Rowland, Anita

Anita Ruby Rowland, 48, of Wounded Knee, S.D., passed away June 2, 2017, in Rapid City.

Anita Ruby Rowland was born on July 1, 1968, in Pine Ridge, to Clarence Rowland and Cleone Ice-Rowland. Anita made her journey to the Spirit World on June 2, 2017, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.

Anita is survived by her mother, Cleone Ice, Wounded Knee; significant other, Debra White Dress, Wounded Knee; daughters, Desiree(Daniel) Fresquez, Wounded Knee; grandsons, Kane, Gage, Daniel, Anthony, and Loyalty; sisters, Vicki Left Hand, Dorothy Sun Bear, and Janielle Rowland all of Wounded Knee; brothers, Dave Rowland, Sr. and Gary Rowland, Sr. both of Wounded Knee; and Brian Rowland, Rapid City; aunt, Frances Ice; and many nieces and nephews.

Anita is preceded in death by her father, Clarence Rowland; brother, Patrick Rowland, Sr.; grandson, Mesu Fresquez; maternal grandparents, Alec and Mabel Ice; and paternal grandparents, Benton, Sr. and Annie Rowland.

A two night wake service started at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 8, at the Fire Lightning Tiospaye Tipi in Wounded Knee.

Funeral services began at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 10, at the Fire Lightning Tiospaye Tipi in Wounded Knee, with Pastor William Quijas officiating and Mr. Gerald Ice performed the traditional Lakota service.

Burial services were held at the Wounded Knee Memorial Cemetery in Wounded Knee.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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