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Deborah Arlette
Jealous of Him

December 1, 1961 – December 3, 2018

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Obituary for Deborah Arlette Jealous of Him

Deborah Arlette Jealous of Him, 57, unexpectedly passed away December 3, 2018 in Eureka California.

Born on December 1, 1961 in Pine Ridge South Dakota to Louis Jealous of Him and Bessie Rock Jealous of Him, Debbie has gone on to meet the Creator. A proud tribal member of the Oglala Lakota and a daughter, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother and friend to many, she will be remembered and missed by all.

A natural beauty, and kind soul with an adventurous spirit, Debbie leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, independence, indigenous rights activism, and tenacity for survival while enduring loss and illness.

Being raised on the Pine Ridge reservation, Debbie faced many hardships at a young age like many around her at that time. Through perseverance and a vision of a brighter future for indigenous youth, Debbie participated in activism as part of “AIM youth”, which advocated for anti-racism, Native American civil rights and many more controversial issues during the 70’s in which she was active. It was during this time in the 70’s that Debbie found her first love and father to her beautiful twin daughters. Gary Prettybird with his handsome smile and charm along with excellent horseman skills, caught the attention of Debbie, and although long separated and Mr. Prettybird passing many years before her, they shared a special place in their hearts for each other. It can be assured they have reunited in the heavens and are smiling down on the beautiful life they have brought onto this earth.

Debbie spent the last 40 years of her life in Humboldt County. Finding a welcoming home on the Hoopa Valley reservation and birthing 6 more children with Glenn Jones Sr. The Jones family became Debbie’s family and she was loved like a daughter and relative. So many memories have been made for her in Humboldt County, the good along with the bad, and it was a beautiful place to her in which she did not want to leave. Cruising the mountains with friends or cooling off in the Trinity River on a hot summer day or heading to the coast for some fresh Pacific Ocean breeze, Debbie was always looking to have a good time.

Debbie is survived by her sisters, Sharron Twiss-Clifford of Manderson, SD, Dianne Jealous of Him-Martinez of Rapid City, SD, Sheryl Jealous of Him of Ft. Worth, TX, and Amy Jealous of Him-Walters of Denver, CO; brothers Louis (Iggy) Jealous of Him II of Porcupine, SD, Waldron “Wally” Jealous of Him Sr. of Rapid City, SD, and Delno Jealous of Him of California; Her children, Waunshila Jealous of Him, Hakekta Jealous of Him, Glenn Jones Jr., Veronica Jones, Tyrone Jones, Jeremiha Jones, Monique Clayton, Dakota Bailey, and Roman Jealous of Him; Her grandchildren, Aiyana Cafferty, Chaske Carr, Feather Rakestraw, Adrian Funmaker, Mazakahomni Funmaker, Kimimila Funmaker, Jacoby Jones, Julian Jones, Samia Jones, Dyami Brooks, Aliyah Brooks, Lula Nunez, Benji Nunez, Jeremiah Jones Jr., and Izaiah Jones; Her special friend, Glenn Jones Sr. and many more friends and family members who loved and cared for her.

Debbie was preceded in death by her Mother, Bessie Rock Jealous of Him; her Father, Louie Jealous of Him; her brother, Jonathan Twiss, Sr.; half sister, Sandra Jealous of Him; and half brother, Rodney Jealous of Him. She will be laid to rest next to her mother in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Porcupine, SD.

Wake Services: One night service starting at 4:00 PM, Friday, December 14, 2018 at the Elderly Meals Building in Porcupine, SD
Funeral Services: 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Elderly Meals Building in Porcupine, SD
Officiating: Pastor Christian Morgan of the Potter’s House in Rapid City, SD
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Mike Little Boy, Sr. and Mr. Mike Little Boy, Jr.
Burial Services: Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Porcupine, SD

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

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First Night Wake Service

When Friday, December 14th, 2018 4:00pm
Elderly Meals Building-Porcupine
Porcupine, SD

Service Information

Saturday, December 15th, 2018 1:00pm
Pastor Christian Morgan
Mr. Mike Little Boy
Traditional Lakota Services by
Mr. Mike Little Boy
Elderly Meals Building-Porcupine
Porcupine, SD

Interment Information

Porcupine Presbyterian Cemetery
Porcupine, SD 57772
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