Talana Yellow Boy Obit

Talana Yellow Boy was born March 22, 1989, in Pine Ridge, S.D. Talana, 30, of Wanblee, passed away June 25, 2019, at Crow Creek.

She attended Crazy Horse Elementary School and graduated eighth grade at American Horse School. Talana attended Box Elder Job Corp in 2007 where she specialized in Drywall and Carpentry. Talana was talented in many arts, such as writing poetry, writing, singing, and producing her own music videos.  She was also a creative artist, who loved to draw, bead, decorate cakes, and was skilled in technology. Talana was a kind and generous person who made friends wherever she went. 

Talana resided in Wanblee, S.D. most of her life then moved to the Fort Thompson Indian Reservation (Big Bend & Crow Creek) in 2007 where she lived until the time of her death. 

Grateful to have shared in her life are her mother, Tina Lamont-Black Elk; step-father, Cyrus Black Elk; brothers; Reuben (Catie) Bettelyoun, Doyle Ryan Bettelyoun, Kobe, Trey & Chase Lamont; step-brothers, Cyrus Black Elk Jr. of Wanblee, SD, Joseph Black Elk of Fort Yates N.D, and Dalton Black Elk of Sisseton, SD; sisters, Amelia (R.J) Bettelyoun and Kylie Blue Legs both of Wanblee, SD; step-sister, Arlyss Black Elk of Fort Yates, N.D; grandfather & grandmother, Seth and Amelia Black Bear; Uncle, Seth Jr.; aunt, Tracy Lamont & Trish Lamont; grandmother, Sandra Janis of Wanblee, SD; aunt, Nikki Rae (Jay) Jacobs of Porcupine, SD; uncle, Richard Ryan (Tiffany) Lamont of Kadoka, SD; grandfather, Stanley Wayne Janis of Parmelee, SD; her father, Roger Yellow Boy; brother, Cole Yellow Boy of Allen, SD; sisters, Cassandra Rose Hernandez of Kyle SD, Whitney White Eyes of Eagle Butte, SD, and Skye Gutierrez of Martin, SD; paternal grandmother, Pauline DuBray of Allen, SD; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. 

Talana was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Richard Lee Lamont; maternal great grandparents, Cleve & Annie Janis; grandfathers Melvin, Nick and Lloyd Janis; grandmothers, Belva Young and Linda Red Willow; paternal great grandparents, Gordon & Martha DuBray; paternal grandfather, Roger Yellow Boy Sr.; and niece, Marissa Lamont.

Pallbearers will be Seth Black Bear, Jr., Richard Robert Lamont, Richard Conroy, Ryan Conroy, Ronald Dull Knife, Corbin Romero, Leo Janis, Jeremy Janis, Marcus Lamont, Storm Lamont, Cole Yellow Boy, and William Young Bear.

Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Ryan Lamont, Lindall Janis, Randall Janis, Cleve Janis, Sr., Darrell Janis, Stanley Young, Jr., Algin Young, Sr., Travis Janis, Howard Janis, Vaughn Janis, Melvin Janis, Jeffery Janis, A.J. Has No Horse, Roger Red Elk, Jr., Charlotte Red Willow, Judy Red Willow, Naomi Edwards, Wayne Fire Thunder, Jr., Cynthia & Nicole Drapeau, Eva Fallis & Family, Diana Harmon & Family, and All Friends & Relatives.

Procession:  Family and friends will meet at Sioux Funeral Home at 11:00 AM to follow in procession to the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee, SD.

Wake Services:  Two night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, MT on Saturday & Sunday, June 29 & 30, 2019 at the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM each night of the wake service.

Funeral Services:  1:00 PM, MT, Monday, July 1, 2019 at the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee, SD

Officiating:  Minister Seth Black Bear, Sr. and Minister Cyrus Black Elk

Graveside Services:  St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Hisle, SD

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

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