Funeral services for 26-year old Charles Red Willow are Monday, August 31, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the T&T Center in Wanblee, SD, with Father Ron Seminara, S.J., officiating and traditional Lakota Services by Mr Richard Moves Camp
Cremation to follow services
Charles Gary Red Willow “Paha Ta Isnala Najin” (Stands On A Hill Alone) was born on September 21, 1993 in Pine Ridge, SD to Donna Red Willow. Charles made his journey to the Spirit World on August 24, 2020 in Rapid City, SD.
Charles attended Horace Mann Elementary then went on to North Middle School where he found his love for basketball. He continued to play for Crazy Horse School until he was 11th grade. After high school, he played independent ball with Sioux Side and played in numerous tournaments.
Charles was a loving and respectful young man. He had a contagious smile and laugh. He loved his family and children so much and always made sure to check up on them. Charles loved to travel and make new friends, the room was never quiet with him around. He loved dressing nice, top to bottom, and loved to make people laugh and always had jokes.
Charles loves his grandma, Nancy and grandpa, Pete; no matter where he was he always check on them. His smile and style will never be forgotten.
Charles is survived by his mother, Donna Red Willow of Wanblee, SD; father, Brian Bettelyoun of Wanblee, SD; children, Taneecya Clifford, Kassiday Randall, Khalil Walking Eagle, and Luca Zahn; siblings, Dayton Bettelyoun, Brianna Bettelyoun, and Amos Bettelyoun; grandparents, Nancy Red Willow, Peter Red Willow, James Red Willow, and Ed Bettelyoun; aunts, Heather Red Willow, Judith Red Willow, and Doreen Milk; cousins, Emilio Red Elk, Lorenzo Red Elk, Marlon White Feather, Jr. and Halley White Feather; and niece, Arrow Winters.
Charles was preceded in death by his sister, Karen Bettelyoun; grandparents, Irving Milk, Cheryl Bettelyoun, and Gary Red Willow; and great grandparents, Bertha Red Willow, Joshua Lip, and Jasper and Bernice Milk.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Janis, Dominic Saubel, Carl Moran, Jr., Cody Whiting, Brennan High Horse, Bernard Moves Camp, Amos Bettelyoun, and Mark Bettelyoun.
Honorary pallbearers will be Justina Wilson, Olivia Romero, Ashley Johnson, Kanisha Rooks, Daniel Two Bulls, Percetta Red Willow, Pauletta Red Willow, Charla Red Willow, Sheila LaMont, Chas Bear Killer, Pamela Red Willow, Stacey Red Willow, Kayla Poor Bear, Trevor Mortin, Dylan Sanchez, Akia Hoax Winters, Carlos Bald Eagle, Antoine Sanchez, Tim Sanchez, Gary Red Willow, Aprielle Poitra, Janet Whiting, Josie White Feather, and All Relatives & Friends
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD