Obituaries & Tributes

Immediate Need

Pre-Arrange Your Funeral

Contact Us

Site Search

Veterans Memorial Wall

Powered by the Book of Memories™ Online Tribute

G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." The men and women who served in the armed forces, whether during a time of war, or one of peace, are living examples of that contradiction. Each should be honored and remembered, so that our gratitude never fades.

Our Veterans' Memorial Wall includes the names of those individuals who served the nation, and are now entrusted to our care. If the veteran you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your veteran. Names are listed alphabetically.

Current Services

Ruth Whiting

September 23, 1963 - - November 21, 2019

Funeral arrangements for Ruth Whiting, age 56 of New Underwood, SD are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD. Ruth made her journey to the Spirit World on November 21, 2019 in Rapid City, SD.

Vernon Moves Camp

August 18, 1954 - - November 16, 2019

Vernon Moves Camp was born on August 18, 1954 in Ti Ska to James Moves Camp and Ellen (Winters) Moves Camp. Vernon passed away peacefully at his home in Oglala, with his wife by his side on November 16, 2019. Vern woke up every day, with thanks to Tunkasila for this beautiful day. His loves include spending time with loved ones, family, and friends, fighting for the people b ...

David Brings Plenty

July 15, 1944 - - November 15, 2019

David Phillip Budsy Brings Plenty was born on July 14, 1944 in Pine Ridge, SD to Phillip John Brings Plenty and Sophia Elizabeth (Smith) Brings Plenty. David made his journey to the Spirit World on November 15, 2019 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD. David was a well-respected advocate for the youth through sports and traditional Lakota customs. He was the ...

Dana Lone Hill

February 29, 1972 - - November 15, 2019

Dana Lynn Lonehill was born on a leap day, February 29, 1972, because then she could pretend her birthday was both on February 28, March 1, and sometimes she would try for the 2nd, too. She was raised by powerful Lakota matriarchs, Grandma Dod (Darlene McLaughlin) and her mother, Jeaneen Lonehill. At age 5, she watched them fighting and screaming about a baseball game, Grandma ...

Francis Thunder Hawk Sr

October 26, 1944 - - November 13, 2019

Francis “Chubbs” Thunder Hawk, Sr. “Tasunke Kinyen” was born on October 26, 1944 at home in Porcupine, SD to Charles Thunder Hawk and Susie Jealous of Him-Thunder Hawk. Francis made his journey to the Spirit World on November 13, 2019 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD. Francis Chub Thunder Hawk, Tasunke Kinye lived life doing what he loved, riding ...

Marlene Backs

May 31, 1937 - - November 12, 2019

Marlene Faith Barker-Backs was born on May 31, 1937 in Pine Ridge, SD to Evans and Sara (Brown Bull) Barker. Marlene made her journey to the Spirit World on November 12, 2019 at the Regional Health Home Plus Hospice House in Rapid City, SD. Marlene graduated from OCS in 1956 and graduated from the Indian School of Practical Nursing in 1959 in Albuquerque, NM. She was employ ...

Alan Waters Sr

April 05, 1971 - - November 12, 2019

Alan Sheldon Waters, Sr. was born on April 5, 1971 in Pine Ridge, SD to Joseph “Kadoke” Waters and Dorothy (Ten Fingers) Waters. Alan made his journey to the Spirit World on November 12, 2019 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD. Alan, Sr. is survived by his sons, Michael Waters, Alan Waters, Jr. and Terrence Waters, all of Pine Ridge, SD; daughters, Linds ...

Filbert Janis

December 20, 1946 - - November 11, 2019

Filbert William Janis, Sr. was born on December 22, 1946 in Pine Ridge, SD to Hobert Janis and Ella (Ringing Shield) Janis. Filbert made his journey to the Spirit World on November 11, 2019 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD. Filbert, Sr. is survived by his wife, Linda Janis of Pine Ridge, SD; children, Filbert Janis, Jr., Ann Marie Janis and Lillie Mitchell ...

Tamera Ashley

October 05, 1971 - - November 11, 2019

Tamera Gayle Ashley was born on October 5, 1971 in Pine Ridge, SD to Gayle Ashley and Linda (Thunder Bull) Means. Tamera made her journey to the Spirit World on November 11, 2019 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD. Tamera is survived by her children, Brittany Marie (Egan Longman, Jr.) Ashley, Michael Douglas (Samie Means) Ashley, Stephen Tanner (Tori DuBray) ...

Mariah Bettelyoun

July 15, 1999 - - November 10, 2019

Mariah Leray Bettelyoun “Wakinyan Luta Win”, was born on July 5, 1999 in Pine Ridge, SD to Richard L. Bettelyoun and Colette R. Bagola. Mariah made her journey to the Spirit World on November 10, 2019 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD. Mariah is survived by her only son, Bison Lee Bettelyoun; father, Richard L. Bettelyoun III; mother, Colette R. Bagola ...

Page 1 of 3

Next Page

Get real-time notifications of new services in your community directly to your email or feed reader.

Proudly Serving the PINE RIDGE Community

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