Raymond "Ringo" New Holy
Ringo New Holy, 54, of Elizabethtown, died at home peacefully, Thursday, July 5, 2018. Born on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Pine Ridge, South Dakota, he was the son of the late Ambrose New Holy and Keva Ghost.
Ringo attended Oglala Community School and Bennett County School where he excelled as a cross country and track athlete. He was a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation and was a Pipe Carrier and Sundancer. He grew up on the Reservation with his brothers and sisters prior to moving to Pennsylvania.
During his younger years, Ringo worked on numerous ranches and was a wild horse racer. He appeared as a horseman in the 1990 blockbuster movie, “Dancing with Wolves” and the 1991 TV Movie, “Son of the Morning Star”.
He was a self-employed bonded and professional driver for numerous pharmaceutical companies.
Raymond is survived by his longtime girlfriend, Heather Abramo, Elizabethtown, sons, Travis New Holy of Porcupine, SD and Curtis New Holy of Rapid City, SD; daughters, Janice & Emily New Holy both of Elizabethtown, PA; granddaughter, Emmaleigh Cheri Erin Martin of Oglala, SD; sisters, Eileen (Sam) Moves Camp of Little Grass Creek, Nancy Marshall of Hot Springs, SD, Dianne Iron Bird of Pine Ridge, SD, Sharon Arrowchis of Preston, ID, Judy New Holy of Oglala, SD, and Trudy New Holy of Little Grass Creek, SD; hunka sisters, Janie Redman Four Horns of Standing Buffalo, Saskatchewan, Canada, Mary Ann Robins of Conestoga, PA, and Paulette Poitras of Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada; brothers, Charley New Holy of Scenic, SD, Gary New Holy of Little Grass Creek, and Ambrose New Holy, Jr. of Oglala, SD; and hunka brothers, Richard “Whip” Schappell of Schnecksville, PA, Ralph Ashwashige of Sudbury, Ontario, and Douglas Spotted Eagle of Albuquerque, NM.
Raymond was preceded in death by his son, Troy New Holy; and parents, Ambrose New Holy, Sr. and Keva Ghost.
Wake Services: Two night wake services will start at 4:00 PM, Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 each night of the wake services.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Officiating: Father Edmund Yainao, S.J.
Traditional Lakota Services: To Be Announced
Burial Services: Little Grass Creek Cemetery, Oglala, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD