Meredith Jo Marrow Bone, age 37, of Eagle Butte, S.D., entered the Spirit World on Friday, January 10, 2014, at her home in Eagle Butte, SD.
She is survived by one son, Whitney Marrow Bone of Eagle Butte. Her father, Merle Marrow Bone, Sr. of Eagle Butte and mother, Judy Hanson of Eagle Butte. Three brothers: Merlin Marrow Bone, Merle Marrow Bone, Jr., and Mervin Marrow Bone of Eagle Butte. Four sisters: Merrilee Marrow Bone and Merlina Marrow Bone of Eagle Butte; Meribeth Marrow Bone of Kansas City, M.O., and Twila Cuny of Rapid City, S.D.
A wake was held at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at St. John’s Episcopal Church at Eagle Butte. A caravan procession left Rooks Funeral Home for St. John’s Church at 4:45 p.m. Funeral services wwew at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at St. John’s Episcopal Church with the Mother Margaret Watson officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Episcopal Cemetery at Thunder Butte, SD.
Funeral arrangements have been placed in the care of Rooks Funeral Home of Eagle Butte.
Edward D. Rousseau, 80, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at home. Ed was born April 3, 1933, to Romie and Grace (Carlin) Rousseau at the old Cheyenne Agency, on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. He was raised in South Dakota and attended schools in Eagle Butte, Nisland, Rapid City and Stephen Catholic Indian Mission. Ed served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He graduated from the Colorado Police Academy and served many years in police and security work in Colorado and California. After being injured on duty he spent several years as a counselor for the BIA Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle school south of Bloomfield, NM, and for the City of Farmington. Ed never met a person that he didn’t gain as a friend, with his quick wit and jolly attitude. Ed loved to fish and hunt and spent many times camping on South Dakota rivers and lakes as well as in Colorado and New Mexico. In his later years he enjoyed sitting by the San Juan River close to his home at Gobernador, NM, and was always ready to go with family and friends to his favorite spots. Many friends would wave to him (“Uncle Ed,” as everyone called him) as they went by. Ed also enjoyed deer hunting and when in his prime, he went with his boys, brothers and friends. All were welcome to set up base camp at his place in Gobernador to get out of the bad weather, enjoy a warm supper and perhaps a game of poker. Ed was well known for his skills in woodwork and carpentry and often assisted people with remodeling projects. He never turned away a person in need. He was quite a character and a much loved person. Ed is survived by his son, Jerry (Janet) Rousseau; daughter, Jacquetta Rousseau Wilson; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Dolores Schumacher, Rapid City, S.D.; brothers, Pierre (Lu) Rousseau, San Jose, C.A., Neil (Jean) Rousseau, Henderson, N.V., and Terry (Dr. Marie) Rousseau, Waterflow, N.M. He was preceded in death by his parents, Romie and Grace Rousseau; son, Edward Jr.; granddaughter, Shasta; brother, Dale; and sisters, Roma Birge, Rita Griffin and Sharon Lanier. A family service with internment at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D., will be held during the next Rousseau-Carlin Family Reunion in S.D. A Celebration of Life for “Uncle Ed” will be held at a later date in Gobernador
Mass of Christian Burial for Deborah “Debbe” Lawrence, 61, of Whitehorse will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. MST at the CEB School Auditorium in Eagle
Butte, S.D. Burial will be in the Timber Lake Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. A Rosary Prayer service will be held Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. at the All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte. Debbe passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014, at Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck. Relatives and friends will meet at the 4 mile junction Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. MST.
Deborah Lee Ducheneaux Lawrence (Luskiyapi Ku Win, Woman Who Gives Happiness) 61, of White Horse passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014, at Sanford Hospital in Bismarck North Dakota with her loving family by her side. Debbe was born on January 26, 1952, to Tuffy and Mary (Collins) Ducheneaux at the Cheyenne River Old Agency. Debbe was born the thirteenth child of fourteen loving siblings. She grew up on her parent’s ranch in Promise, S.D. During her elementary years, Debbe, attended the Promise and White Horse Day Schools. She graduated in 1971, from the Catholic boarding school in Stephan, S.D. After graduation, Debbe then attended Black Hills State University before returning home to begin her career in education and to marry the love of her life, Ross Lawrence.
Ross and Debbe were married on February 22, 1973, at St. Isaac Jogues in Rapid City, S.D. To this union, four children were born, Jason, Kristie, Cody and Misty. With this marriage, Debbe inherited a daughter, Michelle whom she loved as her very own. Ross and Debbe established their home seven miles Southwest of White Horse, where she enjoyed watching her children grow into adults. Debbe loved to be involved in all of her children’s activities, she was their number one fan.
Debbe was in the education system for 40 years working at Promise Day School, White Horse Day School and retiring at Tiospaye Topa School. She was a person who had an impact on the lives of the many children she taught and the people she worked with. Her dedication and passion for education was recognized by her receiving the National Paraprofessional of the Year award, in Denver, Colorado.
Debbe adored attending sporting events of her children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Her love for board games, cards, marbles, gave her a competitive spirit that her children inherited and will never forget. Ross and Debbe enjoyed spending their time at Friday night bingo and special casino outings. One of Debbe’s fondest memories was being able to attend the Indian National Finals Rodeo (which her grandson JC qualified for) in Las Vegas for the past three years with her family. Debbe was a devout Catholic and served as a Eucharistic Minister for many years. Her devotion to St. Theresa’s Parish in White Horse was proven time and time again by her many acts of service throughout her lifetime.
She is survived by her husband of almost 41 years, Ross Lawrence of White Horse and her children: Jason (Sheryl) Lawrence of Ashland, M.T.; Kristie (Justin) Goehring of Herreid, S.D.; Cody (Mary) Lawrence of Timber Lake, S.D.; Misty Lawrence (Josh Goehring) of Herreid, S.D.; Michelle Walking Elk of Lantry, S.D. Grandchildren: Bryce Lawrence, Jimmi Lawrence, Brendan Walking Elk, Brandyn Goehring, JC Lawrence, Demi Lawrence, Ashley Lawrence, Carlie Lawrence, Natalie Lawrence, Alexis Goehring, Braden Lawrence, Kylie Lawrence, Eizley Goehring, and one great grandson, Bentley Lawrence. Siblings: Audrey (Bob) Hagel, Janice (Al) Aberle, Sharon (Duane) Keller, Arlyce (Bill) Weintjes, Mary Jane (Dick) Anderson, Tommy (Hilda) Ducheneaux, Lila (Ronnie) Long, Bunny (Frank) Thompson and her aunt Edith Burrell. Mother in Law Alivina Lawrence and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by: Her parents Tuffy and Mary Ducheneaux, Father in Law Art Lawrence, and Granddaughter Haylee Pearman. Sisters: Phyllis Gunville, Deloris Ward, and Marilyn “Butchie” Thompson. Brothers: Lyle Ducheneaux and Roman Ducheneaux. Nephew TJ Ducheneaux and Nieces, Guyla Gunville, Claudine Ducheneaux. Brother in Laws: Dick Ward, Vincent Thompson, Delbert Lamb, Elmer Gunville, Al Weaver and Ford Ducheneaux.
Baby Gillis James Bear Stops III of Eagle Butte, S.D., was born and entered the Spirit World on December 7, 2013, at the Cheyenne River Health Center Eagle Butte, S.D.
He is survived by his Mother Chelsey White Eyes and Father Gillis Bear Stops Jr. of Eagle Butte, S.D.
Funeral Services was at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 30, 2013, at Rooks Funeral Home of Eagle Butte, S.D.
Interment will follow at Cherry Creek, S.D.
Friends may offer condolences to the family at rooksfh.com
Funeral arrangements have been placed in the care of Rooks Funeral Home of Eagle Butte.
Funeral service for Louella Long Bull Harrison, 78, of Denver, CO, and former Standing Rock Tribal resident, will be Monday, January 6, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Peter’s Catholic Mission, Ft. Yates. Burial follows at the church cemetery under the direction of Stout Family Funeral Home, Mobridge. An all-night wake begins with services at 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the A.J. Agard Building, Ft. Yates. Louella entered the spirit world December 21, 2013, in Denver
Funeral services for Weyland Manty Horses, 59, of Fort Yates were Monday, December 23, at 1 p.m. at the Wakpala Community Center. Burial followed at the Mormon Cemetery, Wakpala. Viewing was at 4 p.m. Sunday at Stout Family Funeral Home, Mobridge, leaving in procession at 5:30 p.m. to the Wakpala Community Center for an all-night wake with services at 7 p.m. Weyland entered the spirit wold December 17, 2013, at Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck
Funeral services for Rosemary Bobtail Bear, 42, of Green Grass, will be Thursday, January 9, at 11:00 a.m., at the Lakota Cultural Center, Eagle Butte. Burial follows at the UCC Cemetery, Green Grass, under the direction of Stout Family Funeral Home, Mobridge. Meet at the 4-mile Jct. at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday to proceed to the Cultural Center for an all-night wake with services beginning at 7:00 p.m. Rosemary entered the spirit world December 28, 2013, in Rapid City.