Bettelyoun, Leon

Leon L. “Moss” Bettelyoun, 69, of Pine Ridge, S.D., passed away January 10, 2018, in Rapid City.

Leon L. “Moss” Bettelyoun was born on July 31, 1948, in Pine Ridge, to George and Thelma (Big Crow) Bettelyoun. Leon passed away on January 10, 2018, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.

Leon is survived by his loving wife, Lula (Janis) Bettelyoun, Pine Ridge; children, Wesley Bettelyoun and Cathy Bettelyoun; step-son, Darin Janis; hunka son, Cheezer Standing Bear; granddaughter, Josie Bettelyoun; sisters, Co Twiss and Lucy Bettelyoun; brothers, Fred “Fluff” Bettelyoun, Ike Bettelyoun, and Phil Bettelyoun; aunt, Leatrice Mills; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Leon was preceded in death by his parents, George, Sr. and Thelma (Big Crow) Bettelyoun; brother, George “Willie” Bettelyoun; and sisters, Gloria Bettelyoun and Kathy Lorna Richards.

Visitation services were held from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Monday, January 15, at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge.

Funeral services began at 12:00 p.m., Monday, January 15, at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, with Reverend Rhoda Mesteth officiating.

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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