Denise Rae (Gibbons) Brings Him Back was born March 6, 1970, in Gordon, Neb., to Angelita (Adams) Loud Hawk and Clement Gibbons. Denise, 49, of Oglala, made her journey to the Spirit World on November 3, 2019, near Oelrichs.
Denise is survived by her spouse, Brian Brings Him Back of Oglala, SD; children, Andre Starr of Minneapolis, MN, Patrick Brings Him Back of Wyoming, Aaron Brings Him Back, Chris Brings Him Back, Brian Brings Him Back, Jr. and Adriano Brings Him Back all of Oglala, SD; siblings, Gayla Loafer and Lynn (Darrell Mesteth) Gibbons both of Rapid City, SD, Toni (Virgil) Poafpybitty of Lakeside, Oglala, SD, Hinhan (Kate) Loud Hawk of Minneapolis, MN, Clement (Justine Lamont-Hill) Gibbons, Jr. of North, PA, Ellen Fills Pipe, Edwina Fills Pipe, Lance Fills Pipe, and Jon Decker; grandchildren, JJ Brings Him Back III, Addison Brings Him Back, Kyrie Brings Him Back, Larissa Brings Him Back, Walker Stover, Bryer Stover, Cooper Stover, Harper Stover, Kaleb Provost, Dusty Jo Winters, Jr., Braxton Montileaux, Eliza Montileaux, Cody Wayne Two Bulls, Jr., Greyson White Face, and Tyler White Face, Jr.; aunts, Rose Marie “Dusty” Broken Rope of Rapid City, SD, Sally Broken Rope of Kyle, SD, Joan Decker of Oglala, SD, Marge Hernandez of Pine Ridge, SD; uncle, Mike Adams of Denver, CO; The Two Lance Tiospaye, Gibbons Long Cat Tiospaye, and Bad Heart Bull Loud Hawk Tiospaye; nieces & nephews, Randi Hunter, Rachel Hunter, Raquel Hunter, Rena Hunter, Rebecca Hunter, Leah Two Bulls, Angelita Two Bulls, Terrance Two Bulls, Jr., Orie Two Bulls, Matthew Bad Wound, Angelene Brewer, Francis Brewer, Louis Brewer, Austin Loud Hawk, Sammy Loud Hawk, Stella Loud Hawk, Stormy Cuny, Cannupa Loud Hawk, Mato Loud Hawk, Stacey Gibbons, Shelley Walking Eagle, Tanekia Walking Eagle, and Clement Gibbons III; hunka children, Shannon Hinton, Ariana Titus, Bella Fills The Pipe, Amanda Pourier, Brayden Brings Him Back, Sheldon He Crow, Rudy Lone Elk, Mitchell Crow, Dalton Crow, Dalen Good Voice Flute, Manuel Yellow Horse, Jr., Garrett Richards, Braedon Fills Pipe, Todd Janis, Zach Janis, Kass Little, Wanbli Morrison, Ron Cross Dog, Jr., Lenny Jumping Eagle, and Kyle Reddy; hunka sisters, Maggie Ross, Rayleen Black Spotted Horse, and Rachel Mesteth; hunka brothers, Shane Quintana, Sylvester Two Bulls, Jr., Hoksila Mesteth, and Dakota Mesteth; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Denise was preceded in death by her parents, Donald “Sam” and Angelita Adams Loud Hawk; father, Clement Gibbons; children, Brianna Rae and Breonna Jody Brings Him Back; siblings, Deanna Gibbons and Kimberly Gibbons; cousins, Connie Hart and Acorn Tyon; aunts, Elizabeth “Betty” Broken Rope, Mary Ann Gibbons, and Gene & Agnes (Gibbons) Tyon; maternal grandmother, Naomi Two Lance; maternal grandfathers, Miguel Adame of Brownsville, TX and Lorenzo “Turk” Broken Rope; paternal grandparents, William and Elsie (Long Cat) Gibbons, and Russell & Stella (Bad Heart Bull) Loud Hawk; uncles, Leo Gibbons, Clayton Gibbons, Charles Gibbons, William Gibbons, Jerry Gibbons, and Pat Gibbons; nieces and nephews, Cody and Cole Two Bulls, Anna Maria Brewer, and Dowan Waste’ Win Loud Hawk.
Pallbearers will be Rhett Harper, Todd Janis, Zach Janis, Mac Hinton, Wade Good Voice Flute, Brett Hamilton, Casey Ferley, Chad Left Hand, Jason Lone Hill, Darrell Yellow Hair, Buzzy Youngman, Kenny Osmotherly, Sheldon Gibbons, Billy Jumping Eagle, Jr. and Shane Quintana.
Honorary pallbearers will be O.S.T. D.P.S. & Corrections, I.H.S. Security, Oelrichs School Students, Staff, & Families, Crazy Horse Riders, Ladies Auxiliary Group, Southern Hills Dart League, Records Department, Sid Hussie, Chase & Theresa Swift, Jeannie Harper, Lisa Martin, Hank & Nora Brings Him Back, Frank & Mary Rapp & Families, Kim & Julie Tri, Lee, Karen, & Mary Plenty Wolf & Families, Red Cloud Crusaders Varsity Volleyball 1985 State A Team, American Indian Movement, Sundancers, and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: Two night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Loneman School Gym near Oglala, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM each night of the wake.
Funeral Services: 11:00 AM, Monday, November 11, 2019 at the Loneman School Gymnasium near Oglala, SD
Traditional Lakota Services: Hoksila Mesteth
Graveside Services: St. John’s Episcopal Cemetery, #6 Community, Oglala, SD Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD