Alvina (Larvie) Brewer

Alvina (Larvie) Brewer, “Ta Tiopa Wakan Win” (Sacred Door Woman), 94, of Pine Ridge, S.D., passed away November 10, 2020, in Chadron, Neb.

Alvina (Larvie) Brewer was born on February 6, 1926, in Martin to Louie Larvie and Grace (Ruff) Larvie. Alvina made her journey to the Spirit World on November 10, 2020, at the Chadron Community Hospital in Chadron.

Alvina is survived by her daughters, Alice (Tim) Bad Heart Bull, Frieda Brewer and Valora (Joy) Brewer; sons, Bryan Brewer Sr., Vincent Brewer Jr., and Harold Brewer Sr.; hunka children, Jim and Alberta Miller and Gloria Goings; a niece, cousins; hunka sister, Gladys Thunder Hawk-Gay; 22 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Alvina was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Brewer, Sr.; parents, Louis Larvie and Grace (Ruff) Larvie; siblings, Douglas Larvie, Alice Snyder Larvie and Donald Larvie; children, Harold Brewer and Michael Brewer; grandchildren, Raymond Brewer and Vinnie Brewer III; great-grandson, Lucius Valandra, daughter-in-law, Carla (Red Fish) Brewer; nephew, Louis Snyder and all brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Visitation services were held from 8:00 a.m. ~ 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 17, at the Vincent Brewer, Sr. residence near Pine Ridge.

Burial services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, with Charles McGaa officiating and Mr. Pat Janis and Mr. Mike Carlow, Jr. performing the traditional Lakota services.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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