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01/07/2018 - Clara Poor Bear-Garcia

Funeral services for Clara Marie Poor Bear-Garcia “Hehaka Nunpa Win,” age 69, will be at 10:00 AM on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the American Horse School Gymnasium in Allen, SD with Pastor Tim Wardell and Paul Bentley officiating. Traditional Lakota services will be provided by Jim Cross and Justin Poor Bear.
 
Burial will be at the Allen Community Cemetery in Allen, SD.
 
A two-night wake service will begin at 4:00 PM on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the American Horse School Gymnasium in Allen, SD.
 
Clara was born on December 26, 1948 to Julia Lone Wolf and Theodore Poor Bear in Allen, SD. She passed away on December 31, 2017 at Rapid CityRegionalHospital in Rapid City, SD.
 
Clara is survived by husband Rufie “Rudy” Garcia of Pueblo, CO; daughters Elaine Mato Tama Hece of Allen, SD, Holly Quinn of Allen, SD, Marty Hawkins of Duncan, NE, Dana Washington of Allen, SD, Clara Poor Bear of Duncan, NE, Cecil Poor Bear of Martin, SD, April Poor Bear of Rapid City, SD, Crystal Briones and Cheryl Briones of Norfolk, NE, and Lisa Adair of Alliance, NE; hunka daughters Erica Reyes of Martin, SD, Angela Bush of Allen, SD, Lisa Jackson of Sisseton, SD, Carol Lakota of Pine Ridge, SD, and Keena Claussen of Martin, SD; sons Richard Cross of Allen, SD, Miguel Marrufo of Porcupine, SD, Ramon Marrufo of Eagle Butte, SD, Wambli Poor Bear of Allen, SD, Tony Marrufo of Kyle, SD, and Justin Poor Bear of Allen, SD; sisters Elaine (Lindolfo) Martinez, Darlene Poor Bear and Mary Jealous of Him, all of Allen, SD, Colene Bald Eagle of Martin, SD, Linda Flores and Jennie Tilden of Columbus, NE, Barbara Arnakin and Margie Barnes of Alliance, NE, and Audra Youngman of Scottsbluff, NE; brothers Doug Poor Bear of Allen, SD and Donald Tilden of Columbus, NE; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
 
Clara was preceded in death by parents Theodore Poor Bear and Julia Lone Wolf; sisters Myrtle Poor Bear, Angelina Poor Bear-Reyes and Rochelle Lone Wolf; brothers Willard Poor Bear, Arveal Whirlwind Horse, MacArthur Poor Bear and Roscoe Poor Bear; daughter Bobbie K. Hacker; and sons Tom Poor Bear and Eustacio Marrufo Jr.

Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD is in charge of arrangements for Clara Marie Poor Bear-Garcia “Hehaka Nunpa Win.”

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