Candace Heminger-Brewer


Funeral services for 46-year old Candace Heminger-Brewer are  Friday, May 20, 2022 at 10:00 at the Ruth Red Elk residence, 14.5 miles north of Manderson, SD, on BIA 33 with traditional Lakota services by Ms Darla Black

Burial is at St Paul’s Catholic Cemetery in Porcupine, SD

A one-night wake service starts Thurs, May 19, at noon also at the Ruth Red Elk residence 

Candace Rose Heminger-Brewer was born on February 14, 1976 in Rapid City, SD to Edwin Rafael Brewer and Ruth Ann Red Elk.  Candace made her journey to the Spirit World on May 12, 2022 at the Ogden Regional Medical Center in Ogden, UT.

Candace had three children – Jerrod Joseph Red Leaf, Bradley Thomas Cook, and Alexis Jewel Heminger – and loved them very much. 

Candace was a very intelligent, loving, and artistic person; anybody that ever met her was welcomed with help and love. She was very caring and loved everybody she came across.  

Candace worked at a lot of places and very hard throughout her life, but loved volunteering her time at the Hope center.

Anything Candace put her mind to, she conquered with a personality that warmed a room. She was a beautiful person inside and out, and had many friends and loved them all.  

Candace loved to fancy dance and was a very talented fancy dancer with her own style that won her the title of Kicking Bear Princess.  

She loved traveling and was very talented in her Gypsy ways; you couldn’t keep her in one place. She will now be looking down from heaven, still cheering for the Ravens.

Candace was a well-loved daughter, sister, mother, auntie, niece, cousin, and friend who will be truly missed but never forgotten. Her memory and life and love will live on forever in the hearts of her friends and the people that loved her.  

Candace loved and cared for everyone she came across and would give them the clothes off her back. Long live the memory of Candace Heminger-Brewer.

Candace is survived by her daughter Alexis Jewel Heminger; son Bradley Cook; siblings Dennis George Red Elk, Denise Louise Comer Leanhart, Billi Delma Ann Schroeder, and Allyssa Rose Comer.

Candace was preceded in death by her son Jerrod Joseph Red Leaf; father Edwin Brewer; aunts & uncles Evelyn Brewer, Phillip Brewer, Louise LaDeaux Red Elk, George Red Elk, Moses Red Elk, Vern Red Elk, Phillip Red Elk, John Brewer, Donnie Cottier, Shirley Red Elk, Linda Randall (Red Elk), Robyn Brewer, Jonnie Brewer, James Black Tail Deer, Donna Mesteth, Howard Mesteth, Vera Lynn Mesteth, & Dorothy LaDeaux.  

Pallbearers will be Martin Black Tail Deer, Daniel Randall, Kevin Big Eagle, Delane Loafer, Shavlo Soldier Wolf, Annastacia Gomez, and Maurice Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mitchell Brewer and family, Michelle Loefer, Kathleen Randall, Sheila Mesteth, Ronalda Comes Flying, Angel Flynn, Ben Comes Flying, Mervin & Mindy Comes Flying, Lori Iron Cloud, Jason Wright, Jerry Brewer, Rochelle & Tim Sweezey, Troy Wright, Tania Andreoff Little, Allen Joyce Laroche and family, Donna Bradford, Micheala Martinez and family, Michelle Gerreaux and family, Crystal Blacktail Deer, Steve Blacktail Deer, Linda Circle Bear Green, Anita Afraid of Lightning, Charlene Afraid of Lightning, Cheryl Circle Bear, Maury Spiola, Sonny Circle Bear, Eugene Stover, Daniel Stover, Hope Center Staff and Family, special thanks to all that loved Candace, and all friends and relatives.

Special thank you to her cousin, Darla Black, and the MMIW Red Ribbon Skirt Society.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD