Phyllis Ardelle Dreaming Bear was born April 28, 1938, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Walter Ten Fingers Sr. and Emma Gillespie. Phyllis, 81, of Oglala, made her journey to the Spirit World on November 1, 2019, at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge.
Phyllis is survived by her sons, Harold “Pickles” Dreaming Bear, Harland “Sugar” Dreaming Bear, Walter “Frog” Dreaming Bear; and Stuart “Baby” (Deanna) Dreaming Bear all of Oglala, SD; hunka sons, Frank Rapp of Buffalo Gap, SD, Pat Ross of Porcupine, SD, and Stuart Hoyt of Virginia; hunka daughter, Glenda Black Feather of Calico Community, Pine Ridge, SD; grandchildren, Angel & Emma Dreaming Bear, Samuel (Dana) Blacksmith, Harland Dreaming Bear II, Felecia (Gene), Aloysius, DeAmbra, Fernando, Stephen Kills Small, Autumn, Terran (Eugene), Collene (Aaron), Angela (Richard), Tracey, Deidre, Kim, Samantha, Shaina, Kelsey, Diondre, Alona, Lola, Sasha, Alois, Stuart, Jr., and Drace Dreaming Bear, Kelly Rosie, Tony, & Bully Pulliam; and great grandchildren, Brian, Telton, Harmony, Lyric, Clancey, Cassius, Koetay, Braylen, Hayelan, Koevou, Koelton, Koellena, Nahla, Laylah, Taleo, DeMarrius, Sclah, Sayla, Genisee, Milagro, Anezla, Taviyen, Miracle, Tashee, Aaleyah, Anevay, Paisley, Melody Under Hill, and three unborn great grandchildren.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Walter, Sr. and Emma Ten Fingers; spouse, Victor Dreaming Bear; sons, Fernando Dreaming Bear, David Dreaming Bear, Victor Dreaming Baer, Jr. and one child in infancy; sisters, Etta Youngman-Afraid of His Horses, Delores Two Bulls, and Elizabeth Belt-Flood; brother, Richard Ten Fingers; grandson, Emmid Walter Dreaming Bear; and great grandchildren, Baby Bear, Holton Blacksmith, and Furious Blacksmith.
Pallbearers will be Stuart Dreaming Bear, Jr., Drace Dreaming Bear, Harland Dreaming Bear, Jr., Samuel Blacksmith, Pat Ross, Frank Rapp, Joe Lafferty, Clarence Rouillard, Jr., Chester Crow, Curtis Crow, Conway New Holy, Sinte Nelson, Cliff Running Hawk, Robert Morrison, Chris Youngman, Sam Bravo and Jim Clark.
Honorary pallbearers will be Rev. Robert Two Bulls & Family, Donovan Youngman & Family, Brenda Youngman & Family, Yvonne Crow & Family, Christine Provost & Family, Orville Belt & Family, Virginia Yankton & Family, Iva & Derek Tobacco & Family, Andrew Two Lance, Pat Carlow & Family, Sheila White Face, Marge Spider & Family, Theda Ten Fingers & Family, Gilson Ten Fingers & Family, Florence Ten Fingers & Family, Marcella Howe & Family, Kate Kindle, Clarence Richards & Family, Lorna Lovato & Family, Calford Dreaming Bear, Delmar Dreaming Bear & Family, Mel Two Bulls & Family, Rachel Catches, Peta Catches, Norbert Bell & Family, Janet Tobacco & Family, Judy Slow Bear & Family, Matthew & Bernard Running Eagle, Sister Barb Bogenschutz, Arlen Long Wolf, Rose Salaway & Family, Sherry Ten Fingers & Family, Denise Ten Fingers & Family, Damian Adams, Pam Ten Fingers, Bill Pulliam & Family, Jordan Tobacco, William Pulliam & Family, Billy Rose & Family, Antonia Pulliam & Family, Julie & Kim Trivillan, Sody Pulliam & Family, Kelly Pulliam & Family, Cheryle Blacksmith, Aurelia Two Crow & Family, Garnier Family, Hamilton Family, Rouillard Family, New Holy Family, Brady Family, Strange Owl Family, Oglala Elderly Meals, and All Friends & Relatives.
Viewing Services: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge, SD
Memorial Services: 12:00 PM, Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Officiating: Father Joe Daoust, S.J. and Sister Barb Bogenschutz
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Ivis Long Visitor
Graveside Services: Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Cemetery, Oglala, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD