Paula Wright

Funeral Services for 53-year old Paula Wright are Friday, September 24, 2021 at 11:00 at St Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Rapid City, SD, with Father Ed Witt, S.J., officiating and traditional Lakota services by Mr Merle Left Hand Bull and Ms Pansy Hawk Wing

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

Visitation is Thur evening, Sept 23, from 4:00-9:00 at the Mother Butler Center in Rapid City with rosary services starting at 6:00 PM.

Paula Rae Wright was born on November 21, 1967 in Pine Ridge, SD to Robert Wright and Sharon Richards.  Paula made her journey to the Spirit World on September 14, 2021 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Paula is survived by her spouse, Ira Young; children, Eddie Wright and Cheyenne Wright; grandchildren, Dakota, Aden, Shoni Rae, Chassity “Baby Doll” and Ayla; siblings, Caroletta Rodriguez, Kateri Hennessey, Robin Wright, Brian Wright, Wayne Wright, Jay Wright, Shane Montgomery, Joe Montgomery, Cecelio Montgomery, Cecilee Richard, and Nicole Richard; aunt, Cheryl “Jeanny” Castillo; uncle, Robert “Bobby” Montgomery; and nieces & nephews, John, Delbert, Lessa, Tad, Elana, Marcos, Mario, Cecelio, Maximus, Monica, Johnny, Maranda, Brian, Brandon, Adlee, Brooke, Brandy, Allen, Avery, Shad, Julian, Roxie, Andre, Enrique, Arturo, Cecilee, Paul, Jerry, Fred, Rachel, & Robert.

Paula was preceded in death by her parents, Sharon (Richard) Lizotte, Ramsey Richard, and Robert Wright; grandmother, Cecelia Montgomery; grandfather, John Montgomery; aunts & uncles, Mona Montgomery, Mike Montgomery, Johnny Montgomery, and Jerry Montgomery; great grandmother, Sophie Mousseaux; great grandfather, Ambrose Hernandez; niece, Monica Hennessey; cousins, Dustin Janis, Matthew Quick Bear, and Carlos Hopkins; and numerous relatives & ancestors.

Pallbearers will be John Montgomery, Delbert Peters, Carlos Janis, Julian Montgomery, Robert Montgomery, Johnny Cloud, Tad Montgomery, Brian Wright, Jr., Marcos Rodriguez, Brandon Wright, Mario Rodriguez, Julian Montgomery, Cecilio Montgomery, Paul Fiddler, Maximus Montgomery, Brennon Montgomery, Shad Montgomery, Jarek Montgomery, Avery Montgomery, Allen Ray Wright, Jordan Moore, and Andre Castillo.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joy Bear, Crystal Wright, Angie Wright, Carla McGlaughlin, Darla McGlaughlin, Priscilla Long Soldier, Billie Joe Martinez, Jerry Davis, Jolee Miner, Aunt Annette, Maria Munoz and her mother Rosa, Wary LaMont, Tami Stone, Celeste & Toni Kendell, Lisa Atkins & Family, Donna Martin, Anna DuBray, Robert Ward, and other friends we may have missed.  Paula Rae had many friends and people whom loved her.  Castillo Tiwahe, Montgomery Tiwahe, Good Shield-Wright Tiwahe, Hernandez Tiwahe, Mousseaux Tiwahe, Busby Tiwahe, Virginia Janis Tiwahe, Charlene Janis Tiwahe, Jones Tiwahe, Quick Bear Tiwahe, Pansy Hawk Wing Tiwahe, Regina Richards Tiwahe, Martinez Tiwahe, Pourier Tiwahe, Michelle Clifford, Clifford Tiwahe., and Oyate Cante’ Waste’ Pi.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

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