Margaret Ellen Frances Catches was born March 6, 1938, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Benton Rowland Sr. and Lucy “Wanbli” White Butterfly. Margaret, 81, made her journey to the Spirit World August 17, 2019, at her home near Pine Ridge.
Margaret loved animals. She rescued well over a hundred animals, mostly cats and dogs, from Oakland, CA all the way to Pine Ridge, SD. Margaret loved her animals like they were her children. Each held a special place in her heart. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Margaret is survived by her life partner, Diane Marsalis; half sister, Emma Rowland; cousins, Patricia Catches, Cynthia Catches, Marie Elk Boy, Vera Elk Boy, Lula Red Cloud and Delia Elk Boy; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Margaret was preceded in death by her mother, Lucy White Butterfly; biological father, Benton Rowland, Jr.; step father, Moses Catches; half-siblings, Marie Rowland-Pretty Boy, Eugene, Clarence, Rosemay and Veronica Rowland, and Benton Rowland, Jr.; uncle and aunt that helped raise Margaret, Luke and Louise (White Butterfly) Frogg; and adopted sister, Rebecca Waters.
Pallbearers will be Patricia Catches, LaChaylynne Azure, Naveah Fast Horse, Christina Janis, MaDonna Bordeaux, Yolanda Lays Bad, Charity Pretty Boy, Deven Fast Horse and Bison Steele.
Honorary Pallbearers will be All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge, SD with rosary services starting at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge, SD
Officiating: Fr. Brad Held, S.J. and Mr. Charles McGaa
Traditional Lakota Singers: Mr. Quincy Red Feather and Mr. Howard Little Hawk
Graveside Services: White Butterfly Family Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD