Obituary for Clara Marie Garcia (Poor Bear)
Clara Marie Poor Bear-Garcia was born on December 26, 1948 to Julia Lone Wolf and Theodore Poor Bear in Allen, SD. Clara passed away on December 31, 2017 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.
Clara is survived by her husband, Rufie “Rudy” Garcia of Pueblo, CO; daughters, Elaine Mato Tama Hece of Allen, SD, Holly Quinn of Allen, SD, Marty Hawkins of Duncan, NE, Dana Washington of Allen, SD, Clara Poor Bear of Duncan, NE, Cecil Poor Bear of Martin, SD, April Poor Bear of Rapid City, SD, Crystal Briones and Cheryl Briones, both of Norfolk, NE, and Lisa Adair of Alliance, NE; hunka daughters, Erica Reyes of Martin, SD, Angela Bush of Allen, SD, Lisa Jackson of Sisseton, SD, Carol Lakota of Pine Ridge, SD and Keena Claussen of Martin, SD; sons, Richard Cross of Allen, SD Miguel Marrufo of Porcupine, SD, Ramon Marrufo of Eagle Butte, SD, Wambli Poor Bear of Allen, SD, Tony Marrufo of Kyle, SD, and Justin Poor Bear of Allen, SD; sisters, Elaine (Lindolfo) Martinez, Darlene Poor Bear and Mary Jealous of Him, all of Allen, SD, Colene Bald Eagle of Martin, SD, Linda Flores and Jennie Tilden, both of Columbus, NE, Barbara Arnakin and Margie Barnes, both of Alliance, NE and Audra Youngman of Scottsbluff, NE; brothers, Doug Poor Bear of Allen, SD and Donald Tilden of Columbus, NE; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Clara was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore Poor Bear and Julia Lone Wolf; sisters, Myrtle Poor Bear, Angelina Poor Bear-Reyes and Rochelle Lone Wolf; brothers, Willard Poor Bear, Arveal Whirlwind Horse, MacArthur Poor Bear and Roscoe Poor Bear; daughter, Bobbie K. Hacker; and sons, Tom Poor Bear and Eustacio Marrufo, Jr.
Wake Services: Two night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Friday, January 5, 2018 at the American Horse School Gymnasium in Allen, SD.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the American Horse School Gymnasium in Allen, SD.
Officiating: Pastor Tim Wardell & Paul Bentley
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Jim Cross and Mr. Justin Poor Bear
Burial Services: Allen Community Cemetery, Allen, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD