Gebo William Black Bear

Gebo William Black Bear, 76, of Salt Lake City, Utah, passed away September 14, 1944, in Salt Lake.

Gebo William Black Bear was born on September 14, 1944, in Marsland, Neb. to Jacob Black Bear and Alice Red Shirt. Gebo made his journey to the Spirit World on November 6, 2020 at his home in Salt Lake City, UT. 

Gebo is survived by his sisters, Sharlene May and Annabelle Black Bear both of Martin, S.D., and Violet (Tim) Easter, Spokane, Wash.; brother, Seth (Donna) Ruff, Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa.; several nephews and nieces; and all of the grandchildren.

Gebo was preceded in death by his father, Jake Black Bear; mother, Alice (Red Shirt) Ruff; brothers, Lyman Larry Black Bear and Cornell Ruff, Sr.; sister, Maryann Nelson; nephews, John Nelson, Lee Black Bear, Sherwood Black Bear, Bryan May, Roy Black Bear, and Trevor Easter; niece, Lois Gotheridge; brother-in-laws, Dick May and Narcis Nelson; and sister-in-law, Darlene Young Bull Bear. 

Graveside services: will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 10, at the Native American Church Cemetery near Allen, with Pastor Ken Trivette officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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