Ella Mae Yellow Horse was born August 25, 1960, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Verdell and Sylvia Red Cloud. Ella Mae, 58, of Oglala, made her journey to the Spirit World on July 15, 2019, at the I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge. She was a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Ella is survived by her mother, Sylvia Red Cloud of Pine Ridge, SD; children, George (Nikki) Yellow Horse, Jr. of Oglala, SD, Destiny (William Young) Yellow Horse and Lionell (Amy) Red Cloud both of Colorado Springs, CO, Edward (Amber) Smith of Fort Polk, LA, and Faniesha Smith of Louisiana; sisters, Donna (Greg) Ross of Rockyford, SD and Linda (Jim) Red Cloud of Pine Ridge, SD; brothers, Mike Two Two, Sr., Richard Red Cloud, and Verdell (Kathy) Red Cloud all of Pine Ridge, SD; grandchildren, Jeremy & Monique Yellow Horse, Amari Young, Noemi Smith, Amaya, David, Kylen, Micah, and Dominic Red Cloud, Tryshtan, Ashlynn, and McKaelynn Smith, and numerous family and extended family members.
Ella was preceded in death by her father, Verdell Red Cloud; spouse, George Yellow Horse, Sr.; brothers, Leonard Red Cloud and Marvin Red Cloud, Sr.; and grandson, Christian Yellow Horse-Young.
Wake Services: 3:00 PM, Sunday, July 21, 2019 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Monday, July 22, 2019 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD.
Officiating: Father Joe Daoust, S.J.
Traditional Lakota Services: To Be Announced
Graveside Services: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Wounded Knee, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD