Funeral services for 28-year old Blanche Bell are Wed, May 19, 2021 at 11:00 at the Potter’s House in Slim Buttes, SD, with Pastor Patrick Ashley & Lay Minister Mona Vocu officiating and traditional Lakota Services by Mr Norbert Bell
Burial will be at St. Barnabas Episcopal Cemetery, Kyle, SD
A one-night wake service starts at 3:30 PM, Tues, May 18, 2021 at 3:00, also at the Potters House in Slim Buttes.
Blanche Hope Bell was born on April 7, 1993 in Rapid City, SD to Melinda Bell and made her journey to the Spirit World on May 9, 2021 in Pine Ridge, SD.
Blanche is survived by her son; Jacoby Bell-McLaughlin of Pine Ridge, SD; mother, Melinda (Darrell, Jr.) Spotted Elk of Pine Ridge, SD; twin sister, Louise A. Bell of Pine Ridge, SD; brothers, Jovan Spotted Elk and Darren Spotted Elk both of Pine Ridge, SD; great grandmother, Mary Ann (Larry, Sr.) Meester of Mesquite, AZ; grandparents, Marvin, Sr. & Jacky J. Richard of Pine Ridge, SD, Norbert Bell of Calico, SD, Robert Two Crow of Batesland, SD, James Richard, Sr. of Pine Ridge, SD, Bonnie Richard of Pine Ridge, SD, Wilma Richard of Potato Creek, SD and Anna Means of Sioux Falls, SD; paternal grandparents, Jerry McLaughlin of Rapid City, SD and Nadine Morrison of Pine Ridge, SD; uncles, Marvin Richard, Jr. and Travis Richard both of Pine Ridge, SD, Thad (Sarita) Richard of Manderson, SD, Steven Richard, Rusty Richard, and Sage Richard all of Pine Ridge, SD; aunts, Kathleen (James) Petersen of Pierre, SD and Marvella Richard of Rapid City, SD; cousins, Bucorey Bell-With Horn of Pine Ridge, SD, Honey Bee Bell-With Horn of Crow Creek, SD, Rasheen & Lasheena Richard both of Pine Ridge, SD, Cassandra Bell-Shattun of Williston, ND, Alyssa Richard, Steven Richard, Jr., and Janet Richard all of Pine Ridge, SD, and Tyler Rockwood & Emmy Petersen of Chamberlain, SD.
Blanche was preceded in death by her maternal great grandparents, Thomas & Emma (Two Crow) Richard; paternal great grandparents, Bruce Sr. & Bernadine Means; special friend, James McLaughlin; maternal grandmother, Kadell Richard; maternal grandparents, Douglas Richard, Dale Richard, Ronnie Richard, Byron Richard, Sandra Richard-Blue Bird, and Carmen Richard-Fullen; paternal grandparents, Bert Means, Bruce Means, Jr., Clorey Means, Bernadine Means, John Means, and Mary Means; sister, Baby Girl Spotted Elk; maternal uncles, Lonnie Richard, Colbert “Cubby” Richard, Marty Richard, Maurice Richard, and Dean “Deany Boy” Richard; maternal aunts, Brenda Blue Bird-Little Moon, Crystal Bell-Little Moon, and Jamie Richard; and cousin, Jackie Richard.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Red Hawk, Richard Red Hawk, Marvin Richard, Jr., Thad Richard, Steven Richard, Rusty Richard, Sage Richard, William Morrisette, Dallas Tobacco, Esto Yellow Boy-Janis, Ryan Blue Bird, and Alfred Red Shirt.
Honorary pallbearers will be All Family, Relatives, & Friends.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD