Serena Jane Yellow Bear was born on September 10, 1961, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Pete Yellow Bear and Edith Thunder Tail. Serena, 57, of Sioux Falls, made her journey to the Spirit World on April 10, 2019 in Sioux Falls.
Serena is survived by her children, Vanessa Alegria and Jacob Yellow Bear, both of Sioux Falls; hunka daughters, Ora DuBray, Sioux Falls, Delores Brave Hawk, Kyle, and Stacy Hairy Bird, Rapid City; hunka son, Antwon Other Medicine, Rapid City; sister, Trivian Yellow Bear, #12 Community near Rockyford; hunka sister, Paula Brown, Kansas; brother, Mourie Yellow Bear, Rapid City; grandkids, LaShaya, LaTayio, Alyanah, Lilyana, all of Sioux Falls, Julien and Omari of Florida, Warren Jr., Rapid City, SD, Joey and Baby Rosie of Rapid City, and Thais of Rockyford; and nieces, Thedna Yellow Bear-Baskin, Florida, Rose and Michelle Waters, Rapid City, and Holly and Cameron Yellow Bear, both of Rockyford.
Serena was preceded in death by her parents, Pete Yellow Bear and Edith Dorine (Thunder Tail) Yellow Bear; brother, Lloyd White Magpie; sisters, Rose Marie White Magpie, Helen Verna Yellow Bear-Thompson, Janice Marie Yellow Bear and Georgian Thedna Yellow Bear; uncles, Charles Yellow Bear, Kenneth and Burgess Bianas; and niece, Diana Thompson.
There will be a small dinner for Serena’s family and friends on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM, MT at the Wounded Knee District School in Manderson, SD.
Services will be held at a later date.