Baby Santistevan-Merrival


Graveside services for stillborn infant Baby Santistevan-Merrival are Tuesday, Sept 19, 2023 at 1:30 at the Afraid of His Horses Cemetery in Number 4 Community, SD, with Pastor John Two Bulls officiating and traditional Lakota services by Louis Winters Jr.

Dinner will follow at the Lakota Hope Center in White Clay, NE

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Baby Santistevan-Merrival, stillborn infant child to Richard Merrival and Kaleigha Santistevan, was born and passed away on September 4, 2023 in Pine Ridge, SD.

Baby Santistevan is survived by parents Richard Merrival and Kaleigha Santistevan; grandparents Esther Winters, Isaac Santistevan, Betty & James Sierra; great-grandparents Melvina Winters, Daniel Merrival, and Kathy Glenn; great-great-grandfather Joe (Abbie) Merrival; sister Kailey Santistevan; aunts Danika Winters, Jasmine Merrival, Winter Yellow Bird, Talisa Yellow Bird, Cante Merrival, and Jessica Merrival; uncles Deven Santistevan, Isaac Santistevan Jr, Wanbli Yellow Bird, Robert Yellow Bird, and Jesse Janis Jr; grandparents Bernadette (Reynold) Denny, Lynette Two Bulls, Doreen (Rob) Two Bulls-Runnels, Constance Winters, Patricia Merrival, Lisa Hawk Wing, Joseph Winters, Kevin Winters, Louis Winters Jr, Dusty Merrival, Simon Glenn, James Glenn, and Donnie Merrival.

Baby Santistevan-Merrival was preceded in death by grandmother Delores Merrival; great-grandparents Louis Winters Sr and Vernon LeBeau; and uncle Kaiden Matthew Winters.

Pallbearers will be Wanbli Spotted Elk, Herman Denny, Deven Santistevan, and Isaac Santistevan Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD