Bettelyoun, George Jr.

George William Bettelyoun, Jr., 67, of Pine Ridge, S.D., passed away December 27, 2017, in Rapid City.

George William Bettelyoun, Jr. was born on September 11, 1950, in Pine Ridge, to George Bettelyoun, Sr. and Thelma (Big Crow) Bettelyoun. George passed away on December 27, 2017, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.

George is survived by his wife, Debbie (Pourier) Bettelyoun, Pine Ridge; children, George Bettelyoun III, Minneapolis, Minn., Lew Mike Bettelyoun, Melanie Bettelyoun, and Trevor Bettelyoun, all of Pine Ridge, and Jeremy Bettelyoun, Durango, Colo.; siblings, Fred “Fluff” Bettelyoun, Elizabeth “Co” Bettelyoun, Ike Bettelyoun, Leon “Moss” Bettelyoun, Phil Bettelyoun, Lucille Bettelyoun and Alberta “Bobbie” Pond, all of Pine Ridge, and Terry Albers, Eagle Butte; and ten grandchildren.

George was preceded in death by his parents, George Sr. and Thelma Bettelyoun; son, John Bettelyoun; sisters, Gloria Bettelyoun and Kathy Lorna Richards; and granddaughter, Aaliyah Bettelyoun.

Visitation services were held from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge.

Funeral services began at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 2, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, with Father Edmund Yainao, S.J. officiating.

Burial services were held at the St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery, Pine Ridge.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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