Delray Evelyn Traversie was born September 27, 1969, in Eagle Butte, S.D., to Leonard Traversie and Madeline Black Feather. Delray, 50, made her journey to the Spirit World on February 11, 2020, at her home in Pine Ridge.
Delray is survived by her father, Leonard Traversie; children, Tashina Jack, Michael Jack, Israel Aguilera, Gilberto Aguilera, Jr., Frank Villesenor, Jr., Jorge Castruita, and Mirella Catruita; sisters, Misty Morton, Dawn Traversie, and Star Traversie; brother, Leonard Traversie, Jr.; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Delray was preceded in death by her mother, Madeline Black Father; son, Francisco Traversie; and grandparents, Ora Pumpkin Seed and Eugene Black Feather.
Pallbearers will be Tom Red Hawk, Alfred Byrd, April Stoldt, Lorenzo Broken Rope, Vyron “Ducky” Black Feather, Joey Black Feather, and David Chavez.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lisa Bagola & Family, Lisa Shrader & Family, Malissea Rodriguez, May & Lana Rodriguez & Family, Merle Black Feather, Bluch Black Feather, Sage Black Feather, Jeri Black Feather, Isaiah Lakota, Jeremiah Lakota, Philmore Richards, Sherry Steele & Family, Renae Janis, John “Goose” Waters & Family, Troylynn Brewer & Family, and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 1:00 PM, Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge, SD.
Funeral Services: 1:00 PM, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge, SD
Traditional Lakota Services: Mike Sna Mani, Sr. and Stanley Sna Mani
Burial Services: Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Cemetery, #6 Community, Oglala, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD