Darlene Poor Bear
Darlene Elizabeth Poor Bear was born on February 15, 1946 at home in Allen, SD to Theodore Poor Bear and Julie Lone Wolf. Darlene made her journey to the Spirit World surrounded by her loving family on May 31, 2018 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.
Darlene has been known for her exceptional quilting work, her star quilts can be seen all over the country being displayed proudly by the people she has quilted them for. Darlene was also known by everyone as “Granny,” even people who did not know her called her that, she was always taking time for everyone and giving them attention even if she did not know them, Darlene will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
Darlene is survived by her children, James (Pamela Attack Him) Cross of Allen, SD, Elroy (Deb) Cross of Wanblee, SD, Cecile (Milton) Poor Bear of Martin, SD, Ronald Cross and Richard Cross both of Allen, SD; the father to her children, Cecil Cross of Allen, SD; her grandchildren whom she raised, Justin (Christine) Poor Bear, Quentin Red Bear, and Jamie Poor Bear all of Allen, SD, and her great granddaughter, Niasha Whirlwind Horse of Martin, SD; sister, Elaine (Lindolfo) Martinez of Allen, SD; brother, Douglas Poor Bear of Allen, SD; hunka children, Tony Marrufo of Kyle, SD, Maria Poor Bear of Martin, SD, and Hamid Pourvakil of Loveland, OH; hunka sisters, Jurene Chief Eagle of Scottsbluff, NE and Mary Jane Goggles of Fort Washakie, WY; 21 grandchildren; and 58 great grandchildren.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore Poor Bear and Julie Lone Wolf; son, Myron Cross; sisters, Clara Garcia, Myrtle Poor Bear, Rochelle Lone Wolf, and Angie Reyes; and brothers, Orville Whirlwind Horse, Willard Poor Bear, Mike McArthur Poor Bear, and Roscoe Poor Bear.
Wake Services: Two night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the American Horse School in Allen, SD
Funeral Services: 1:00 PM, Friday, June 8, 2018 at the American Horse School in Allen, SD
Officiating: Pastor Tim Wardell
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Steve DuBray and Mr. Robert Cross
Burial Services: Church of God Cemetery, Allen, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD