Donna Mae (Bull Bear) Garnette was born on April 1, 1943 in Rapid City, S.D., to Moses Jesse Bull Bear and Prairie Sophie Grey Eagle Tail. Donna made her journey to the Spirit World on April 25, 2019 at her home near Kyle, SD.
Donna is survived by her children, Gwenita Bull Bear, Long Beach, Calif., Daphne (Robert) Richards-Cook, Summerset, S.D., Desmond Richards, Kyle, Darrell (Jennifer) Richards Jr., Kyle, Martin “Marty” (Maggie) Garnette Jr., Mitchell, Louella Garnette, Kyle, Lena Garnette, Kyle, and Prairie Rose (Reginald No Neck Jr.) Garnette, Kyle, SD; her grandchildren whom she raised, Donna Shae Garnette, Sheldon Garnette, Samantha Garnette, and Desmond Richards Jr., all of Kyle; 35 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and five great-great- grandchildren.
Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell Ulysses Richards Sr.; her second husband, Martin Patrick Garnette Sr.; parents, Sophie Grey Eagle Tail-Bull Bear and Moses Bull Bear; sister, Mary Bull Bear; son, Duane James Garnette; granddaughter, Toni Garnette; and grandsons, Michael and Moses DuBray.
Funeral Services: 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Hall in Kyle, SD.
Officiating: Father Ron Seminara, S.J.
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Jerome LeBeaux
Burial Services: Bull Bear Family Cemetery, Red Water, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD