Sara Elizabeth Forney was born on September 20, 1934 in the Drywood Community near Oglala, SD to Talton Hawk and Jenny (Hat) Hawk. Sara made her journey to the Spirit World on February 27, 2018 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.
Sara is survived by her spouse, Darold Forney of Oglala, SD; children, Thomas (Louella) Patton, Sr. and Donald Patton both of Oglala, SD, Sandra (Scott) Mabin of Oglala, SD, Eldon (Alva) Forney of Wounded Knee, SD, Cheryl (Dave) Forney, Mitzi (Coy) Big Crow, and Paul (Missy) Forney all of Oglala, SD; hunka son, Greg (Rosemary) Kokolous of Pennsylvania; siblings, Lambert (Mary Lou) Hawk of Pine Ridge, SD and Steve (Pru) Hawk, Sr. of Oglala, SD; adopted brothers, Frank Marshall of Pine Ridge, SD and Vincent Ten Fingers of Chadron, NE; grandchildren, Shauna Patton-Neuman of Boyden, Iowa, Thomas Patton, Jr. of Gering, NE, Melissa Alford of Lincoln, NE, Joshua Williams, Nathaniel Simpson and Eric Mabin all of Oglala, SD, Ashley Forney of Rapid City, SD, Bradley Forney of Wounded Knee, SD, Ryan Forney of Fargo, ND, Michael Wright and Tyler Wright both of Rapid City, SD, Derek Youngman of Oglala, SD, Samantha Youngman of Rapid City, SD, Shaina Forney, River Forney, and Amorita “Rosie” Cross all of Oglala, SD, and Wakinyan Forney of Phoenix, AZ; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren.
Sara was preceded in death by her parents, Talton and Jenny (Hat) Hawk; siblings, Joe Hawk, Phoebe He Crow, Phoebe Thunder Horse, and Tillie White; and children, Owen Patton, Jr., Christian Patton, and Troy Dean Mabin.
Wake Services: Two night wake services starting at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD with a Rosary starting at 7:00 PM, Saturday evening at Brother Rene Hall.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Monday, March 5, 2018 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Officiating: Father Joe Daoust, S.J. and Sister Barb Bogenschutz
Burial Services: Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Cemetery, Oglala, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD