07/27/2017 - Arlene Wounded Head
No services are planned for Arlene Joyce Wounded Head “Wanbli Ho Waste Win,” age 54. Her friends will be contacted when her remains are at the Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge, SD.
Arlene was born on December 17, 1962 in Pine Ridge, SD to Garfield Wounded Head Sr. and Hannah (Rock) Wounded Head. She made her journey to the Spirit World on May 18, 2017 in Sacramento, CA.
After graduating from Little Wound High School, Arlene attended the University of Dubuque, IA. She was a basketball player for the university. Arlene attended SIPI in Albuquerque, NM. She later attended HaskellUniversity in Lawrence, KS. She met her husband, Anthony LaPointe, a lifelong resident of Sacramento, CA. She and her husband moved to Sacramento, CA. Arlene worked for the B.I.A., Inter-Tribal Council of CA for 15 years as an Administrative Assistant. As her health failed, she cleaned houses and took care of people. An avid sports fan, Arlene played volleyball and basketball in high school and college. She enjoyed and watched sports. Arlene loved her family and made trips to SD. On her last trip to SD, her sister and family met her and helped her take the journey home.
Thanks go to Chet, an uncle who took Arlene in, and a friend from Oglala, SD. She loved playing Horseshoes and competed at The Powwow in Pine Ridge, SD. She kept tapes of powwow songs, but also loved rock music. She also loved to fancy dance.
Arlene is survived by friend and ex-husband Tony LaPointe; brother Anthony Wounded Head; sister Marilyn Wounded Head; and uncle Chet.
Arlene was preceded in death by parents Garfield Wounded Head Sr. and Hannah (Rock) Wounded Head; a stillborn son; sister Cheryl Montileaux; and brother Herb Wounded Head.
Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD is in charge of arrangements for Arlene Joyce Wounded Head “Wanbli Ho Waste Win.”
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