Jones, Arlene

Arlene Joy (Hand) Jones “Wo Cante Gluza Win” (Compassion from the Heart Woman), 66, of Pine Ridge, S.D., passed away September 8, 2017, in Rapid City.

Arlene Joy (Hand) Jones entered this life on January 3, 1951, in the Red Cloud Community, in Pine Ridge, to Floyd Hand, Sr. and Marion (White Cow Killer) Hand. Arlene made her journey to the Spirit World on September 8, 2017, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.

Arlene is survived by her one brother, Floyd Hand, Jr., Red Cloud Community, in Pine Ridge; one sister, Donna Blue Bird, Duluth, Minn.; two sons, Donnie (Shelly) Jones, San Carlos, Ariz. and Martin (Jessie) Jones, Pine Ridge; two daughters, Lisa (Hiram)Jones-Dillon, San Carlos, and Alice (Patrick) Henio, Globe, Ariz.; granddaughters, Alice Cutter, Morenci, Ariz., Cedar (Alex) Williams, Globe, Amber Williams, Globe, Desiree Jones, San Carlos, Pearly Janis, Oglala, Hope Dillon, San Carlos, and Madison Henio, Globe; grandsons, Wanbli Hand, San Carlos, DeAngelo Jones, San Carlos, and Jaedon Charles, Parker, Ariz. great-granddaughter, Camilla Guardado, Globe; and numerous beloved relatives.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, Marion (White Cow Killer) and Floyd Hand, Sr.; son, Jason Jones; brothers, Wayne, Irby and Elton Hand; Sisters, Clara Sue and Annabelle Hand; and numerous beloved relatives. 

A one night wake service started at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 12, at the Hand Residence, Red Cloud Community, in Pine Ridge.

Funeral services began at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 13, at the Hand Residence, Red Cloud Community, in Pine Ridge, with Mr. Chris Brooks and Mr. Scotty Brown Eyes performing the traditional Lakota service.

Burial services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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