LAME DEER- About 200 people were at Lame Deer High School Friday night to celebrate the life of 14-year-old Henny Scott, who was found dead on the Northern Cheyenne reservation Dec. 28.
Pastor Dennis Bauer offered words of comfort and talked of feelings of anger, but he also encouraged all to pray for investigating Scott’s death.
Her mother, Paula Stops, said she was focused on Scott’s smile and compassion for others.
“She could walk into a room, and she could just light it up. If you’re having a bad day, she’d go up to you and [say], ‘Are you OK? How you feeling today?’” Stops said. “She was everywhere. I know everyone is gonna miss her in these halls and miss her at home, but you know she put her feelings behind to make sure you were OK.”
Next Wednesday, a walk in Scott’s memory will be held from the Lame Deer BIA office to the Little Wolf Capitol.
That day, Jan. 9, would have been Scott’s 15th birthday.
Authorities are conducting an autopsy and have not released the cause of death.