow (Carlisle), Bill Melting Tallow Sr. (Jackie), Paul “Butch” Melting Tallow (Dorene), Dave Melting Tallow, Evanlene Melting Tallow – Botain (Robert), Marie Melting Tallow – Neumayer (Louis), and Cindy Tailfeathers (Kabel); her maternal grandmother Katherine “Kathy” Four Horns, auntie Deirdre White Quills, and Pearl White Quills, and uncle Chevy Four Horns. Katelyn is also cherished by numerous siblings, stepsiblings, extended family, adopted family and friends.  


On behalf of the families of: Melting Tallow, White Quills, Pipestem, Davis, Healy, Soop, Carlson, Running Crane, Many Guns, Heavy Runners, Matt, Rider, Shoots First, Russell, Small Face, Many Fingers, Big Throat, Day Chief, Small Legs, Smiths, Tallows, Red Crow, Tailfeathers, Little Mustache, Wolf Childs, Many Heads, Poucettes, Lefthand, Meguinis, One Spot, Whitney, Belhumer, Sanderson, Tokohopie, Allen, Wells, Little Bear, Running Rabbits, Favel, Dodginghorse, and Plant

We apologize if we missed anyone or any family. 


Katelyn was predeceased by paternal-grandparents, Evan Sr. and Juanita Melting Tallow, auntie Anita “Twinks” Melting Tallow; maternal grandfather Chester “Golly” Heavy Runner, auntie Marnia White Quills, Patsy White Quills, Beverely Running Crane, Geraldine “Dolly” White Quills.


Katelyn was also predeceased by her special best friend Richie Red Gun.


Katelyn was born in Lethbridge, AB. raised in the city Calgary, AB and she also was attending school at the Bullhead Adult Learning Centre in Tsuut’ina nation, Katelyn was proceeding to get her diploma to become an addiction counselor. Always a social butterfly. She kept her self-busy with running, with Nora, organizing, listening to music, working out and always doing yoga to clear her head, she loved mental and physical health. She loved playing with her children, loving them up, holding and dancing with her love Tanner, attending functions, hanging out with her sisters and brothers, laughing with them, and fighting them to. Just loving life, itself. She was our daughter, sister, niece, granddaughter, and a best friend anyone could hope for. She was such a beautiful soul. Her spirit always wrapped around you; and her smile lit any room she entered; her laughter was even bigger.


She met, fell for, and married her childhood sweetheart, who swept her off her feet, Tanner Pipestem in September 2020, they have been raising their children Nora and Zaden in Calgary. Katelyn loved her family deeply and all those that were around her.  She impacted so many people and will be greatly missed by her husband, family, friends and her beautiful children.  


Wake Services will be held at the residence of Cindy Pipestem Tsuut’ina Nation, AB, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.


Funeral Service will be celebrated at the Residence of Cindy Pipestem on Thursday, July 21, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Blood reserve (Cardston, AB). Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.


In living memory of Katelyn Pipestem, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.


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