Betty C. DeCory

Betty C. DeCory, 72, of Pine Ridge, S.D., passed away September 13, 2020, in Rapid City.

Betty C. DeCory was born on February 6, 1948, in Alliance, Neb. to Jacob Yellow Hawk and Emma (Broken Leg) Yellow Hawk. Betty made her journey to the Other Side on September 13, at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Emma Yellow Hawk Felix; siblings, Thelma Mesteth, Geri Wilson, Duane Yellow Hawk, Clifford Yellow Elk and Henry Yellow Elk; and grandson, Jerome Felix.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Emma Yellow Hawk; husband, Willard DeCory, Sr.; siblings, Lavern, Orville, William, Tommy and Collins Yellow Hawk and Myrtle Yellow Hawk Flute; and great-grandson, Javon Blacksmith.

Visitation services were held from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saturday, September 19, at the Yellow Hawk Homestead in the Badlands near Kadoka.

Funeral services were held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, September 19, at the Yellow Hawk Homestead in the Badlands near Kadoka, with All Prayer Leaders Welcome.

Burial services were held at the Gethsemane Episcopal Cemetery in Wanblee.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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