11/13/2013 - Richard “Rico” James Ashley
Funeral services for Richard “Rico” James Ashley, Sr. age 38 Wanblee, South Dakota, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at11:00 AM, at the T&T Center in Wanblee, South Dakota, with Father Rick Abert, S.J. and Deacon Gerald Bush officiating.
A two night wake service with the first night starting at 1:00 PM, Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Ashley Residence House 201 in Wanblee, SD and the second night starting at 1:00 PM, Tuesday,
Burial at Gethsemane Episcopal Cemetery, Wanblee, South Dakota.
Richard was preceded in death by his father, Melferd Ashley; and grandparents, Everett and Minnie (Little Chief) Ashley, and Ben & Gertie (Breast) Sitting Up.
Mother: Frances (Sitting Up) Ashley of Wanblee, SD
Sisters: Ella Rae Sitting Up, Stephana Standing Bear, Leslie Ashley, Charity Ashley, and Shauncina Ashley all of Wanblee, SD and Claudette Long Soldier of Rapid City, SD
Brothers: Melferd Ashley, Jr. and Shaun Ashley both of Wanblee, SD
Children: Richard Ashley, Jr., Damius “Mesu” Spotted Elk, Lareese Spotted Elk, and Jacina Spotted Elk all of Wanblee, SD
Numerous nieces, nephews, and grandchildren
Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge is in charge of Arrangements.
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