Waters, Matilda

Matilda Rena Waters, 47, of Pine Ridge, S.D., passed away February 4, 2018, in Rapid City.

Matilda Rena Waters was born on December 21, 1970, in Pine Ridge, to Kenneth Leroy Catches and Leona Martha Waters. Matilda made her journey to the Spirit World on February 4, 2018, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.

Matilda is survived by her sons, Ricky Bagola, Sr. and Jonathan Bagola both of Pine Ridge; daughters, Lakita Watkins and Kallea Watkins both of Jackson, Tenn.; brothers, Duane Waters, Polson, Mont. and Terry Good Voice Elk, Pine Ridge; sister, Earlene Long Wolf, Pine Ridge; aunts, Victoria Waters-White Magpie and Gloria Yellow Boy both of Pine Ridge; uncle, Albert Waters, Pine Ridge; ex-husband, Calvin Watkins, Jackson; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many other relatives.

Matilda was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Leroy Catches; mother, Leona Martha Waters; step-father, Earl Long Wolf, Sr.; grandparents, Paul Waters and Rose Red Feather-Waters; and great grandparents, Peter and Amelia Catches, Sr.

A two night wake service started at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, February 8, at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge.

Funeral services began at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 10, at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge, with Father Ed Hunt and Reverend Rhoda Mesteth officiating. Mr. Quincy Red Feather performed the Traditional Lakota Service.

Burial services were held at the Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery, Pine Ridge.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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