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Sandra Bush
In Memory of
Sandra Marie
Bush (Hawk Wing)
1944 - 2018
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Obituary for Sandra Marie Bush (Hawk Wing)

Sandra Marie Bush was born on July 17, 1944 in Pine Ridge, SD to Foster and Doris (Mesteth) Hawk Wing. Sandra passed away on October 9, 2018 near Long Valley, SD.

Sandra grew up near Long Valley, SD and attended grade school at Crazy Horse Day School in Wanblee, SD. Sandra graduated high school in 1964 in Pine Ridge at Holy Rosary. After high school, Sandra attended college in Dallas, TX, Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD, and Oglala Lakota College where she graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Business Management and Social Work, she was a few credits away in obtaining her Bachelors.

On September 30, 1967, Sandra married the love of her life, Gerald Bush; to this union ten children were born, Gerald, Jr., Bradley, Luke, Terrolyn, Donna, Michele, Stephanie, Iris, Kristal, and Sharyl. Sandra enjoyed many activities with her family, among them were gardening, cooking, sewing, and making beautiful star quilts, she was truly the matriarch of her family.

During Sandra’s working career, she was a council woman for the Eagle Nest District, she was a member of the school board for Crazy Horse School, and she worked as a secretary for the Allen Day School. Sandra was also a parishioner of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Wanblee where she served as a lay minister for the church.

Sandra is survived by her husband of 51 years, Gerald Bush, Sr. of Long Valley, SD; children, Gerald Bush, Jr. of Albuquerque, NM, Bradley Bush of Long Valley, SD, Luke Bush of Albuquerque, NM, Terrolyn Teague of McAlester, OK, Donna Janis-Whalen of Pine Ridge, SD, Michele Long Soldier of Long Valley, SD, Stephanie Bush of Rapid City, SD, Iris Bush and Kristal Bush both of Wanblee, SD, and Sharyl Bush of Albuquerque, NM; 20 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, Foster and Doris Hawk Wing; and grandchildren, Serenity Bogue and Jude Bush.

Wake Services: 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall in Pine Ridge, SD with Rosary services starting at 7:00 PM at the Church.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 AM, Monday, October 15, 2018 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery in Pine Ridge, SD
Officiating: Father Edmund Yainao, S.J.
Burial Services: 2:30 PM, Monday, October 15, 2018 at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD
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