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06/10/2017 - Anita Ruby Rowland

Funeral services for Anita Ruby Rowland, age 48, will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Fire Lightning Tiospaye Tipi in Wounded Knee, SD with Pastor William Quijas officiating. Traditional services will be provided by Gerald Ice.
 
Burial will be at the Wounded Knee Memorial Cemetery in Wounded Knee, SD.
 
A two-night wake service will begin at 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Fire Lightning Tiospaye Tipi in Wounded Knee, SD.
 
Anita was born on July 1, 1968 in Pine Ridge, SD to Clarence Rowland and Cleone Ice-Rowland. She made her journey to the Spirit World on June 2, 2017 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.
 
Anita went to school at Manderson Day School, where she graduated 8th grade. She then attended high school at Pine Ridge High School, where she played basketball for the Lady Thorpes. She also attended college at Oglala Lakota College. Anita loved basketball very much; she was also an artist and loved to make drums and medicine pouches. She was very good at teaching her nieces and nephews all of her many good qualities during her whole life. She will be dearly missed by all.
 
Anita is survived by mother Cleone Ice of Wounded Knee, SD; significant other Debra White Dress of Wounded Knee, SD; daughters Desiree (Daniel) Fresquez of Wounded Knee, SD; grandsons Kane, Gage, Daniel, Anthony, and Loyalty; sisters Vicki Left Hand, Dorothy Sun Bear, and Janielle Rowland, all of Wounded Knee, SD; brothers Dave Rowland Sr. and Gary Rowland Sr. of Wounded Knee, SD and Brian Rowland of Rapid City, SD; aunt Frances Ice; and many nieces and nephews.
 
Anita is preceded in death by father Clarence Rowland; brother Patrick Rowland Sr.; grandson Mesu Fresquez; maternal grandparents Alec and Mabel Ice; and paternal grandparents Benton Sr. and Annie Rowland.
 
Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD is in charge of arrangements for Anita Ruby Rowland.

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