Funeral services for 27-year old Ahakila “Happy” Bear Nose are Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Sharp’s Corner Baptist Church at Sharps Corner, SD, with Pastor Matt Hadden officiating and traditional Lakota Services by Mr Robert Rattling Chase
Burial services are at St Luke’s Episcopal Cemetery, also in Sharp’s Corner.
A one-night wake service starts Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 11:30, also at the Sharp’s Corner Baptist Church
Ahakila “Happy” Marie Bear Nose was born on October 30, 1992 in Rapid City, SD to Michael Bringman and Jerrolyn Running Shield. Ahakila made her journey to the Spirit World on September 22, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN.
Ahakila is survived by her children, Dyeanna Gallegos and Andres Gallegos Jr; mother, Jerrolyn Running Shield; father, Michael Bringman; siblings, Allison Bear Nose, Jenna Black Bear, Jade Running Shield, and Tina Bear Nose; nieces & nephews, Alvaro Aleman, Jr. and Arrailee Black Bear; grandfather, John Bringman; uncle, Robert Rattling Chase; and aunt, Cindy White Thunder.
Ahakila was preceded in death by her grandparents, Marie White Thunder and Joseph Bear Nose; uncles, Elton Black Feather and Ron Black Feather; and aunt, Lisa Pecoraro.
Pallbearers will be Stanley Bear Nose, John May, Jamie May, Geoffrey Black Feather, Wanikiya Beare Nose, Norman Bear Nose, Aiden Bringman, and Marty White Thunder.
Honorary pallbearers will be All Relatives & Friends.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD