Obituaries & Tributes

Immediate Need

Pre-Arrange Your Funeral

Contact Us

Site Search

Darmalee Tail

Darmalee Ione Tail

Friday, December 6th, 1974 - Saturday, March 6th, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Darmalee Tail, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Darmalee Tail

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Darmalee's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Darmalee's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Darmalee Ione Tail was born on December 6, 1974 in Pine Ridge, SD to Dale Shepard and Georgia Tail. Darmalee made her journey to the Spirit World on March 6, 2021 in Scottsbluff, NE.

Darmalee is survived by her children, Shawn (Stacey High Hawk) Tail, Melissa and Marissa Featherman; siblings, Gloria (Daryl, Sr.) No Neck, Karen Red Elk, Eva Mesteth, Erna Shepard, Sonya DuBray, Donnie Mesteth, Sr. and Bonita Andrews; and grandchildren, Zoey Tail, Thaileigh Williams and Antonia Wounded Head.

Darmalee was preceded in death by her father, Dale Shepard; spouse, Melvin Featherman; sister, Mona Mesteth; brothers, Tyrone Mesteth, Sr., Dean Andrews, Sr., Jeff Tail and Matt Mesteth, Jr.; and nephews, Tyrone “TJ” Mesteth, Jr., Kyle Mesteth, Shilo Pourier, Eric Brown Bull and Harold Brown Bull, Jr.

Pallbearers will be Shane Kills Back, Daryl No Neck, Jr., Travis Mesteth, Michael Mesteth, Jackson Mesteth, Garrell Little, Flint Tall, Sr., Herman White Whirlwind, Jr., Marlin Iron Crow, Jr., BJ Blue Bird, Jeannie Lone Hill and Latrice Spotted Eagle.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kristina DuBray & Family, Daryllynn & Delissa No Neck, Yvette & Garrell Little & Family, Isaac Lays Bad & Family, Sam & Patricia White Face & Family, Sara Brown Bull, Diamond Bad Heart Bull & Family, Geneva Cuny & Family, Ira Brown Bull & Family, Margaret Steele & Family, Psific Pretty Hip & Family, Ursula Buckman & Family, Richard Tall, Sr., Susan Two Eagle & Family, Clyde Squirrel Coat, Monet Two Eagle & Family, LeAnn Featherman & Family, Rhonda Two Eagle & Family, Yamni Shoulders, Leighanna Featherman, Weldon Spotted Eagle & Family, Sylvia Yellow Boy & Family, Dorothy Tail & Family, Eli Tail, Sr. & Family, Cheryl Locke & Family, Brady Shoulders, Waniyetu Yellow Cloud, Ruby Tail & Family, Edgar & Violet Bear Runner & Family, Marletta Soldier Wolf & Family, Sandra Rouillard & Family, Cindy, Tamera and Yamni Mesteth, Zeno Little, Jim & Julie Cedar Face & Family, Paul Cedar Face & Family, Desirae McBride & Family, Darcy McBride & Family, Danelle McBride, Debbie & Elvis Tail, Will He Crow, Steve Ross & Family, Lacey Colhoff & Family, Ione Thunder Hawk & Family, Mary Horse, Terri Blue Bird & Karyn Mesteth & Family, Tressa & Tiana Featherman, Ardeen Featherman, Devonna Good Voice Elk & Family, Linda Featherman & Family, Terry Featherman, Vicky Brown Bull, Robert Iron Cloud, Sean Lone Hill, and All Friends & Relatives.

Wake Service: One night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at the Sharp’s Corner Baptist Church in Sharp’s Corner, SD
Funeral Services: 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 18, 2021 at the Sharp’s Corner Baptist Church in Sharp’s Corner, SD
Officiating: Pastor Matt Hadden
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Dave Swallow
Burial Services: St. Alban’s Episcopal Cemetery, Porcupine, SD

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Darmalee Ione Tail, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • First Night Wake Service

    Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 2:00pm
    Sharp's Corner Baptist Church
    Sharps, SD
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, March 18th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, March 18th, 2021 2:00pm
    Sharp's Corner Baptist Church
    Sharps, SD
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Matt Hadden
  • Interment

    St. Alban's Episcopal Cemetery
    North of Porcupine, SD
    PORCUPINE, SD 57772
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Darmalee here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Darmalee Ione Tail by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Book of Memories - Sioux Funeral Home

Proudly Serving the PINE RIDGE Community

(605) 867-5454 P.O. Box 277 | PINE RIDGE, SD 57770 | Fax: (605) 867-6254 | Email: