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01/15/2018 - Leon 'Moss' Bettelyoun

Funeral services for Leon L. “Moss” Bettelyoun, age 69 years, 5 months, and 10 days, will be at 12:00 PM on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD with Reverend Rhoda Mesteth officiating.
 
Burial will be at the Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery in Pine Ridge, SD.
 
A visitation service will be from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD.
 
Leon was born on July 31, 1948 in Pine Ridge, SD to George and Thelma (Big Crow) Bettelyoun. He passed away on January 10, 2018 at Rapid CityRegionalHospital in Rapid City, SD.
 
Leon was a lifelong resident of Pine Ridge, SD. He worked for the South Dakota Department of Transportation for 35 years until he retired, then spent the remainder of his days caring for his daughter, Cathy. Leon liked to be the first to solve the puzzles on Wheel of Fortune, he enjoyed rodeos, spending time with his granddaughter, Josie, whom he loved dearly, and he enjoyed his family time and visiting with everybody. Moss was a hardcore Thorpe Fan and enjoyed teasing people and making others laugh.
 
Leon is survived by loving wife Lula (Janis) Bettelyoun of Pine Ridge, SD; children Wesley Bettelyoun and Cathy Bettelyoun; stepson Darin Janis; hunka son Cheezer Standing Bear; granddaughter Josie Bettelyoun; sisters Co Twiss and Lucy Bettelyoun; brothers Fred “Fluff” Bettelyoun, Ike Bettelyoun, and Phil Bettelyoun; aunt Leatrice Mills; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
 
Leon was preceded in death by parents George Sr. and Thelma (Big Crow) Bettelyoun; brother George “Willie” Bettelyoun; and sisters Gloria Bettelyoun and Kathy Lorna Richards.

Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD is in charge of arrangements for Leon L. “Moss” Bettelyoun.

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