Alissa Ann "Mi he Zhinga--Little Moo

                    March 13, 1970  -  October 26, 2011

Life Legacy

Funeral services for Alissa Ann (Mi he Zhinga) Thomas, age 41, of Santee, Nebraska will be at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, October 30, 2011 at the Oyate Oyanke Community Center in Santee, Nebraska.

Visitation and Wake will be from 4:00 P.M. Thursday, October 27, 2011 until service time.

Brockhaus Funeral Home of Niobrara is in charge of arrangements.

She died Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at Alpine Village in Verdigre, Nebraska.

Alissa Ann Mi he Zhinga--Little Moon (Washington) Thomas, daughter of Charles and Clarissa (Phillips) LaPlante, was born March 13, 1970, in Lincoln, Nebraska. She moved to Santee, Nebraska in 1986.

Alissa graduated from Nebraska Indian Community College in Santee, Nebraska with an Associate Degree. She worked in a nursing home in Wayne, Nebraska until 1998, when her illness became severe. Alissa battled pain on a daily basis, but always kept a smile on her face. She loved her brothers, Waylon and Elvis LaPlante, and sisters Kathleen Washington, Deana James, and Lizzie Swalley. Alissa helped raise her nieces and nephews until they were able to attend school. They were her pride and joy. Alissa loved karaoke; she often thought of herself as another Loretta Lynn. Alissa loved to watch Law and Order, Las Vegas and scary movies.

She is survived by her son, Wyatt Thomas, Jr. and his fianc, Amanda Fiedler; parents, Charles and Clarissa LaPlante of Santee, Nebraska; sisters, Kathleen Washington, Deana James, and Lizzie Swalley, all of Santee; brothers, Waylon LaPlante, Elvis LaPlante, and Weylyn Washington, all of Santee; many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles; her extended family in Riverton, Wyoming; as well as her Washington, Antelope, Crazy Thunder, Bell, and Omaha Tribal Families.




March 13, 1970

Lincoln, Nebraska


October 26, 2011

Verdigre, Nebraska


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Oyate Oyanke Community Center

Santee, Nebraska


Congregational Cemetery

Santee, Nebraska


                        Ryan Redowl                           Mato Makes Room For Them

                        Chris Swalley                                           Chrissean Swalley

                        Weylyn Washington                                      Harlan Thomas


                        Erin (Chi Chi) Thomas                   Winona (Candy) Enyard

                        Tashina Thomas                                             Sandy Johnson

                        Jessie Morris                                             Jessica Crowshoe

                        Edith Bickerstaff                                         Cynthia Redwing

                        Ericka (Monie) Simone                                  Nancy Crosley


Brockhaus Funeral Home

Niobrara, Nebraska

Born: March 13, 1970

Death: October 26, 2011

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