Sierra, Delores

Delores Mary Sierra, 71, of Porcupine, S.D., passed away April 12, 2017, in Rapid City.

Delores Mary Sierra was born on October 3, 1945, in Pine Ridge, to Harold and Cora (Spider) Sierra. Delores made her journey to the Spirit World on April 12, 2017, at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City.

Delores is survived by her daughter, Bernice (Dennis Lone Elk), Porcupine; sister, Florence Sierra, Batesland; brothers, Archie Sierra, Batesland, and Leo Swallow, Sr., Colo.; grandchildren, Tristen Tail, Anthony Tail, Hailey Tail, and Braxton Spotted Bear; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Delores was preceded in death by her spouse, Donald Tail; mother, Cora Spider-Sierra; father, Harold Sierra; sisters, Ruby Sierra, Lois Sierra, and Cleo Sierra; and grandparents, Bennet Sierra and Mary Sierra-Yellow Boy.

A two night wake service started at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, at the Body of Christ Church in Porcupine.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 20, at the Body of Christ Church in Porcupine, with Ernest White Eagle officiating and David Swallow, Sr. performing the traditional Lakota service.

Burial services will be at the Swallow Family Cemetery in Porcupine.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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