Cora Bird Hat (Thunder Bull)
Cora Pearl (Thunder Bull) Bird Hat was born on April 27, 1950 in Pine Ridge, SD to Vincent and Ella (Imitates Dog) Thunder Bull. Cora made her journey to the Spirit World on July 16, 2018 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.
Cora is survived by her husband, Clinton Bird Hat of Ashland, MT; children, Heidi Merrill of Kyle, SD, Vincent Merrill of Rapid City, SD, Angel Merrill of El Mirage, AZ, Belle Merrill of Rapid City, SD, Larry Merrill and Ransom Merrill both of Phoenix, AZ, and Winter Rose Merrill of Rapid City, SD; brother Earl Thunder Bull of Pine Ridge, SD; sisters, Bernadine (Bill) May of Casa Grande, AZ, Susan Thunder Bull, Phyllis Campbell, Dorothy Thunder Bull, and Amanda (Jim) Christensen all of Kyle, SD; hunka sister, Eunice Nassar of Pittsburgh, PA; hunka brother, John Conally of Pittsburgh, PA; and grandchildren, Anthony Pena and Petra Kyr, Alexandria Gonzales, Ella Merrill, Pretty Plume Merrill Tatanka Merrill, Wiyaka Merrill, Cameron Young, Aiden Richey, Trinity Merrill, and Spring Rain Merrill.
Cora was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Ella Thunder Bull; and grandparents, Shields Thunder Bull, Josephine Bissonette;, Wallace Imitates Dog, Belle Black Bear, Douglas Stuart Thunder Bull, Rose Thunder Bull-White Face; Malcolm Thunder Bull, Linda Thunder Bull-Means, Faye Thunder Bull-Lone Hill, and Cecil Thunder Bull
Wake/Funeral Services: A one night wake will start at 4:00 PM, Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Hall in Kyle, SD with funeral services starting at 7:00 PM at the Hall with military roll call starting after services.
Officiating: President Curtis Schmidtlein
Burial Services: Burial procession will start at 9:45 AM, Friday, July 20, 2018 from Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Hall in Kyle to arrive at Black Hills National Cemetery at 12:00 PM, for the committal services
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD