Fern Rose Mousseaux was born August 19, 1944, in Porcupine, S.D., to Ernest G. Big Owl and Evelyn (Badger) Big Owl. Fern, 75, of Porcupine, made her journey to the Spirit World on December 2, 2019, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.
Fern is survived by her spouse, Alton Mousseaux of Porcupine, SD; children, Sharei (Bill) Ricketts of Porcupine, SD, Monique (Felipe) Mousseaux of Box Elder, SD, Misty (Aaron) Mousseaux-Begay of Rapid City, SD, and Reinique “Dusty” (Jonathan) Beck of Kadoka, SD; siblings, Orland Big Owl, Sr. and Rhonda Two Eagle both of Porcupine, SD; sister cousin, Delray Thunder Hawk of Rapid Valley, SD; grandchildren, Joshua Mousseaux, Kanyen Mousseaux-Begay, Greylyn Beck, River Mousseaux-Begay, and Giraud “Paki” Beck; and great grandson, Skye Mousseaux.
Fern was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Evelyn (Badger) Big Owl; sister, Greta Big Owl; and grandparents, Tom and Bessie Big Owl.
Pallbearers will be Ron Kingi, Malik Hosie, Everette Hosie, Rudy Reddest, Marlin Mousseaux, Sr., Marei Kingi, Duane Tuttle, and Tommy Tuttle.
Honorary pallbearers will be Phyllis Wilcox, Delray Thunder Hawk, Helena “Babe” Little, Myrna Young Bear, Clara Whipple, Vina Steele, Norma Rendon, Mary Young Bear, Lillian Good Shield, Saunie Wilson, Troy Brewer, and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: Two night wake services starting at 2:00 PM, Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the Porcupine School Gymnasium in Porcupine, SD with rosary services starting at 7:00 PM, Sunday, December 8 and prayer services at 7:00 PM, Monday, December 9, 2019.
Funeral Services: 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Porcupine School Gymnasium in Porcupine, SD
Officiating: Father Edmund Yainao, S.J. and Mr. Bill White
Traditional Lakota Services: Hawkeye Montileaux and Sundown Montileaux
Burial Services: Christ the King Catholic Cemetery, Porcupine, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD