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Leon Bettelyoun
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Leon Louis "Moss"
1948 - 2018
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Obituary for Leon Louis "Moss" Bettelyoun

Leon Louis "Moss"  Bettelyoun
Leon L. “Moss” Bettelyoun was born on July 31, 1948 in Pine Ridge, SD to George and Thelma (Big Crow) Bettelyoun. Leon passed away on January 10, 2018 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Leon was a lifelong resident of Pine Ridge, SD, he worked for the South Dakota Department of Transportation for 35 years until he retired ; he then spent the remainder of his days caring for his daughter Cathy. Leon liked to be the first to solve the puzzles on Wheel of Fortune, he enjoyed rodeos, spending time with his granddaughter, Josie, whom he loved dearly, and he enjoyed his family time and loved to visit with everybody. Moss was a hardcore Thorpe Fan and he enjoyed teasing people and making others laugh.

Leon is survived by his loving wife, Lula (Janis) Bettelyoun of Pine Ridge, SD; children, Wesley Bettelyoun and Cathy Bettelyoun; step-son, Darin Janis; hunka son, Cheezer Standing Bear; granddaughter, Josie Bettelyoun; sisters, Co Twiss and Lucy Bettelyoun; brothers, Fred “Fluff” Bettelyoun, Ike Bettelyoun, and Phil Bettelyoun; aunt, Leatrice Mills; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Leon was preceded in death by his parents, George, Sr. and Thelma (Big Crow) Bettelyoun; brother, George “Willie” Bettelyoun; and sisters, Gloria Bettelyoun and Kathy Lorna Richards.

Visitation Services: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD.
Funeral Services: 12:00 PM, Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD
Officiating: Rev. Rhoda Mesteth
Burial Services: Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD
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