Mariah Leray Bettelyoun “Wakinyan Luta Win”, was born on July 5, 1999, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Richard L. Bettelyoun and Colette R. Bagola. Mariah, 20, of Rapid City, made her journey to the Spirit World on November 10, 2019, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.
Mariah is survived by her only son, Bison Lee Bettelyoun; father, Richard L. Bettelyoun III; mother, Colette R. Bagola; sister, Richelle L. Talbot of MN; brothers, Richard Bettelyoun IV, Lonnie Bettelyoun, Sage Bettelyoun, and Sevriano Bagola; maternal grandparents, Fred Bagola, Sr. and Simone Bagola; and paternal grandparents, Sandy Bettelyoun.
Mariah was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Lonnie Bettelyoun, Sr; great grandparents, Richard Little Hawk, Sr., Elizabeth Around Him, Solomon Bagola, Cecelia Brewer, Richard Bettelyoun II, Rita Tapio, Lindy White Calf, and Florence Richards; cousin, Giselle Bettelyoun; and grandfathers, LaCroix, Ansel, and Irvin White Calf.
Pallbearers will be Devon Janis, Joseph Bagola, Colton Bagola, Cole Bettelyoun, Cole Reddy, Richard Bettelyoun IV, Lonnie Bettelyoun, and Sage Bettelyoun.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tanya Cuschall, Lisa Yellow Elk, Iva Yellow Elk, Wakinyan Bear Runner, Sheena McCloskey, Veronica Fast Wolf, Michaela Fast Wolf, Janelle White Butterfly, Missy Goings, PeeWee Little Bear, Donna White & Family, Regina Tobacco & Family, Melva Cuny & Family, Ben & Clementine Tyon & Family, Leat Brewer & Family, Dan & Jane Rodriguez & Family, Hunka Sister Kayla Red Cloud, Hunka Sister Suanne Whalen, Deanna Janis, Cristin Bagola, Emma Around Him, Raylynne White Calf, Keith Family, Norton Little Spotted Horse & Family, Linda Yellow Horse & Family, Barb Dull Knife & Family, Janis Family, Richards Family, Around Him Family, Bettelyoun Family, Bagola Family, Little Hawk Family, Weston Family, Reddy Boys, Black Elk Family, Ciccia Family, and all Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: Two night wake services will start at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Pine Ridge, SD with evening services at 7:00 PM, Wednesday evening.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Pine Ridge, SD.
Officiating: Father Ed Hunt & Rev. Rhoda Mesetth
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Mike Little Boy
Graveside Services: Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD