Royden Lynn Yankton Sr. was born August 10, 1968, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Delane Yankton and Gertrude (Ashley) Yankton. Royden, 51, of Wanblee, made his journey to the Spirit World on February 21, 2020, at the Bennett County Hospital in Martin.
Royden is survived by his spouse, Brenda (Bettelyoun) Yankton of Wanblee, SD; children, William Bettelyoun, Ragenia Bettelyoun, and Royden Yankton, Jr. all of Wanblee, SD, Rebeca Yankton of Rapid City, SD, Robin Yankton of Wanblee, SD, and Roylyn Delane Yankton of Rapid City, SD; mother, Gertie Yankton of Wanblee, SD; sisters, Rhonda Yankton and Rela Yankton both of Rapid City, SD, Reva Yankton-Montileaux and Randene Yankton both of Wanblee, SD; aunts, Reva Yankton and Kathy Dillon both of Pine Ridge, SD; grandchildren, Brenden Bettelyoun, Treyton Wounded Head, Autumn Rose Bettelyoun, Loushane Garnette, Alex Bettelyoun, Noah Royden Yankton, and Aliyah Maire Yankton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Royden was preceded in death by his father, Delane Yankton; daughter, Autumn Rose Bettelyoun; brother, Randy Pete Yankton; sister, Raquel Yankton; nieces, Emily White and Cady Bettelyoun; and uncles, Ricky Yankton and Larry Yankton.
Pallbearers will be Melfard Ashley, Shaun Ashley, Randy Yankton, Jim Terkildsen, George Conroy, Anthony Brave Heart, Calvin Wilcox, Robert Montileaux, Melvin Janis, Jude Dillon, and Kevin DeCory.
Wake Services: Two night wake services starting at 1:00 PM, Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee, SD with evening services starting each night at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Services: 2:00 PM, Monday, March 2, 2020 at the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee, SD
Officiating: Rita Brown and Johnny Wilson
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Richard Moves Camp
Burial Services: Gethsemane Episcopal Cemetery, Wanblee, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD