Judy Traversie Big Eagle


Funeral services for Judy Traversie Big Eagle, 65, of Ridgeview, S.D., formerly of Rapid City, were held Wednesday, March 26, at 10:00 a.m. at the Whitehorse Community Center, with Pastor Norman Blue Coat and Calvin Chapman officiating. Music will be provided by the Blue Coat Girls, Sisters In Harmony and Daryl Whipple. Burial was at Emmanuel Episcopal Cemetery, Whitehorse. Wake services were Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the community center. Judy entered the spirit world March 18, 2014, in Phoenix, AZ. Arrangements entrusted to Stout Family Funeral Home of Mobridge.

Our beloved and beautiful mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother Judy Grace Big Eagle made her journey to the spirit world on Tuesday March 18, at the age of 65. She was born March 5th, 1949, in White Horse, S.D., to Julia Traversie. She grew up on the Cheyenne River reservation and spent most of her years in Pierre and Rapid City.  She is survived by and blessed with eight children; Gary Big Eagle, Jerry Big Eagle, Jody Big Eagle, Rita Stanfield, Kara Banceu, Steven McConnell, Beth Elaine Big Eagle and Heather Cook. Between the eight children are numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was deeply loving and selfless, opening her heart to not just friends and family members but to anybody in need of an encouraging word. While suffering a terminal illness she stood strong and independent, managing to achieve the American dream of earning a college degree and buying a home.  Her favorite pastimes were reading, gardening, nurturing her pets and doing sudoku puzzles.
She is preceded in death by her siblings Joyce Traversie, Janet Garreaux, Jack Jewett and Elvis Little Bear.Thank you to God and to Judy for the memories. You will be dearly missed.

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Most recent Eagle Butte Special City Council Meeting held on April 23, 2014. Recording is of the entire open session excluding executive session. Action taken was to restate and re-approve three motions made at the April 9, 2014 session. Approved to move ahead with main street water main replacement project and to open it up to bids. Most recent regular Eagle Butte City Council Meeting on April 9, 2014. Recording records entire meeting excluding a one-hour executive session. Top action taken: approved Tuesday's Ward II election results; rescinded February council action reducing Mayor salary, putting it back to what it was prior to action; appointed Verzella LaPlante Mayor; appointed Tyson LaPlante to fill Ward II seat. Most recent Dupree City Council meeting held on Monday, April 7, 2014. Most recent regular Dupree City Council Meeting held on March 3, 2014. Recording starts shortly after meeting was called to order and runs entire length of meeting. Main discussion points included city streets and the upcoming April election.


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