Verdal Ray Good Crow was born September 16, 1944, in Porcupine, S.D., to Charles Good Crow and Ella Agnes (Bush) Good Crow. Verdal, 74, made his journey to the Spirit World on September 2, 2019, at his home in Sacramento, Calif. He was a veteran of the United States Navy.
Verdal is survived by his significant other of 27 years, Brenda Brown; sister, Lucille Good Crow; brother, Philip Good Crow; and numerous nieces, nephews and takojas.
Verdal was preceded in death by his father, Charles Good Crow; mother, Ella A. (Bush) Good Crow; brothers, Aloysius Good Crow, Larry Good Crow, Patrick Good Crow and Lyle Good Crow; sister, Lavonne Good Crow; paternal grandparents, Abraham Good Crow and Frances White Lance-Good Crow; and maternal grandparents, William “Bill” Bush and Grace Yankton-Bush.
Pallbearers will be: Ronald Bush, Sr., Jim Berg, Kenneth Lone Elk, Richard Broken Nose, Anthony Bush, Donald Standing Elk, Jonas Wounded Foot and Jerry Mousseaux.
Alternate Pallbearers will be: Skyler Iron Cloud, Stanley Flying Hawk, Jr., Terry Bull Bear, Benny Bull Bear, Troy Bull Bear, Seneca Valandra, Sequioa Good Crow, Charles Eagle Bull, Karl Eagle Bull and Jaylen Garnette.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Donna Eagle Bull & family, Beverly Tuttle & family, Sharon Cuny-Martin & family, Ted Cuny & family, Gerald Bush & family, Clara Bush & family, Theresa Bush & family, Linda Bull Bear & family, Cornell Good Crow & family, John Steele & family, Joe Standing Elk & family, Francine High Hawk & family, Alvin Swift & family, Alva Good Crow & family, Richard Two Dogs & family, Annie & Ernie Armstrong & family, Robert “Bob” Lone Elk & family, Alberta Iron Cloud-Miller & family, Virgil & Crystal Bush & family, Red Eagle Family, and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at the Parish Hall in Porcupine, SD with rosary services starting at 7:00 PM.Funeral Services: 11:00 AM, Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Parish Hall in Porcupine, SDOfficiating: Mr. Bill White
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Richard Broken NoseBurial Services: 3:00 PM, Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Lakota Freedom Veteran’s Cemetery, Kyle, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD