Deon, Lucille

Lucille “Tiny Girl” Evelyn Deon “Ta Cannupa Iyoyanpa Win”, 83, of Pine Ridge, S.D., passed away July 9, 2017, in Rushville, Neb.

Lucille Evelyn Deon was born on June 28, 1934, in Pine Ridge, to Earl Paul Deon, Sr. and Ollie (Amiotte) Deon.  Lucille made her journey to the Spirit World on July 9, 2017, at the Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home in Rushville.  

Lucille is survived by her life long companion, Guy William Red Cloud, Pine Ridge; son, Gilbert Cuny, Pine Ridge; daughters, Lynette (Farrell Bodie Weston) Cuny, Pine Ridge, Karla (Ken Many Wounds) Cuny, Crazy Horse Community, and Darcy (Harold Salway) Cuny, Casa Grande, Ariz.; step-children, Troy Red Cloud, Levi Red Cloud, and Warren Red Cloud all of Manderson, Tamara and Michelle, Rapid City, sister, LaVonne Three Stars, Scottsdale, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, Earl, Sr. and Ollie Deon; children, Lucille and Marlin; brother, Earl Deon, Jr.; grandparents, Louise (Janis) Amiotte, Levi Amiotte, Julia (Mills) Deon, and Louis Deon; and great-grandchildren, Aliyah Bettelyoun and Kimber Chevelle Provost.

A one night wake service started at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, July 13, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, with Rosary Services at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral services began at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 14, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, with Father Peter Klink, S.J. and Mr. Charles McGaa officiating. Mr. Floyd Hand performed the traditional services.

Burial services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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