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10/14/2017 - Violet Young Bear-Demarices

Funeral services for Violet Young Bear-Demarices “Ho’ Was’te Win,” age 71, will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Elderly Meals Building in Porcupine, SD with Pastor Elton Yellow Boy officiating. Traditional Lakota services will be provided by Keith Horse looking.
 
Burial will be at the St. Alban’s Episcopal Cemetery in Porcupine, SD.
 
A one-night wake service will be at 3:00 PM on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Porcupine Elderly Meals Building in Porcupine, SD.
 
Violet was born on July 22, 1946 at home near Batesland, SD to Benjamin Henry Young Bear and Helen (Lefthand) Young Bear. She passed away on October 6, 2017 at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.
 
Violet is survived by sons Gilbert Hunts Horses of McLaughlin, SD and Will Young Bear of Rapid City, SD; daughters Aderianna Young Bear-Black Calf and Glenda Hunts Horses of Rapid City, SD; hunka sons Delwin Fiddler Jr. of Philadelphia, PA and Fred Grinnell of Rapid City, SD; hunka daughters Thunder Hawk of Porcupine, SD and Jeanne Ballanger of Oregon; hunka brother Stephen McClune of Heron Lake, MN; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
 
Violet was preceded in death by parents Benjamin and Helen (Lefthand) Young Bear; husband Eugene Hunts Horses; son Marty Hunts Horses; brothers Lawrence Young Bear and Garfield Young Bear; and sister Clementine Young Bear-Peone.
 
Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD is in charge of arrangements for Violet Young Bear-Demarices “Ho’ Was’te Win.”

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