Casey Long Weston was born, Sunrise, July 10, 1989. Casey, 30, took his flight to the Land of the Winds, Sunset, January 3, 2020, at his home in Pine Ridge S.D.
Casey graduated 8th grade at Wolf Creek School. He then went to Pine Ridge High School where he graduated high school in 2008. He also went to Kicking Horse School in Montana.
Casey met Sheila Dubray-Hawk Wing whom he had Ava Weston, who is now 5 years old, and Lola Weston who is now 3 years old. Casey just had a baby boy, Mato Weston, with Kayhala Thompson three weeks ago.
Casey was given his Lakota name, Hoksila Oskatga by Quincy Red Feather. Casey was known to be very respectful to elders and how deeply he loved his children and was known to help them when he could. He worked several years at the non-profit, Remembrance, helping his Lakota people. Casey is a sundancer at the Wambli Gleska Wacipi (Spotted Eagle Sundance) and was in his third year. He loved to attend sweats and ceremonies. He would always ask his Uncle Sheldon, “When is the next sweat?”
Casey was the son of Shannon Long and Troy Weston Sr.. He is survived by Troy’s wife, Beverly; his grandparents, Cynthia Catches and Bart and Patricia Long; his siblings: Chase Roy, Cid Long, Troy Weston Jr., Beverly Long, Ramsey Long, Justin Scott, and Lathon Cross Dog-Weston .
Pallbearers will be Chase Roy, Cid Long, Justes Scott, Sheldon Ribsman, Bryan Long, Troy Weston, Jr., Larry Lame, Xavier Long, Jr., Nelson Long, Andy Runion, Cranston Afraid of Bear, and Old Man Joe Red Star.
Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Danny White Plume, Jeff Block Janis, Peta Catches, Chissie Spencer, Bernard Red Cloud and Alice Two Bulls, Wiwangyang Wacipi Wamble Gleska (Spotted Eagle Sundancers), Quincy Red Feather & Family, Howard Little Hawk, Stan Garnier Jr., Arlen Three Fingers, Anpetu Luta Otipi, Strawberry, LaDanza Afraid of Bear, Jimmy Elk Boy, Paul Walking, Justin Mousseau, Paul Morrison, Justin Mousseaux, Beverly Long & Family, Verdell Mesteth & Family, Kyle Brings Plenty & Famimly, Billy & Raymond Bald Eagle, Ellis Brings Him Back, Bennett Hard Heart, Ryan & June Lame, Lawrence Richards, Leon Eagle, Jr., Paul Eric Morrison, Jr., Rowland Family, Lovejoy Family, Charging Thunder Family, Two Eagle Family, Yellow Hawk Family, and All Friends & Relatives
Wake Services: Two night wake services starting at 3:30 PM, Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the Oglala Re-Creational Center in Oglala, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM each night of the wake.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Oglala Re-Creational Center in Oglala, SD with feed and giveaway to follow
Officiating: Sister Barb Bogenschutz
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Joe Catches and Mr. Jeff Catches
Burial Services: 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Catches Cemetery, End of Tobacco Road, Calico Community, Pine Ridge, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD